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shortsavage


Apr 6, 2002, 12:40 PM
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Great Gym  (North_America: United_States: Oregon: Willamette_Valley: The_Crux)
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I was fortunate enough to get a chance to try out this excellent gym earlier this month. College previewing took me to Eugene (a little hippish-town). The Crux gym is one of the best climbing facilities I have come across. With over 180 routes, any level climber will have some fun. A friendly staff and management offers classes and basic climbing instuction. If you are in Eugene, The Crux gym is a must see. Then, if you get tired of indoor, Skinners Butte is only a block away. So you can take what you learn indoors straight to these large columns.

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Crux has fewer annoying rules than any other gym I've been to. It has a nice bouldering cave and lead lines and some top rope stuff to start out on. And only a block from Skinner's so you can relocate if it starts to rain.


davidji


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The Crux gym is one of the best climbing facilities I have come across.
No kidding? I liked the people there and the location. I thought the climbing was OK. Your profile says you're from Walnut Creek, so maybe you've tried a few of the local Bay Area gyms. I prefer most of the local ones I've tried to The Crux. OTOH, if I lived in Eugene, I'd probably be a member.

Up there for school?

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So you can take what you learn indoors straight to these large columns.
The only climbing I've done at The Columns was jamming & stemming up basalt columns. I'd guess I've climbed there maybe 3 times. Do they have similar routes at The Crux? I was only there once, and nothing like that stands out in my mind.


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I am in eugene for school right now, I have only climbed at the crux once and did not like it as much as PRG(Portland Rock Gym) but i hear that i am spoiled from climbing there on their 45' tall walls. I like the variety at the crux but it needs to have longer routes. And this has nothing to do with the crux but their ratings are way different than PRG, but that is not a negative, just something i need to get used to. Check out flagstone for outdoor, it is awesome, some 4 and 5 pitch routes.


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