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Climbing Magazine Featured Retailers and Climbing Gyms
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|Lombardi Sports – San Francisco, CA
LOMBARDI SPORTS has been family owned and operated since we began selling biking, skiing, and camping equipment in 1948. In other words, we’ve been the start and finish line for athletes all over the Bay Area for 62 years. Each department is a self-sufficient unit, full of devoted folks who have the answers you’re looking for. By cramming more than 50,000 square feet full of the best equipment, apparel and expertise on Earth, we’ve become the area’s premiere athletic retailer.
True North Climbing – Ontario, Canada
We are part of the Downsview Park Sports Centre, which is a cool collection of sports businesses in the old aircraft hangar in Downsview Park, formerly Downsview Air Force base. We have 14,000 square feet of climbing surface including top-rope and lead routes up to 36′ high, extensive top-out bouldering and 2 slacklines.
The Gravity Vault – Chatham, NJ
Take either the Parkway North or Turnpike North to I-78 W. Take 78 W to 24 W to Exit 7B-A (River Road/ Summit/ Chatham) onto JFK Parkway toward River Road/ Summit. Continue on River Road toward Summit/Chatham. River Road becomes Watchung Avenue and The Gravity Vault is approx 1 mile off the exit on the right (across from Bottle King).
The Desert Rat – St. George, UT
Located in St. George, Utah, in the SW corner of Utah surrounded by some of the best rock climbing to be had anywhere. Moe’s Valley for some quick bouldering just a 15-minute drive from the store! The limestone climbing of the VRG just a 25-minute drive to the south; back up hwy. 91 and only a 45 minute drive from here is Welcome Springs with The Cathedral, and other world class limestone crags such as The Wailing Wall, Gorilla Cliffs, and The Diamond just to list a few.
The Cliffs at Valhalla – Valhalla, NY
Take 287 to exit 4 and turn left off the ramp onto 100A N (This becomes Knollwood Rd). In EXACTLY 2.5 miles you’ll pass a florist on your right. Immediately after, turn right onto Lakeview Road. Take Lakeview to first light and turn left onto the Taconic Parkway North. At the 1st light make a right onto Commerce – we’re immediately on your right.
Bag & Pack Mountaineering – Colorado
We have a large selection of climbing and mountaineering equipment as well as associated lifestyle products. We are the closest retailer of climbing gear to the world-class ice in East Vail and our staff can help with beta for local ice or rock. In addition, we are the closest telemark ski dealer to both Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. We have everything you need for almost any human-powered backcountry outing.
Rocktown Climbing Gym – Oklahoma City, OK
Rocktown Climbing Gym is a social enterprise committed to providing a safe, pleasant and adventurous climbing environment for all. It is our mission to enhance our community as well as to effect positive social change through rock climbing and climbers in particular.
Rock Spot Climbing – Boston, MA
Opened in 2009, we offer 37 top ropes (half are leadable) and tons of bouldering. We have a cardio/training area and a retail store with the biggest selection of shoes and harnesses that you will ever find at an indoor rock climbing gym. Friendly staff and hundreds of professionally set routes for all.
Rock Climbing Tools – Redding, CA
Full line of climbing gear including Wild Country, Black Diamond, Yates Gear, Mad Rock, Metolius, CAMP, BlueWater, Monster, Petzl, Colorado Custom Hardware, Edelrid, DMM, Omega Pacific, etc.
Rhode Island Rock Gym – Lincoln, RI
Established over 10 years ago and in our new location for seven years, we offer 50 top ropes 30+ feet high with a separate lead-only cave and a topout, free standing bouldering area. Huge retail store with the biggest selection of shoes and harnesses around. Cardio and training area upstairs on the mezzanine with party/conference area and vending machines.
Prairie Walls Climbing Gym – Rochester, MN
Since 1998, Prairie Walls Climbing Gym has offered state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing. Featuring 10,000+ square feet of highly featured climbing surface, our walls are designed to inspire and challenge first-time climbers as well as experienced climbers. Prairie Walls Climbing Gym is Rochester, Minnesota’s only indoor rock climbing facility. We offer a wide variety of services and products.
Outdoor Gear Exchange – Burlington, VT
At GearX.com we are passionate about the outdoors. We are committed to selling quality gear at the best prices possible to make the outdoors accessible and affordable for all levels of ability, from the occasional backpacker to the most accomplished mountaineer. We have fun outdoors and want to share that passion with our customers.
Northern Lights Trading Company – Bozeman, MT
Northern Lights has been known since 1982 as the best place for gear and beta in Bozeman. Pipestone Mountaineering has the largest selection of climbing gear in Missoula and the knowledge to back it up. We provide a full line of climbing and mountaineering gear as well as clothing and footwear. Our expert staff combine their product knowledge as well as their knowledge of the local area to get you in the gear you need.
The Chalet – Colorado Springs, CO
Mountain Chalet is the only locally owned mountaineering store in Colorado Springs and has been at the same location, downtown, since 1968. Unlike big chain stores that are run from afar, the Chalet is an independent mountain shop with 40 years of experience specific to the Pikes Peak region. Our goal is to provide the highest quality outdoor clothing and equipment in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere with a knowledgeable, customer-focused staff.
La Cordee – Quebec, Canada
La Cordée is a thriving and expanding Quebec-based business that has always focused on what defines its essence: a passion for outdoor recreational activities of all types. Throughout more than fifty years in the business, La Cordée has played a major role in shaping the world of outdoor recreation in Quebec. Today, it is more than ever involved in promoting and ensuring the future of outdoor sports in our province.
|International Mountain Equipment – Conway, New Hampshire
International Mountain Equipment and the International Mountain Climbing School are located in the village of north Conway, New Hampshire. We have been the climbing shop in the Mount Washington Valley since 1977. We carry all the latest and greatest climbing equipment from Petzl, Black Diamond, Sterling, Mammut, Metolius, Mountain Hardwear, LaSportiva, Lowa, Five Ten, Western Mountaineering, Nemo tents, and others.
The Gear Revival – Atlanta, GA
The Gear Revival is tucked away in midtown Atlanta’s recently revitalized Westside, near Taqueria Del Sol, West Egg, and Octane Coffee Lounge. Anyone who has lived in the ATL long enough remembers the days of the Westside being pretty grungy. Not anymore! We are proud to be a part of the transformation of the area and enjoy the in-town vibrant life. We are not in a strip mall, but in a free-standing building with plenty of parking, a bike rack outside for locking bikes.
Climb Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI
A thriving climbing community, 30-foot TRs (34 ropes) mostly bolted, two topout boulder routes VB through V12. Two arches, Lead Cave with 65-foot constant overhangs. Plenty of space with mezzanine throughout and climbing starts below. The rock gym has been here for 13 years now. We bought it in 2008, and as part of a wave of second generation owners, we’re thrilled to build, paint, clean, routeset, update, grid bolt, and whatever it takes. This year, the gym has seen some amazing new features, with more in the works. Vertical and Horizontal are Out – Steep and Dynamic are IN.
Chicago Athletic Clubs – Chicago, IL
The Chicago Athletic Club (CAC) has six walls located in three health clubs in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. Evanston Athletic Club (EAC) is at 1723 Benson Ave, Evanston; Lincoln Park Athletic Club (LPAC) is at 1019 W Diversey in Chicago; and Lakeview Athletic Club (LVAC) is at 3212 N. Broadway in Chicago.
Adventure Rock – Pewaukee, WI
Adventure Rock is one of the few gyms to be built from the ground up. Adventure Rock was professionally built by Eldorado Wall Company and has 35-foot ceilings, 12,000 square feet of climbing, more than 40 top ropes and lead areas, two large bouldering areas, and air conditioning. Adventure Rock also offers a fully-stocked Pro-Shop, outdoor guiding at Devil’s Lake, and three portable rock walls.
Top Shop – Feathered Friends
Not only does Feathered Friends, the Seattle, Washington, gear institution, offer their own brand of quality down products, but they also run a serious climbing and mountain shop. What sets Feathered Friends apart is their whole-enchilada mentality. As the general manager Brent Zwiers says, “You can walk in here in jeans and a T-shirt and walk out ready to climb any mountain in the world.”
Top Shop – Wilsons Eastside Sports
In the tiny town of Bishop, California, in sight of the Sierra Mountains, and just a 30 minute drive from the famed Buttermilk bouldering, you’ll find the 6,000-square-foot Wilsons Eastside Sports, a core gear shop with over 20 years of history. Rick Wheeler founded Wilsons Eastside as a shoe repair shop in 1977. It has since evolved into a full mountain store, with James Wilson (whose words appear below) joining in 1979.
Top Shop – Rock & Snow
Rock and Snow in New Paltz, New York, has been an East Coast climbing institution for four decades. No wonder: it’s owned and operated by climbers, stocked with loads of climbing gear, and located 10 minutes from the world-class trad and bouldering zone known as the Gunks. The shop came into being in 1970, the brainchild of climbers Dick Williams, Jim McCarthy, Raymond Schrag, Hans Kraus, and Richard Goldstone.
The Triathlete Store – Poway, CA
The Triathlete Store is here to serve YOU, the swimmer, the cyclist, the runner and the triathlete. Whether you are preparing for your first event or your ninety-ninth, our passion is finding you the resources you need to succeed. We are triathletes and multi-sport athletes just like you, and know that it can be difficult to find good, quality triathlon clothing and gear at the right price. That’s why we formed this company. We are committed to becoming your one-stop shop for swimming, bicycling and running apparel and gear! Visit: www.thetriathletestore.com
SteepWorld – Billings, MT
We have been alive and kicking since February of 2005 with the goal of establishing ourselves here at SteepWorld as a Comprehensive Climbing Center, through our; facilities, product offerings and expertise. We strive to establish and maintain this reputation by providing a comfortable inviting atmosphere where our customers/members can: climb, train, learn, shop and connect. Visit: www.steepworld.com
Mountain Outfitters – Breckenridge, CO
To us, living and playing in the mountains is the extension of who we are. What you see is a natural, and true, appreciation of the environment in which we reside and recreate. In our Breckenridge backcountry store, we strive to offer our customers a small piece of that authentic life, not merely a catch phrase. We strive to protect our surroundings, supporting both environmental and social causes through our participation in the 1% for the Planet program. Visit: www.mtnoutfitters.com
Milton Rock Gym – Milton, PA
Milton Rock Gym is your source for adventure. It doesn’t matter whether you are a first time climber or a world renown one, whatever are your intentions — to get strong, train for a trip, celebrate a birthday party, build a corporate team or come in out from the rain, MRG can guide you to a vertical adventure. As a full service indoor climbing gym, MRG provides different kinds of climbing to challenge your mind and body. Visit: www.miltonrockgym.com
High Altitude Fitness – Incline Village, NV
High Altitude Fitness, formerly The Incline Athletic Club, was purchased by Jason Burd in 2006. His development plans include building Nevada’s largest climbing wall. Permits for the project were approved and construction begins May 2008. In addition to free weights, cardio machines, & group classes, members can enjoy free wireless internet in the lobby, tanning, use of the newly re-modeled locker rooms (including steam rooms), and healthy snacks & coffees. Visit: www.highaltitudefit.net
Granite Arch Climbing Center – Rancho Cordova, CA
One of the largest in California, Granite Arch has nearly 24,000 square feet of bouldering, toproping, and sport climbing surface. On any given day there is a rotating selection of 100+ roped routes and 90+ boulder problems. We also house a selection of free weights, fingerboards and a dedicated teambuilding obstacle course for groups and corporate events. Visit: www.granitearch.com
Cleveland Rock Gym – Cleveland, Ohio
The Top Rope Area is the largest part of the gym and has walls 30 feet high. These walls have ropes that are connected to the top of the wall (hence the name) that are used to as safety equipment and to lower climbers when they’ve climbed to the top. To climb these walls someone in your group must act as the belayer. Cleveland Rock Gym can provide a belayer, but by appointment only. Visit: www.clevelandrockgym.com
|Central Rock Gym – Worcester, MA
Central Massachusetts’ largest indoor rock climbing gym. Opened May 2009, Central Rock has established itself as a gym with great routes, cleanliness and great customer service. Our lead climbing is unparalleled in the state and is a great place to train and build strength. Visit: www.centralrockgym.com
Appalachian Outdoors – State College, PA
We carry North Face sleeping bags and tents, Mountain Hardwear jackets and equipment, and Patagonia clothing as well as packs from Osprey, Gregory, North Face, Mountainsmith, and Lowe Alpine. Inside our pages you’ll find other great outdoor gear including backpacks, hiking boots, MSR stoves, Chaco sandals, Rossignol skis, and Black Diamond climbing equipment. Visit: www.appoutdoors.com
X-treme Rock Climbing – Miami, FL
Over 30 feet tall with 14,000 sq. ft of climbing surface, 40% available for lead, large boulder wall, 175 sq. ft. boulder cave, 39 top ropes, over 120+ routes, two birthday party/meeting rooms, 2000 sq. ft. fitness area including two weight machines, free weights, treadmills, elipticals, stairmasters, lifecycles and treadwall. 1200 sq. ft. yoga studio offering Yoga six days a week. Visit: X-tremerock.com
Wilderness Sports – Dillon, Colorado
We are a full-service climbing shop just a few miles from the ice in Tenmile Canyon and Lincoln Falls. The steep ice at Vail is just over the pass. We stock rock and ice gear from Black Diamond, Petzl, Omega, Metolius, Charlet Moser, Sterling, and others. Visit: www.TelemarkSki.com
Adrenaline Climbing – Suwanee, Georgia
Adrenaline Climbing is located at 460 Brogdon Road in Suwanee, Georgia just a mile from the Suwanee Town Center Park. Travelling northbound on I-85, Suwanee is about 30 miles from the epicenter of Atlanta, or about 15 miles from the Perimeter (I-285). Visit: www.adrenalineclimbing.com