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Warehouse Rock Gym
Rock Climbing Instructor
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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315 Jefferson St NE Olympia, WA 98501
315 Jefferson Street NortheastUSWashingtonOlympia98501
(360) 596-9255warehouserockgym.com
Rock Climbing Instructor, Recreation Center
Rock Climbing Instructor
Recreation Center
Gym
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Located in the heart of downtown Olympia, we love all things climbing. We offer daily entry and memberships for unlimited climbing, as well as classes to get you started and work on technique!
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"Best vibe of any climbing gym I've been to."
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"Very friendly staff and welcoming community of climbers."
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"The bouldering routes aren't set with any attention to the idea of a "problem."
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Nicholas Mathis
2 years ago
Very friendly staff and welcoming community of climbers. Lead climbing including 45' roof, TR, two (2) auto belays, and bouldering walls including cave and prow. Great for beginner through 5.12+/V8 range. Not the most impressive facility/wall design, but good selection of volumes/new holds, quality route setting, and awesome people. Best vibe of any climbing gym I've been to.
Benjamin Firth
2 years ago
I got my start here at the WRG and I can say that no matter where I go, the Warehouse Rock Gym will always be my favorite. The community here is absolutely amazing. Every time you go in you're greeted with a smile. Recently my brother and mom have started climbing as well, and their experiences have been just as rewarding.
A Google User
3 years ago
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James Pierson
2 years ago
The Warehouse has completely changed since the last reviewer was there (over 3 years ago). They no longer have the W-scale that the other reviewer complained about, and instead have the standard V-scale. Sierra and the rest of the crew there do an awesome job. They have some great route setters now and there are a variety of problems for any difficulty level. They have also just recently added a couple of "Auto-Belayers" which allow you to climb some of the longer, roped routes in the gym if you don't have a partner. There is also an awesome community here, and if you climb on any semblance of a regular basis, you will quickly be brought into the fold. I know for me, going to any climbing gym is as much a social outing as it is a work out. Hanging out with friends, working problems together and feeding off each others energy is all part of what makes coming to the gym fun, and the Warehouse is definitely fun! I have moved up to Bellingham in the last year, and while the Warehouse might not be the biggest or the best gym around, I wish we had a gym like the Warehouse up here. I still come down to Oly to visit friends, and I always make a stop into the Warehouse.
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A Google User
5 years ago
This gym is poorly designed. The bouldering routes aren't set on any of the standard scales of difficulty. I'm used to the V scale, which is based on the bouldering routes in Hueco Tanks. Pretty much everyone is familiar with the V scale and what it means. This gym came up with its own "W" scale...I asked them where it came from -- they made it up because they thought the V scale was too difficult. That's just ridiculous. Most gyms will have a V-zero or V-intro for beginners. If they're worried about children, I've seen children (7-9) trained to lead-rope, or practiced in bouldering that can easily scramble up V5s and V6s. So the W scale is useless and unnecessary, and its climbers won't be trained to recognize what climbs they can reasonably expect to complete at other gyms, or out on the rock. The bouldering routes aren't set with any attention to the idea of a "problem." There is nothing to figure out, no puzzle, no thought required, no grace of movement required, no cruxes to figure out. They're just annoying. The climbs are difficult just out of awkwardness, but not out of real difficulty, and they're not fun. It's almost as if they're set to be obnoxious. At most gyms, even if a problem is difficult, its fun, so one will try over and over again, and learn and grow. I got bored so quickly here, and will probably go to Tacoma or Seattle to climb in gyms from now on.
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