climbing gym

The Effects of a New Climbing Gym

by Tom Markiewicz on September 2, 2009

By now many of you have heard about the new climbing gym that opened in Boulder called Movement. What makes this interesting is Boulder, a city of about 100,000, now has four climbing gyms (Boulder Rock Club (BRC), The Spot, CATS, and Movement). While the concentration of climbers in Boulder is obviously quite high, I’ve […]

8a.nu Asks Who has the Best Home Gym in the World?

by Tom Markiewicz on May 30, 2009

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your home climbing wall, take a look at this thread on 8a.nu titled “Who has the best home gym in the world?” There are some amazing photos of climbers’ home gyms in this very long thread. If I ever get around to putting up a wall in my […]

Construction of a Climbing Gym

by Tom Markiewicz on May 14, 2009

I’m not sure how many climbing gyms one town needs, but Boulder is closing in on getting its fourth gym called Movement. For a city with a population of roughly 90,000, this seems like a lot even for Boulder’s high concentration of climbers. Regardless, I’m more than happy to have additional choices. The Movement gym’s […]

Another climbing gym in Boulder?

by Tom Markiewicz on April 9, 2008

The ClimbingNarc reports that a new climbing gym is coming to Boulder. Why is this news? There’s already three good sized gyms in Boulder already. But as I found out in my trip to Boulder a couple weeks ago, everyone you meet there is a climber. I’d love to see actual numbers on what percentage […]

How to stop climbers from using bolt holes as mono pockets

by Tom Markiewicz on November 14, 2007

Routesetter.com teaches how to stop climbers from using the bolt hole as a mono in the gym. At first I thought this was humorous, then I remembered how many times I’ve seen climbers try using them as pockets (especially those with tiny fingers). 1. Take a two-foot (or so) long piece of standard issue setting […]