How to Rock Climb in Culver City: A Guide to the New Cliffs of Id Ropes Section

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If you’re one of the very few people who don’t obsessively refresh the Cliffs of Id Instagram, you might have missed the most exciting development in L.A.’s climbing history: the grand opening of our state-of-the-art rope walls! Coinciding with ourbeplay体育下载安卓试金石攀岩系列如何下载beplay竞争大结局,我们的绳索部分接待了数百名登山者,终于能够体验这个曾经秘密的空间。

It was a long road bringing Cliffs’ rope section from 3D video tour to real life. Along the way we saw our gym split in half by a Trumpian plywood divider, our parking lot commandeered by construction materials, and a crew of burly Bulgarians (thanksWalltopia!) lugging steel beams around as they toiled away behind the secrecy of a huge plastic sheet.

Now that theWhen are the ropes gonna open?”神秘已解决,我们认为我们在此方便的指南中会在芽中削减所有其他问题。



No problem! If you’re a member at any Touchstone gym, you can take ourIntro to Climbing Classfree of charge. Just like Intro to Bouldering, we’ll take you step by step through everything you need to know. If you’re not a member, it’s only $30 to get hands-on instruction so you can pass our top rope belay check like a seasoned pro.


Au Contraire,Hyperstecked Sport Climmer!您需要一张蓝色或紫色的试金石贝雷卡来跳到我们的绳索墙上,因此请在前台拜访我们,快速测试,我们将在层压板上新鲜的吹热的蓝色贝莱卡(Belay Card)上叉。但是,如果您已经从我们的Norcal体育馆里有一张绳索卡片,那么您都可以!



Already part of the pantheon of rock wrestlers who’re right at home on the business end? Grab your blue card, a partner (also with a blue belay card), and a rope (minimum 30 meters or so) and come on in for a lead test. We can only give lead tests when we have the staff and time available, but we’ll always do our best to get you climbing ASAP.

What if I’ve never lead before?

除了我们的品牌Spankin的新介绍The Climbing课程外,我们还有Lead Climbing Clinicsso you can learn solid technique from the start and avoid settling into bad habits.


Already got a harness? Then you don’t have to cough up an extra cent. Forgot yours at home? We rent them out for a measly $2. Never had one to begin with? Check out our专业商店for some affordable Black Diamond options (and more exciting gear to come)!


Where are the autobelays?


My kid loves climbing. Where do I fit into all this ropes business?

We require people to be 14 or older before we entrust them with the awesome power of a blue belay card. If you’re bringing in younger kids, parents are more than welcome to belay their whole group. Feel free to give us a call or come talk to us in person if you’re coming in with some younger folks and need some info on how to keep everyone safe.


I love these tall walls with long, flowy sequences! Tell me all about them!

While the pictures say a thousand words, some of our more popular features include the sport climbing prow, a pillar with not one, but TWO overhangs, and a stemmable chimney section with so much 3D beta it’ll make your head spin.


Man, have we got a treat for you: Head on up the stairs to our brand-new training room! You can get acquainted with the punishing 35-degree wall before hopping over to our 45-degree systems wall, dappled with extra-challenging wooden holds. Just note: we won’t take responsibility for car door handles, jar lids, or anything else that gets in the way of your over-developed grip strength.

I am a serious crack addict. Is there any way to satisfy my habit?

From finger jams to full-on chicken winging weirdness, we have cracks of all shapes, sizes, angles, and elevations.

How can I express my deep devotion and love to you, my sweet, sweet Cliffs of Id?

Aw shucks, I guess you could always give us a great review onYelp, or just come up and tell us in person! You know we love when you visit.

亚历克斯·肖尔尼克(Alex Scholnick)。

Alex became a Touchstone member in 2013 and loved it so much he quit his 9-5 job to climb full-time. He is now a desk staffer at Cliffs of Id. When he’s not ogling routes, Alex writes content for travel and lifestyle companies while attempting needlessly complex recipes in the kitchen.