Last Wednesday LA's climbing community came together to check out Stronghold Climbing Gym, the highly anticipated new indoor climbing gym at the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. Built by climbers for climbers, the new facility boasts 42' climbing walls, bouldering, a full gym, and daily yoga classes all within the walls of the historic Edison Company's #3 Steam Power Plant built in 1904.
Music played and the mood was festive as people of all ages explored the walls. Over 500 people came to support the gym, but you would never have never known it by how well the space absorbed all the people. Bouldering, top-rope and lead routes were available to climb throughout the night.
The excitement of having this new gym so close brought us back Saturday morning to climb. The morning was quieter than the opening night and we were not surprised to run into friends who had also been at the Wednesday opening night.
There is no doubt that the proximity of the gym, great staff and by far the best indoor climbing in Los Angeles will make this THE place to go climb.
Hope to see you there.
Stronghold Climbing Gym 650 S. Avenue 21 Los Angeles, CA, 90031 323-505-7000 www.strongholdclimb.com