Hey Plastic Pullers...What's A Membership Cost ??


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Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Topic Author's Original Post - May 14, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Finally a gym is opening near me and I just saw the price...$630 for a year or $62 a month with a $50 initiation fee. Seems kind of steep for any kind of gym let alone a climbing gym that has 30' walls. They better give one hell of a foot massage, even better than Jules the foot f%cking Master.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 14, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
$73 a month here in Bay Area , Planet Granite chain , three gyms , 60+ foot walls . Yea it's 'steep'

Pees on beard to seek mates.
May 14, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Climbing gyms, by default, have a much higher overhead than typical gyms. Expect to pay more. 62 sounds good for a 11,500 sq. ft. facility. If yoga is included, then it's a steal as most Yoga memberships start at over $100.

A long way from where I started
May 14, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Yeah, it seems like an outrageous amount... Until you start doing a little math.

Think about what you would charge for a membership if you had taken a lease on that place, built all the walls, hired the staff...

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 14, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Some where between $50 and $60 seems to be the going rate

Social climber
May 14, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Your pride, your tendons, your sense of adventure, your ability to read natural lines, your perception of the climbing world as an unsafe place...

Should I go on about the cost of gym memberships? I haven't even gotten to cash yet.
Chris Cunningham

Trad climber
San Francisco
May 14, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Only the uncool climb outside...skip the ants, rattlesnakes and people hating falcons.
Good looking, cool people climb in comfortable gyms with handy bathrooms and cool (way cool!) piped-in music.
Pay whatever the gyms need to keep your bad a$$ 5.12d++ self comfy and safe.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
May 15, 2013 - 05:37am PT
Access to an extensive selection of dubstep = priceless

$45 over here.

Still haven't climbed the biggest little biggest climbing wall in the world though. It's supposedly good outdoors climbing. Though plastic pulling it be.

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
May 15, 2013 - 07:30am PT
68$ here at Sacramento Pipeworks. It's alot but they have pretty big walls, a nice bouldering area, a good gym and a ton of difforent classes from spin to yoga to ju-jitsu. I also heard rumor that they are going to put in a pool with a deep water soloing wall above it... which would help out quite a bit with stomaching the steep cost.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 15, 2013 - 07:52am PT
$300/yr in the gym I use in Riverside. That's with a pre-paid year, and buying the membership during their annual birthday sale.

I think if you went monthly plan, it would be ~$45 with an autobilling scheme. It is on the small side for a modern gym, and while there are roped climbs in there, the focus is more on bouldering.

The other gym in Riverside is substantially more expensive (and larger), but their membership also includes 3 gym in total (which is kind of "so what" unless you live midway between a couple of them). I think they run about $650/yr for an annual.

Mountain climber
San Diego
May 15, 2013 - 07:59am PT
Access to an extensive selection of dubstep = priceles

Cracking up, man.


Can't take it.

They charge me 70 bucks a month down here, 55 foot walls and full gym otherwise. I'd stick to my hangboard if they didn't have a ton of nice cracks in there to practice on. I usually leave the plastic to the "others". The elliptical machine has come in handy lately, need to get FIT.
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