Today I climbed at the Treshold Climbing Gym in Riverside, California. Threshold, while undergoing many changes, has seen great improvement and growth in the last few years. With a large array of classes and training facilities, there is something for everyone. The atmosphere is one of competition, but also very healthy. Someone is always there to help you with beta and push you to climb your hardest.
When we walked in, the rout setters had just finished the back bouldering wall area. This was the focus of the crowd as everyone raced to conquer the new boulder problems. We also hopped on a few of the top rope routes, which were very compelling and challenging.
After many hours of climbing I always look forward to going upstairs to get REALLY tired. This, among others, is a major reason I choose to return to Threshold. The upstairs area is filled with helpful workout equipment including hangboards, treadmills, pull-up bars, and weights. This upstairs area gives climbers an opportunity to do a number of supplemental workouts and get strong quick. Next to the workout area you will find a very comfortable lounge. This section of the gym is perfect for studying, reading, watching television, or simply resting between climbs.
With an array of opportunities to advance your climbing strength, Threshold is without a doubt one of southern California’s premiere rock climbing gyms. If you live anywhere close to it, or are making a trip through the area, it is worth checking out. And with the low price of five dollars if you come before 3pm, Threshold even appeals to the poorest climbing bum. Hope to see you there soon!