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Pushing Your Threshold


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!

-Kyle Simmons




Hey there, My name is Nalah! My dad, Kyle Simmons, tells me I am 4 years old. We love to go outside and run! I love finding all the friendly people and places where I am allowed to be. I will do my best to give you the best beaches, trails, and squirrels to chase ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!! Hope you tag along for the best dog spots, workouts and advice on how to stay in great dog shape. Love, Nalah

13 thoughts on “Pushing Your Threshold

  1. Wow…beautiful climbing gym – unfortunately our local climbing gym – Vertical World – just went out of business recently 😦

      1. No way, that is awesome. I am looking forward to hearing about it. Unfortunately I have no been up to Oregon. It is definitely on my list though! Where is the good climbing around there?

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