Touchstone - Cliffs of Id
2537 S Fairfax Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
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Top Rope, Lead Climbing, and Bouldering
Climbing Facilities Rating:
Fitness Area Rating:
-Very large gym
-Large fitness and yoga areas
-Large gear shop
-Parking is a little tricky
-Lots of people
-a little expensive
The climbing facilities at this gym get a 5 out of 5. Bouldering and climbing here is awesome. There are tons of bouldering walls everywhere, so even when it is crowded there are a ton of options. The climbing walls look to be about 40 ft tall or more and have space for lead climbing as well. The wall surfaces are walltopia and great for smearing. The climbs are labeled with small cards to show the grade and the routes are marked by similar colored rocks. The routes seem to be rated slightly higher than most gyms, so a route here may feel easier than at another gym. The flooring is made of continuous foam with a soft carpet covering that is very comfortable to land on. The campus walls are in separate rooms upstairs separated from the rest of the climbing.
The fitness area here gets a 5 out of 5. The fitness space is located in a loft above the check in area. It is large enough for maybe 10 people to exercise at once and there is a yoga studio next to it so there is plenty of room to relax and stretch. The fitness room is filled with really nice equipment and plenty of cardio equipment including 3 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 2 bikes and a rowing machine. There is also a squat rack and pull up bars.
Locker Rooms/ Bathrooms
The bathroom and locker facilities here get a 5 out of 5. They have really nice bathrooms with showers, lockers, and a sauna. They seem very clean and modern and there are big signs that say to take off your climbing shoes too.
The parking here gets a 4 out of 5. The parking lot is large, it can hold maybe 60 cars, but it fills up quickly. To accommodate this, there is another lot across the street from the gym and there are some double parked spaces that they will make announcements over the loudspeakers for people to move their cars out of the way.
The ambiance here gets a 5 out of 5. It was a great place to climb and boulder. There were many friendly climbers there all cheering each other on. The entire gym feels very open and clean because of the giant open doors and windows along one entire wall. The roof is also fairly high so that adds to the open feel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Additionally, there is a pretty large shop inside next to the entrance counter.