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    Mission Cliffs is definitely a more ‘real experience’ than I’ve had at Planet Granite. They are super strict about you knowing how to belay, tie a figure 8, etc. and you should expect to go there 3-4 times before they give you a pass to climb (more than a day pass).They also use an ATC which is different than Planet Granite. This makes it trickier to tie in and also makes you be more careful when you’re helping someone climb, get down, etc.All in all, not bad, but definitely a stricter place than Planet Granite.

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    This is a great climbing gym. I used to climb at Planet Granite, on the other side of town, but Mission Cliffs is much closer to me.I think the routes here are creative and fun. A day pass isn’t cheap, so if you have a friend with a membership ask them if you can use a guest pass. If you’re part of this gym, you’ll get free access not just to the walls, but to yoga and spin classes, as well as the weights and workout equipment. They’ve been doing renovations on this gym since I joined in January, which can be slightly annoying but I don’t mind, since obviously it’s just showing how much they’re trying to improve things for the members. The new yoga studio looks great.My big annoyances: I’m using this as my gym membership, and I’m pretty disappointed in the classes offered. There’s pretty much just yoga and spinning classes, and their evening classes start at 5:45pm which is WAY too early for me (and most people!). So there are only a few classes you can go to if you have a regular work schedule, and they’re very limited. I want the gym to offer pilates classes, especially since many yoga students demand “core” as the focus of the yoga classes, which is irritating since I don’t always want to use yoga to work on my core and that’s exactly what pilates is for.My last qualm is just how crowded the walls are. The routes overlap in many places so if someone’s on one and you want to do the one next to them, you have to wait.

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    Awesome, rustic climbing gym in the heart of the Mission.You have to bring your own belay and set it up at every route which sounds inefficient but is part of the rustic charm. Everything is very old school, but safe. There are plenty of routes to keep you entertained until your forearms are spent. Music is fun and goes along with the old school theme (think michael jackson).Pro trip: brush up on your rock climbing safety knowledge (how to tie a rope, how to belay, etc), b/c you will be tested before you’re allowed on the wall!

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    This is a great gym for people of all levels. They have high walls, nice angles, and the staff is really chill. The membership gives access to three gyms in the area for a change in scenery. They test on climbing skills before they let you touch the wall, can take up a bit of time, but it means you have safe(r) climbers around you.

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    Great and very popular indoor climbing. They change routes often, have yoga, spin classes and gym equipment. Basic locker rooms, gear is available, bikes can be locked indoors on first come basis and crowds can cause waits after 6.