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Philadelphia Rock Gyms Oaks

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Philadelphia Rock Gyms
E-520 122 Mill Rd
Oaks
PA
19456
Tel: 877 822 7673

Directions

Just a few minutes from Manayunk, downtown Philadelphia and the eastern Main Line.

Where are we going today?

Philadelphia Rock Gyms is a spacious centre with state of the art indoor climbing walls with top out bouldering and over 40 top ropes courses.

They offer instruction and tuition from absolute beginner upwards, with indivudal or whole family options.

After school programming and sumer camps available for over 5s, and Team PRG for over 13s.

Outdoor instruction and experience also available on Saturdays in Ralph Stover State Park, where again beginners are welcome.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $25
  • ChildrenFrom $25
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Monday through Friday 12noon to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm.

Can I get one of those?

Full pro shop available..

What people are saying?

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    Great gym. Variety of bouldering, top roping and lead climbing problems.

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    Cool place but the people running it are clueless and rude. Make sure you bring your birth certificate and proof of identification because these guys are "legal experts"... Also if you are under 18 and print out a legal waiver at home make sure it is "the appropriate size" or it isnt considered "legally legitimate" and "wouldn't hold up in court" (or so they say...). I spent over an hour debating with their clueless front desk man over a quarter inch difference in the size of the waiver I printed. Wouldn't recommend this particular location to...Read More

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    This gym is as safe as any gym I've been to... if not safer. The staff is more attentive to safety. I think the reviewers who claim it isn't safe, aren't really sure what they are talking about.

    I've been climbing here for 10 years.

    I do wish it had a weight training room like some of the gyms in other cities. (thinking earthtreks and metro rock).

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    Bouldering was ok. I didnt get the chance to TR any routes there as I was just visiting while on vacation. But the bouldering problems were good except they keep them all very low. I dont like highball stuff by any means. But I still felt they could have added a few more feet to some of the boulder problems. The floor is old and flipping up in places and it hot and muggy and a little stinky.

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    I have been climbing here 2-3 times a week for 6 months. The gym gets pretty packed, and I wish they had a larger bouldering only area because you are not able to work certain problems if people are top roping/lead climbing on other walls.

    I don't really deal with the staff or ask them questions, and to be honest I don't even know who technically works there except a few girls at the desk.

    The music they play is different from day to day, but they favor Radiohead and that's fine with me!

    Difficulty wise, I could only compare this gym to DRG...Read More

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by joe Diorio

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Cool place but the people running it are clueless and rude. Make sure you bring your birth certificate and proof of identification because these guys are "legal experts"... Also if you are under 18 and print out a legal waiver at home make sure it is "the appropriate size" or it isnt considered "legally legitimate" and "wouldn't hold up in court" (or so they say...). I spent over an hour debating with their clueless front desk man over a quarter inch difference in the size of the waiver I printed. Wouldn't recommend this particular location to anyone.

by Matt Wufsus

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I have been climbing here 2-3 times a week for 6 months. The gym gets pretty packed, and I wish they had a larger bouldering only area because you are not able to work certain problems if people are top roping/lead climbing on other walls.

I don't really deal with the staff or ask them questions, and to be honest I don't even know who technically works there except a few girls at the desk.

The music they play is different from day to day, but they favor Radiohead and that's fine with me!

Difficulty wise, I could only compare this gym to DRG (I have only been to DRG, Go V, and Drexel U's gym), and even then my assessment is skewed as I haven't been back to DRG since I started going to Go V. If I can say anything, it's that the problems' difficulty is dependent upon who set it and rated it. All of the V0's seem to be much harder than their DRG counterparts. As others have said, the problems pretty much top out at V6/V7.

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