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    I’m biased since this was the first gym I started climbing at but I love it. Lots of bouldering (think shorter climbing walls without rope with a mat flooring to absorb your fall) and with that, lots of topping out. Topping out: depends on who you are, but lots of rock gyms just have some tape at the top marking the last hold or place to put your hands, but this gym lets you climb over the wall (and then take a staircase down one side). Might be scary at first but feels great to finish a climb and get over the wall.I find the environment really chill and lots of friendly climbers. And it never seemed to be too crowded for me. You see all levels of climbers there.I give it a 5, but there are some things you might not like:On the weekends in the morning there can be a lot of little kids running around. The staff and parents do a good job of giving you space but there is the occasional overly excited kid who will run close by you :). Once you get used to it it’s kinda nice seeing all the kids having a good time.Top-rope is pretty short. You probably don’t want to go there if you don’t like bouldering and want to climb some bigger walls. Nice for people scared of going too high though. There are still challenging routes, just closer to the ground.The gym’s been around for a bit so holds can feel a bit more used/greasier than those newer gyms. I feel like it just adds to the challenge and keeps your hands from tearing apart, but you might like the idea of having stickier holds. Idk. All in all, I really like this place: relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, interesting terrain and routes :).

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    If you don’t like bouldering and you are an advanced climber you will quickly find yourself bored. The walls with belays aren’t very tall, and 1/4 of them are covered in ‘automatic’ belays which they show you how to use. However, if you want to use the other 3/4 of the walls (the ones with normal belays) you have to pay for a 45 minute lesson or take a test. Would’ve taken the test but that would’ve been useless since the person I was with wouldn’t have passed the test. A lot of bouldering walls which don’t require a harness or any experience.

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    Uniquely positive experience. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, routes change often, membership benefits are considerable (free yoga classes and guest passes, etc.), and the place is always kept clean and in good repair.

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    Our 7yo son loves this place, and we do too. The staff is so nice — they are really supportive of a new young climber and have given him lots of cheers and tips along the way. The people who climb here are really nice, too. Just a great place to spend time. There are lots of types of challenges on both sides of the gym — bouldering or belay — and they do birthday parties and yoga classes in the loft area overlooking the climbing area. Highly recommended!

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    Rockspot is a fun little gym that is in a convenient location – easier to get to Dedham than into Boston and there’s a lot more parking! The staff there was great and one staff member that did our belay test spend a significant amount of extra time with us since we were taught to belay differently at a different gym. He did not need to do this and the extra effort was definitely noted!