Stronghold Climbing Gym

Stronghold Climbing Gym


I am conducting a research project on the economic impact of rock climbing in rural California for my degree thesis. It would be super helpful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey!
You can access it through the QR code below or this Link:
SOS 🇺🇦💔
Dear Climbing Community!
I’m currently collecting a humanitarian aid that will be sent to Ukraine.
Please let me know if can donate any of these items:
-Sleeping bags
-sleeping pads
-space blankets
-warm blankets
-flash lights
-battery banks
-thermal underwear and sock
-warm clothes and shoes/boots
Thank you so much!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Thank you for sharing this wonderful history of where we live Stronghold Climbing Gym !

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
Thanks to everybody who hung out with us in July!

Here's what's coming up soon in August:

* Sunday Aug 8: Crag Clean Up (and native plant talk/hike) @ Malibu Creek with the lovely Trail Mothers!
Details here:

* Wed Aug 11: Boulders, Belays, and Beer Stronghold Climbing Gym! Come climb anytime from 6 - 9 pm and grab some beer after with your new friends!

* Thurs Aug 12: Boulders, Belays, and Beer Sender One Santa Ana! Same thing, send some climbs and then drink some beer offsite after. Brewery recommendations are welcome!

* Thurs Aug 19: Meet & Greet Cliffs of Id! Come chat with us and grab some swag! We'll be hanging out from 7-9 pm.

PS: Don't climb at Stronghold, Sender, or Cliffs but want to start a meetup? Shoot us a DM and we'd be happy to help ya out!
¿Qué tal esta belleza? cultura escaladora local.
Stronghold Climbing Gym - Los Angeles, California.
Envíanos tus fotos de parques de escalada, escaladores locales o muros para compartirlos con el mundo.


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You will get details about THE KETO DIET, KETO RECIPE, FACTS, ETC.

Really happy that the winner of Moonrocks’s fundraiser raffle, Crystal Wongchalermthan, loves her prizes. She got the Baboon’s 4” Pinch Block signed by none other than our athlete Bella Jariel! And she got the pre-released Begone! insect repellent.

This Friday, we will showcase the Begone! at Stronghold Climbing Gym #Pride Event. It’s in June 18th at 7pm. Come by and see our upcoming #summer product!
#baboonoutdoors #begoneinsectrepellent #pinchblock #gripstrength #climbing #socalclimbing #bouldering #mosquitorepellent #naturalrepellent #veganproduct #summerproducts #begone #blackmountainbouldering #tramwaybouldering #idyllwild #tahquitz #suiciderock #hiking #sangabrielmountains
An after school and weekend program designed for youth who want to explore climbing. Sponsored by Stronghold Climbing Gym
How incredible is Stronghold Climbing Gym!!! We are so happy to see them back open!! ♥️
Anyone that may be doing a winter ascent of Mt Baldy, please be on the lookout for this woman. She’s my friend’s aunt and was last seen alone ascending the summit trail on 2/13/21. Dogs were able to trace her scent to the summit, so they know she made it that far. At this point, 10 days have passed so it is most likely a body recovery. LA Fire and Rescue have had to scale back their search because of weather conditions. I just want her family to be able to get some closure. Please share to get the word out. Thank you.
My friends and me (taking the picture) at a climbing gym in St. Louis. 30 years ago, today! Okay staff, what 2 things would NOT fly today? (Fashion excluded)

The Stronghold is a full-service climbing gym near Downtown Los Angeles, in the Brewery Arts Complex. Come climb with us! Check out our website at

Find a climbing partner at

We hope to climb with you soon.

Operating as usual


Our 2021 Rainbow tee & tank are now available for 50% off through the end of June. Buy one for yourself, a friend, and/or stranger as we get ready for Pride Month!

Additionally, this Memorial Day Weekend we will have non-Stronghold apparel and select climbing shoes on sale as well! Sale begins 05/28 & ends 05/30 @ 11:00pm PST.


New routes, different volumes, same Right Overhang. Get a session in on the new set!


Climbing Magazine (@climbingmagazine) inspired many people to take to climbing - this is the end of an era -


Stop by to meet the Access Fund Conservation Team, this Thursday, May 26th, as they pass through Los Angeles! Karson and Emily will be at the Stronghold and will give a talk about best practices for climbing outside at 6 PM!

📍Paiute-Shoshone Ancestral Land / Payahuunadü [The Buttermilks, Bishop]


The Jagged Wall got a reset today, come check it out this week!

Photos from Stronghold Climbing Gym's post 05/23/2022

Beautiful painting @coooooooookiie!
#Repost @coooooooookiie
The back of the climbing gym...
with @riverriverchang

steel fabrication and er****on

#gouache #gouachepainting #stilllife #painting #stilllifepainting #artwork #fineart #pleinair #fineart


We were PSYCHED to be part of a great day of stewardship at Echo Cliffs today. Big thanks to the @accessfund and @scma_climb for organizing, and for everyone who came out to lend a hand to help maintain this precious climbing area.
This Thursday, May 26, 6pm - 7pm
Karson Leonard & Emily Hernandez of the Access Fund will be at the Stronghold to give a talk on "Best Practices Climbing Outside" and discuss how to minimize negative environmental impacts when you climb in the great outdoors. Even those experienced in Leave-No-Trace methods might pick up some new perspectives from these guys. We're grateful they're coming - hope to see you there!


Some of you may have been wondering about beta for the new Problem of the Week on the Ripple Wall.

Here's routesetter JSH demonstrating some cool opening moves!


Slackline Night in the rope area tonight. Any interest in a slack line clinic? Comment below.


Have you tried the new set on the Ripple Wall? If you haven't checked it out yet, come through!


Our Yellow Tag: Intro to Intermediate Technique Clinic will provide participants the skills and proper guidance to help climb yellow tagged problems and routes. Geared towards V2-V5 & 5.11 climbers.

Yoga instructor Chauncee tackling a yellow tag on the Jagged Wall.


The Access Fund and Southern California Mountaineers Association are hosting two great Stewardship Events: Echo Cliffs, this Saturday, May 21st, and Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, next weekend May 28 & 29th.

Work will include erosion control, trail delineation, and removal of social trails and redundant trails. For more details:

📍Micqanaqa'n [Echo Cliffs]


USA Climbing Divisionals will be hosted in Chandler, Arizona at Alta Climbing & Fitness. We're stoked to have some of our youth team members qualify and represent The Stronghold. Wishing the best of luck to Monkey, Lorelai, June, Gabi, Rylan, Niko, Claire, Jeremy, and Rhett!


Next Thursday we have a new Adaptive Vinyasa Yoga class, 7:30 - 8:30 PM. This 1-hour class is based on classic Vinyasa movements, all of which can be done on a mat or in a chair! Class will be held in the East Training Room. Led by Corinne.

And don't forget, every Thursday, the Adaptive Climbing Club meets here at the gym. Registration is required for first-timers (and free!). Drop by to participate or volunteer. For more info check out and follow @strongholdadaptiveclimbing!


Learn how to use our MoonBoard and Tension Board to target specific weaknesses and accomplish your training goals! Best suited for intermediate to advanced climbers. Led by Medvis.

This month's installment falls on Monday, May 16th from 7-9pm. There's still some spots open, link in bio to sign-up!

Timeline photos 05/11/2022

The Corridor & West Training Room have some fresh lines up. Come check out the new climbs this week!

Timeline photos 05/10/2022

Learn the basics of climbing multipitch routes in this two-part series: Mulitpitch I & II led by Bill.

There are some prerequisites: you should be lead-certified and should have prior anchor-building and rappelling experience/knowledge. If you have any questions regarding thus, feel free to shoot us a DM.

📍Ahwahnee [The Southwest face of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley]

Photos from Stronghold Climbing Gym's post 05/09/2022

Here is a great opportunity to volunteer and give back to two of the most popular sport crags in the Santa Monica Mountains! Join the fabulous folks at the Southern California Mountaineers Association- SCMA and the Access Fund in giving these crags some TLC.

Echo Cliffs:

Holcomb Valley Pinnacles:

Timeline photos 05/07/2022

Weightlifting for Climbers is back Wednesday, May 11th & 25th. Led by Medvis.

Here's staff member Sam pulling some weight with some deadlifts.

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

Mothers Climb Free this Sunday, May 8th, in celebration of all the strong mothers in our lives!

Monday, May 9th, we have a Blue Tag Clinic: Intro to Technique. An intro class to help you with the basics to finish those blue tagged problems & routes! Sign up via the link in our bio!

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

Our Take the Fall: Fear Management Clinic is back again this month with two installments: Wednesday, May 11th, and Tuesday, May 24th.

Get the beta you need to start sending your mental walls while lead climbing. Led by staff member Dexter.


The T-Wall and Two Crack walls got an overhaul of new routes.

For you autobelayers, you've probably noticed we are down one. In order to keep them safe and operational for our members, we send them out, one at a time, for annual service. One autobelay down is a small price to pay for safety! Thanks for your understanding.


Happy Monday! We got some new volumes up on the Steep Wall. 🤤

May newsletter 05/01/2022

May newsletter

Hot off the press, our May newsletter!

May newsletter What's happening at the gym as May flowers bloom


It's Bring a Friend Friday, so bring a friend* and/or a pup for a good time!

Staff members Tina, Joon, and Waffle 🧇 working the front.

*bringing a guest does not go towards members'use of their monthly guest pass.


The Alcove and Arch were filled in today and yesterday, come check out the new routes!


We have GriGris and GriGri Pluses in stock. Let us know in the comments if there's any gear you'd like to see on our walls!

Stronghold members enjoy 10% off on climbing gear & 20% off on rope! New members receive 15% off climbing gear their first month.


New set on the Jagged Wall! Thank you setting team, don't forget to show them love. 💚💙💛❤🖤


The @wallflowersclimb, a body positive, q***r-affirmative social crew, is meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, the 26th, at 7pm to close!

Follow them for details and meet other q***r climbers. Can't make tomorrow? They meet every fourth Tuesday of the month!

A Beginner’s Guide to Bouldering 04/23/2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Bouldering

An article on getting started with bouldering in the The New York Times-“Some of the best boulder problems in America are V0s,” said Mr. [John] Sherman, 62, who still establishes scores of new problems each year. Obsessing on grades ruins the fun, he added (despite the fact that he created the V-scale, so called because of his nickname, “Vermin”)."


A Beginner’s Guide to Bouldering People are flocking back to indoor rock climbing gyms for the intense workouts and amiable social scene. It’s not as hard as it looks.


New routes throughout the back rope area just went up this week. Our setting team has been working hard filling in the gaps. Enjoy the weekend with some routes!


Big News! We are building a bouldering gym in Echo Park. Located at 1624 W. Sunset Boulevard, it’s just three miles away from the current Stronghold.

The space began life in 1912 as the Globe #3 Movie Theater, which eventually became a bank in 1951. The bank was converted to La Guadalupana Market in the late 1980s. It has been empty since early 2018. We are honored to be opening a new chapter in this historic building in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ iconic neighborhoods.  

Thanks to our wonderful community and staff for being a part of this journey and making this second location possible. 

We look forward to climbing with you in Echo Park soon!


We have used holds for sale! Members and non-members alike can come and snag some holds for $6 per pound. Come into the gym and ask the front desk staff for the assist!


New set up on the Ripple Wall!

Our Yellow Tag Clinic: Intro to Intermediate Technique is tomorrow. If you missed out on signing up this month, let us know in the comments if you'd like to see another interation in May!

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650 S Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 8am - 9pm
Sunday 8am - 9pm

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