I've never climbed before, can I still try it?
Of course! Even the strongest of climbers started off being nervous and out-of-shape. At The Factory we offer routes for everyone! Especially beginners! Our staff is very friendly and informative. They will teach you what you need to know and make you feel at home.
What do I need to try it?
You will need climbing shoes and chalk; both of which you can rent at our facility. Wear comfortable clothes to sweat in. Be prepared for sore hands, toes, and arms!
Do we use ropes when we climb?
Bouldering is a type of climbing that focuses on explosive strength, good technique, and power. Therefore, the walls are shorter, but the moves are challenging. We are a rope-free facility. Our walls range from 10-13 feet tall, our facility is covered in padding in case you fall. A staffer will go over basic safety with you to make you feel confident!
Are there any age restrictions?
- All climbers must be over the age of 8 to climb.
- All climbers 8-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- All participants must be over the age of 16 to use the fitness/training equipment.
- Waivers for minors must be signed by a legal guardian.
Do you guys do group or birthday parties?
No, we do not! Sorry. Our gym is a space for our members and guests to focus on becoming better climbers. We reserve the right to turn around large groups if they did not call or e-mail management beforehand. If you want to ask about bringing groups please email email@example.com or call 714-639-7625. However, we follow a strict no-groups policy.
Why are climbs harder at The Factory?
We have a reputation for being a challenging gym. We do our best to mentally prepare our climbers for grades that you would find outside-- it is rock climbing after all! But we truly believe that trying harder creates stronger climbers quicker. Those just beginning their journey will find a wide variety of welcoming climbing routes.
What is the best way to stay in the loop with The Factory?
Social media! Please visit the bottom of this page for direct links.
To stay up to date on route resets, upcoming events, and sales please follow us on:
- Instagram : @thefactorybouldering
- Facebook : /thefactorybouldering
- Factory Family Facebook Group : /groups/TheFactoryBoulderingClimbers/
Who took all your awesome photos?
Kevin Tu, Bobby Sorich, and Chris Mokbel are our repeat talented photographers!