This is me gushing about the Front.

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This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby Tenesmus » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:08 pm

My wife made me clean off the dresser and I found a day pass to the Front from a couple of years ago. Couldn't find anyone to climb outside so I used it.

I gotta say, that gym is pretty dang fun. The wall is perfect. The setting is fun. The staff was laid back and really nice.

And I like not worrying about grades. Just look at it, climb it. Or not. Feels kinda like outside.

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby grk10vq » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:16 am

you haven't been working towards any new merit badges have you?

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby sevrdhed » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Did you try the treadwall? That thing is silly fun.
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby Edillon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:30 pm

Love the front but it makes me want to climb like a gym climber, and then there's the cognitive dissonance dab.

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby weschrist » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:52 pm

What do you mean "makes me want to climb like a gym climber?"

As in "I can't find any problems that force me to grab tweaky undercling sidepulls that face the wrong direction?"

Or "all the problems focus on body position, technique, friction, and strength rather than finger wrecking bullshit?"

Or perhaps "when I leave my muscles are worn out but I feel relatively tweak free."

I hope you folks know how good you have it there. Most gyms I've been to in the last 5 years seem to take pride in setting "real" climbs/boulder problems... complete with finger wrecking crimps that point the wrong direction, shoulder tweaking sideways dynos to undercling gastons, and off balance high steps at the top of the problems.

Climbing in a gym isn't supposed to be "real" climbing, it is training. It should be a fun, relatively comfortable, tweak free experience. The last thing I want is to injure myself on plastic... it makes digging for those uber-dry gym boogers way too hard.
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby rob duncan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:39 pm

weschrist wrote:What do you mean "makes me want to climb like a gym climber?"

As in "I can't find any problems that force me to grab tweaky undercling sidepulls that face the wrong direction?"

Or "all the problems focus on body position, technique, friction, and strength rather than finger wrecking bullshit?"

Or perhaps "when I leave my muscles are worn out but I feel relatively tweak free."

I hope you folks know how good you have it there. Most gyms I've been to in the last 5 years seem to take pride in setting "real" climbs/boulder problems... complete with finger wrecking crimps that point the wrong direction, shoulder tweaking sideways dynos to undercling gastons, and off balance high steps at the top of the problems.

Climbing in a gym isn't supposed to be "real" climbing, it is training. It should be a fun, relatively comfortable, tweak free experience. The last thing I want is to injure myself on plastic... it makes digging for those uber-dry gym boogers way too hard.


I love the Front! 4LYF3!

I went to the gym in Eugene these past two thanksgivings. I swear to god about half the problems hadn't been reset after a whole year had passed, and they were tweaky pieces of shit to begin with- add a year of grease and chalk...

But I really go to the Front to take my shirt off and yell Fuck whenever I want. Fake it 'til you make it bitches!
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby weschrist » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:30 pm

Now why'd you have to go and get me all riled up and bitchin about plastic?
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby 200#gorilla » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:44 pm

i agree with tennie.

the Front is highly reccomended for climbers of all levels.

plus, it's a great place to warm up at before climbing some more in my garage.

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby Edillon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:56 pm

Love the Front, but don't forget that Jason Kehl didn't tear his acl on some bad ass boulder... 4:30 in this vid:

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby weschrist » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:48 pm

I wish someone would post that clip of MC at The Body Shop talking about outdoor vs. indoor climbing... from some old VHS video I have packet away somewhere. It makes me laugh.
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby Brian in SLC » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:32 pm

How 'bout that bit of Kelly O campusing in the Yank on This video? Frightening.
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby BackClip » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:43 pm

it's more like 4:40 (ACL blow-up) ...thanks for making me watch more than 10 seconds of footage that didn't involve injury.
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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby 200#gorilla » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:01 pm

all this talk about the front makes me want to go to the front - right now.

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby Dustin » Tue May 10, 2011 5:18 pm

:D

From all of us at The Front, THANKS!

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Re: This is me gushing about the Front.

Postby mowgli » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:27 pm

Epic customer service FAIL!

Owner reply's to the below email comment about the treadmills shorting out mid run by canceling the climber's membership. No more member, no more complaint easy... Oh until there are no more members. Brilliant!

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