Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Indoor Gyms:
PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!!
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Indoor Gyms

Premier Sponsor:

 


prangwou


Jun 12, 2007, 9:33 PM
Post #1 of 19 (5460 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 25, 2007
Posts: 1

PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!!
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Recently I took my girlfiend to the Portland Rock Gym for the day, and had a horrible experience. To start it off, the guy who helped us at the front desk was so high he could hardly talk. I then got myself bellet certified and asked if I could show my girlfriend a few things or if I could get her a quick bellet lesson to get her certified. I was told I couldn't teach her any thing and they couldn't give her a class because they were understaffed for the day. This was funny because I looked into the back office and four guys were sitting on thier ASSES!!! However they did let me bellet her and I was able to go screw around in the bouldering cave.

The PORTLAND YUPPY CLIMBERS who work out in the Portland Rock Gym are a bunch of ASSHOLES!!!!! I was there for about three hours and not a single person said hi or responded one of my greetings. I also had one guy who tried to traverse under me while I was on the bouldering wall. I had to get off of the wall because apparently he owned the wall. I won't ever go back to the Portland Rock Gym.

I just wanted to let the world know how big of a shit hole the Portland Rock Gym is. SCREW THE PORTLAND ROCK GYM!!!!!!!!!


space_man


Jun 12, 2007, 9:38 PM
Post #2 of 19 (5449 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 39

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Not the Portland Rock Gym I know. The only bad experience I've had there was regarding what you can use a gift certificate for.

IMO, the staff is incredibly helpful and the patrons are friendly. Any chance you were having your attitude reflected back at you?


shanz


Jun 12, 2007, 9:40 PM
Post #3 of 19 (5446 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 18, 2004
Posts: 702

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Go climb real rock!!!!!! Man made climbing tends to bring out the whine fest and how gyms arent nurturing your inner climber or inner ego! When in doubt run it out!


miavzero


Jun 12, 2007, 9:45 PM
Post #4 of 19 (5442 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 7, 2005
Posts: 624

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

So, did you build the bridge that you live under?

For a first post, you sure come off as a complete prick.

T0 for an overly inflammatory tone.

P.S. STFU NOOB!


charlet_poser


Jun 12, 2007, 10:03 PM
Post #5 of 19 (5433 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Posts: 62

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

it's standar for gyms to not allow climbers oteach each other rope techniques.
get over yourself and stop thinking you deserve special treatment.


petsfed


Jun 12, 2007, 10:23 PM
Post #6 of 19 (5416 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 24, 2002
Posts: 8599

Re: [shanz] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

shanz wrote:
Go climb real rock!!!!!! Man made climbing tends to bring out the whine fest and how gyms arent nurturing your inner climber or inner ego! When in doubt run it out!

You'd think somebody from Missouri would understand the necessity of rock gyms in the absence of quality climbable rock in the vicinity.

But you learn something new everyday.

Stoneworks is a vastly superior gym, in my opinion, for the Portland Metro Area. Its in Beaverton.


drljefe


Jun 12, 2007, 11:14 PM
Post #7 of 19 (5393 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 119

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Nobody has said anything about how he spelled belay. I thought he meant ballet lesson!
I was there back in the mid 90's and thought the staff were snooty and rude too, but this is Portland, service with a snarl!


shanz


Jun 13, 2007, 8:36 AM
Post #8 of 19 (5366 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 18, 2004
Posts: 702

Re: [petsfed] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

petsfed wrote:
shanz wrote:
Go climb real rock!!!!!! Man made climbing tends to bring out the whine fest and how gyms arent nurturing your inner climber or inner ego! When in doubt run it out!

You'd think somebody from Missouri would understand the necessity of rock gyms in the absence of quality climbable rock in the vicinity.

But you learn something new everyday.

Stoneworks is a vastly superior gym, in my opinion, for the Portland Metro Area. Its in Beaverton.

Actually I live 30 minutes from Drapers Bluff/Cedar Bluff/ and Giant city and an hour 15minutes from jackson Falls. And i do understand since i moved from Indiana where you got nothing to climb. Regardless I still drove 2-3 hours on weekends to get on some real rock rather than go to the gym.


nivlac


Jun 13, 2007, 8:43 AM
Post #9 of 19 (5343 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 141

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Come to Salt Lake. ;)

I just moved here for the summer and I've climbed with a new group of folks 6 of the last 8 times I've gone to the local gym. Friendliest group of bellet-ers I ever met. Even gone outdoors with these folks several times now.

Now if they'd only sell something stronger than 3.2 beer at a reasonable price...


svilnit


Jun 13, 2007, 8:58 AM
Post #10 of 19 (5318 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 582

Re: [petsfed] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

petsfed wrote:
shanz wrote:
Go climb real rock!!!!!! Man made climbing tends to bring out the whine fest and how gyms arent nurturing your inner climber or inner ego! When in doubt run it out!

You'd think somebody from Missouri would understand the necessity of rock gyms in the absence of quality climbable rock in the vicinity.

But you learn something new everyday.

Stoneworks is a vastly superior gym, in my opinion, for the Portland Metro Area. Its in Beaverton.


The OP probably works for that gym Wink


(This post was edited by svilnit on Jun 13, 2007, 8:59 AM)


summerprophet


Jun 13, 2007, 9:07 AM
Post #11 of 19 (5297 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 16, 2004
Posts: 764

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

So let me get this right,

1. You spout off about how much gym X sucks, despite popular opinion being that it is a pretty nice and freindly gym.

2. Your profile states that you are currently building gym Y.

3. This is your first post on here.

Hmmmmm, sound like a serious conflict of interest, almost to the point of slander.


boku


Jun 13, 2007, 9:33 AM
Post #12 of 19 (5266 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 278

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

prangwou wrote:
Recently I took my girlfiend to the Portland Rock Gym for the day, and had a horrible experience. To start it off, the guy who helped us at the front desk was so high he could hardly talk. I then got myself bellet certified and asked if I could show my girlfriend a few things or if I could get her a quick bellet lesson to get her certified. I was told I couldn't teach her any thing and they couldn't give her a class because they were understaffed for the day. This was funny because I looked into the back office and four guys were sitting on thier ASSES!!! However they did let me bellet her and I was able to go screw around in the bouldering cave.

The PORTLAND YUPPY CLIMBERS who work out in the Portland Rock Gym are a bunch of ASSHOLES!!!!! I was there for about three hours and not a single person said hi or responded one of my greetings. I also had one guy who tried to traverse under me while I was on the bouldering wall. I had to get off of the wall because apparently he owned the wall. I won't ever go back to the Portland Rock Gym.

I just wanted to let the world know how big of a shit hole the Portland Rock Gym is. SCREW THE PORTLAND ROCK GYM!!!!!!!!!

Fascinating.

Entitled much?


reg


Jun 13, 2007, 9:44 AM
Post #13 of 19 (5247 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 10, 2004
Posts: 1560

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

get trucked!


healyje


Jun 13, 2007, 12:29 PM
Post #14 of 19 (5201 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 4204

Re: [shanz] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

shanz wrote:
Actually I live 30 minutes from Giant city.

There are days when that just makes me totally jealous - someone should ressucitate all those old lines out there. And cut down that damn weed that turned into an actual tree, had we known...


valeberga


Jun 13, 2007, 12:52 PM
Post #15 of 19 (5174 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 2, 2003
Posts: 434

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

This is just standard 'first time at gym X' type whining. Lots of people go through it. (yawn.)

But there actually is one legitimate piece of information in the post, which is that allegedly the staff wasn't willing/able to provide belay instruction. That's weak.

In an ideal system one would be able to walk into a gym, get proper instruction, and begin belaying the same day. Liability is not an excuse for dropping the ball on that capability--that's what waivers are for.


notch


Jun 13, 2007, 3:44 PM
Post #16 of 19 (5108 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 13, 2005
Posts: 599

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In reply to:
PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!
...but not nearly as much as this post does.


healyje


Jun 13, 2007, 10:22 PM
Post #17 of 19 (5051 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 4204

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

prangwou wrote:
I was told I couldn't teach her any thing and they couldn't give her a class because they were understaffed for the day. This was funny because I looked into the back office and four guys were sitting on thier ASSES!!!

And did you ask, "are any of those guys available?" No telling what they may have been doing, there's often more going on than meets the eye during the daytime. And if there were five folks there, they weren't being paid to sit on their asses so something else was likely up - gyms don't generate the kind of cashflow that allows for a half-dozen folks to just sit around.


superbum


Jun 13, 2007, 11:20 PM
Post #18 of 19 (5020 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 822

Re: [healyje] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

ALL ROCK GYMS SUCK you pussy. FUCK YOO i hate you. TpOuhacg lf/


Partner ctardi


Aug 1, 2007, 11:48 AM
Post #19 of 19 (4379 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 8, 2004
Posts: 1278

Re: [prangwou] PORTLAND ROCK GYM SUCKS!!!!!!!! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

There's 4 people there...does that mean that they are working? Crazy

Edit: Or for that matter, what says that they even know how to teach ballet?


(This post was edited by ctardi on Aug 1, 2007, 2:35 PM)


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Indoor Gyms

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook