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The Source Climbing Center

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Address: 1118 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660-2915
Phone Number:
+1 360-694-9096
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Great Climbing in Vancouver

I live nearby and am lucky to have this as my prime climbing gym. As mentioned in other reviews the size of the gym is on the smaller side but extremely high quality per square... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and am lucky to have this as my prime climbing gym. As mentioned in other reviews the size of the gym is on the smaller side but extremely high quality per square inch. Great staff everytime I have used the gym and all routes are very well taken care of! Definitely recommended!

Thank Josull49
Vancouver, Washington
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great place for beginners to start. Initially intimidating until you learn to trust the harnessing and equipment. It would be best for beginners to consider bringing chalk for their hands. None is provided, or if so, is provided at additional cost. The instruction given by the employees was always friendly and just the right amount. I having no experience... More 

Thank Jeremyka_11
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I travel frequently for work and I always check out the local climbing gym in whatever town I am in. I have to say, I was BLOWN AWAY by The Source. I didn't expect much initially (smaller than most mega gyms by today's standards), but when I walked in and realized how much attention to detail there was - it... More 

Thank Jonathan G
Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Always the best climbing ! It's true it is not a huge gym BUT the best routes that take skill and patience. Every single staff member is awesome, they really take notice to you build relationships that make you feel welcome. The top rope is great they do have auto belays, the lead looks amazing (I'm not yet ready for... More 

1 Thank Holly D
Bellevue, Iowa
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

In a few days, my wife and her brother will be attempting a summit attempt on Mt. Hood - but yesterday, we decided to make a stop at the Source to check out the indoor climbing scene in Vancouver. While we've climbed at bigger gyms, we were impressed by the routes that were set, the variety of top rope climbs... More 

1 Thank Kaisenburg
Vancouver, Washington
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Great place to go with the kids with very nice staff who are so gracious to my special needs kids and clients. Thanks!

3 Thank Joanna B
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a small climbing gym with decent amount of top rope& lead wall and bouldering area. It is clean and well organized, great location with good parking. Very helpfully & friendly stuff !

2 Thank Doloka
Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

This place is owned and operated by a great group of people. Great for the entire family, or even solo; you can always get a belay from another friendly member too. Everyone is great, unlike other "Stuffy" gyms that can intimidate the first-timer, this place is perfect for someone learning to climb, or the 5.10 lead climber looking to improve... More 

5 Thank PTrost
Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We vosoted the center with a group of about 40 people. The instructors were great nad helped everyone to get his personal success.

1 Thank Erhard R
Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The Source is a great climbing gym with top rope, bouldering, lead climbing, and even a kids area upstairs. The gym is clean and well lit, and the routes are challenging and fun. The staff is very helpful and glad to give you tips and pointers if you are a novice, like my wife and I were when we first... More 

1 Thank trimess

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