I got into climbing in March of 2017 after my friend took me to a climbing gym. That climbing gym closed. Fortunately for me there was another gym even closer and bigger.
Unfortunately that gym was Mesa Rim. A gym filled with uptight workers, rude members, grimy holds, and animal haters.
Every purchase and educational tidbit I’ve learned since then have been a direct result of my avoidance in giving Mesa Rim any more money. If you’ve got a shitty local gym, maybe you’ll find something useful in here too.