The Stronghold Climbing Gym Lincoln Heights

The Stronghold Climbing Gym opened its doors in Lincoln Heights in March 2014. We pride ourselves on creative and professional route-setting, a friendly and knowledgeable staff composed entirely of climbers, the best in new and fresh holds and volumes, and being the home base for an amazing community!

Our many amenities such as yoga classes, climbing clinics, weights and cardio equipment, saunas, and shower facilities mean members can make the gym a big part of their lives.

We promote responsible enjoyment of outdoor climbing areas and Leave-No-Trace principles. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment to train, learn, and develop a passion for climbing!

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You can reach us by phone at 323-505-7000.


Please park on S. Avenue 21, Main Street, Moulton Street, or on a street highlighted in green below when you visit the Stronghold (unless you require a handicapped parking space, which is available near the building). Please make sure NOT TO PARK anywhere else on the Brewery campus, as these spots are for Brewery residents, who may tow unauthorized vehicles. This will help us be good neighbors to the hundreds of artists who call the Brewery home.

The Brewery Arts Complex

The Stronghold sits within the 23-acre Brewery Artist Lofts Complex, a three-decades-old artist community housed in an old Pabst Brewing facility and the older California Edison Los Angeles #3 Steam Power Plant. The Brewery (as it is known) was started in the early '80s when the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Ordinance started allowing residential use of disused industrial buildings around Downtown on the condition that the residents be artists and use the space for working as well as living. Since then the Brewery has developed into one of the most well-established and vibrant artists communities in the country.

Twice a year, the artists invite the public into their often remarkable studio/homes to view and purchase their art. The Brewery Art Walk happens each Spring and Fall, and draws large crowds. Art Walk is a great opportunity to check out some of the most creative work in L.A. and buy art.

Also at the Brewery, and of particular interest to thirsty and hungry post-workout climbers, is Barbara's. Only 400' from our front door.