High Point Climbing and Fitness, a Chattanooga based company, will be expanding into North Alabama this year with the addition of an $8 million climbing gym within Huntsville’s new MidCity mixed use development. High Point Chattanooga was named the “Coolest climbing gym in the Country” by Outside magazine in 2015, and the Highpoint team hopes this new project will gain the same type of national attention.
The Huntsville gym will be one of only a few developments in the U.S. that offers an indoor climbing gym along with an outdoor freestanding tower. “We are excited to build an iconic climbing gym in the progressive City of Huntsville, and to partner with RCP Companies to provide an experiential venue at MidCity development” says Johnny O’Brien.
The new indoor facility will offer expansive bouldering and rope climbing areas throughout the gym, along with a 2,700 square foot Kid Zone that has climbing elements designed specifically for kid’s from 3-12 years old. Since the primary industry in Huntsville is aerospace, John Wiygul worked with our climbing wall manufacturer; Walltopia, to create a Saturn Rocket with three climbing stations for the kid’s area. High Point Huntsville will also offer a full fitness regimen including weights, cardio equipment and a yoga studio, along with a gear shop and birthday party rooms to provide members and guests with
a full compliment of amenities.
Highpoint Climbing goes to Huntsville, AL.
Posted by Climbing Business Journal on Friday, May 11, 2018
One of the most unique features will be the outdoor climbing tower reaching 45 feet in height with over 6,000 square feet of climbing surface. It will be located in the public park adjacent to the indoor facility, and will become a focal point of the gym as well as for the overall MIdCity development. “The City of Huntsville sought us out to build the outdoor wall at the gateway to the new city park, and they have been extremely entrepreneurial in their approach to the project and a great partner to make this iconic outdoor wall a reality” says John Wiygul.
Site work is nearly complete and construction is slated to commence in June, with a projected opening in the spring of 2019.