A first-time gym operator is jumping into the super hot Denver climbing market with a new ground-up facility in south Denver. Dubbed, The Valley Climbing and Fitness Center, the 25,000 square foot building will house an estimated 20,000 sfc and feature fifty foot climbing walls.
Owner Brian Emerson’s goal with this new enterprise is to create a facility that is welcoming to families and kids who are just getting started in the sport. “We want kids stoked about all the opportunities climbing has to offer. The Valley will be a place that allows kids to check out climbing and use the gym as a way to ignite their interest in getting outdoors and exploring,” he said in a press release.
The Valley will dedicate a large portion of the building to youth climbers and beginners. “We want the gym to be inviting to those who are new to the sport, and to do that we believe it is important to have a safe environment for them to learn, separate from the main climbing areas. This will also give us a spot in the gym for our youth teams to practice while keeping them isolated from the rest of the climbers.”
The gym, which is located in a vacant lot off of Arapahoe and close to I-25, will be built by Harrington Stanko. The same general contractors who built the Movement gyms as well as the new Gravity One in Broomfield, Colorado.
The Valley hopes to open in mid-2018.