Bouldering Gym Headed for Loveland

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A new bouldering-only gym is hoping to fill the gap in climbing facilities in Loveland, Colorada by open the cities first commercial climbing gym. The Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym is led by climbers and Loveland locals, Evan Mann and Adam Lum.

Owners, Evan Mann and Adam Lum.  Photo: Craig Young  / Loveland Reporter-Herald
Owners, Evan Mann and Adam Lum. Photo: Craig Young / Loveland Reporter-Herald

The first-time gym owners told the Reporter-Herald that, “There are four gyms in Fort Collins, four gyms in Boulder, and there’s nothing in Loveland. And Loveland is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park,” Mann said. “There’s also not many family-friendly venues in Loveland.

Lum and Mann bought a 2,000-square-foot portion of a commercial building in April and are in the process of getting plans and city permits lined up. The gym will feature 1,500 square feet of Vertical Solutions climbing wall as well as a cross-training area on the mezzanine level, with equipment such as a Moon Board, a standardized training wall that will allow climbers in Loveland to tackle the same problems with the same holds that people around the world are facing on their own Moon Boards. In addition to regular monthly members, the partners plan to offer 24-access memberships.

They have hired Vertical Solutions of Salt Lake City to build their 1,500-square-foot wooden climbing wall, which will feature several different angles.

The gym is estimated to open in September of 2016.