Half Moon Bouldering
Specs: Family-owned 11,000-square-foot facility will include a MoonBoard, campus board, and kids’ area (with a “one-of-a-kind climbing castle”), in addition to various bouldering walls. The gym will also feature a yoga studio, a workout area, a social space, and a retail section with gear.
Walls: Vertical Solutions
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
In Their Words: “As North Seattle residents and new parents, we realized we were climbing indoors less and less. We simply didn’t have the time for the long commute to any of Seattle’s climbing gyms. When we did go, we typically found them packed. Our experience was becoming the norm among Seattle climbers. Seattle prides itself with the first indoor climbing gym in the USA, yet [Seattle] is lacking the venues to accommodate the sport’s growing popularity. We had to do something about that.
More than three years ago, we started researching the market and the industry. We met business owners, toured facilities, and consulted industry experts. The support we received throughout this process was humbling. Our biggest challenge turned out to be the hunt for an appropriate space in the extremely competitive real estate market. But we persevered and found the perfect location for bringing our vision to reality: a neighborhood hangout for people to exercise, relax, and socialize with friends and family.
Our long-term plan is to build a welcoming and inclusive community vested in education and outdoor stewardship. We can’t wait to develop programming and strategic partnerships with local schools, businesses, and nonprofits. It truly takes a village…we’re thrilled to put ours on the map.”
—Gloria Man, Co-Owner
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