Half Moon Bouldering Owners Feel They’ve Found a “Perfect Location”

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Rendering of Half Moon Bouldering
Coming to the heart of North Seattle, the owners of Half Moon Bouldering envision the gym to be “a neighborhood hangout for people to exercise, relax, and socialize with friends and family.” All photos courtesy of Half Moon Bouldering

Half Moon Bouldering
Seattle, WA

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
Flooring: Habit
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Website: halfmoonbouldering.com
Instagram: @halfmoonbouldering

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.

Artwork of Half Moon Bouldering walls
Half Moon Bouldering will feature walls by Vertical Solutions and flooring by Habit. In total, the gym will offer 5,000 square feet of climbable surface.

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