Gecko Climbing Gym
Specs: 11,440-square-foot facility will include roped walls up to 30-feet tall, as well as bouldering walls up to 15-feet, several autobelays, and a Kilter Board. The gym will also feature a climbing wall for kids (with a top-out slide). Additional planned amenities include a yoga and fitness room, a party room, a gear shop, a cafe/snack bar and social spaces. Youth climbing teams, after-school clubs and instructional courses are among the planned offerings.
Founding the gym was a “long-term goal” for owner Chris Tansey. Tansey originally went to school to be a youth pastor and served in several youth ministry positions for approximately 15 years. Then, in May 2019, Tansey “took a leap of faith” and attended the Climbing Wall Association Summit in Loveland, Colorado—to gather information about opening a climbing gym. Following the industry challenges of COVID-19 shutdowns, the gym is tentatively set to open in the spring of 2021.
Walls: Vertical Solutions
CRM Software: Approach
In Their Words: “The climbing community in Phoenix is growing and Gecko Climbing Gym seeks to facilitate that growth, celebrating the sport’s progress and debut in the upcoming Olympics. We believe in the life-changing elements of climbing, where our motto invites you to ‘Elevate your life, rise above your crux and inspire the world to ascend!’”
—Chris Tansey, Founder
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