Mesa Rim Coming to Reno


Mesa Rim Reno building rendering.
New Mesa Rim Reno building rendering.

Press Release:
Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center will open an ultramodern indoor climbing facility in Reno, Nevada. The San Diego-based climbing and yoga business, which operates two facilities in Southern California, is building a custom-designed climbing center that will feature 25,000 square feet of top-roping, lead climbing and bouldering terrain, awe-inspiring 50 foot climbing walls, a professional yoga studio, a complete array of fitness equipment, and stylish locker rooms.

Mesa Rim Reno will cater to the area’s large climbing community as well as to outdoor enthusiasts and local athletes. Ian McIntosh, Partner and General Manager of Mesa Rim Climbing Center states, “We believe that climbing is more than a sport; it’s a lifestyle. Climbing and yoga can be transformative experiences — physically, mentally, socially, and beyond.” In regards to joining the Reno community he states, “We feel the Reno area is the perfect location for a modern indoor climbing facility that can serve not only as a place to climb and train, but as a community hub for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts in the Reno-Sparks metro area.”

Mesa Rim Reno will be centrally located at the corner of Harvard Way and Yale Way, near the Reno airport. MBA Architects of Reno has been selected to design the 24,000 square foot building and Clark/Sullivan Construction will oversee construction of the facility. Mesa Rim has once again chosen the leading climbing wall manufacturer, Entre-Prises, to build their custom and cutting-edge climbing walls. “We couldn’t be more happy with the team we’ve been working with,” said Mike Helt, Operations Director for Mesa Rim Reno. “They’ve worked tirelessly to bring our dream into reality and have created a very unique destination that will become a landmark for the Reno area.”

Mesa Rim is also proud to announce that the Reno location represents a new partnership with the owners of the Climbing Business Journal, Mike Helt and Marlowe Kulley. In addition to being founders and editors at CBJ, the first and only trade journal focused on the indoor climbing industry, Marlowe is an experienced project manager while Mike has been a leader in the climbing industry for over 20 years and has worked in countless climbing gyms across the country as a professional routesetter, instructor and consultant. Mike and Marlowe are happy to call Reno their home.

Mesa Rim opened the doors to their first climbing gym in San Diego in 2010 and has quickly become a leading indoor climbing and fitness facility that is dedicated to serving the needs of the whole community. They operate top-quality, modern indoor climbing, yoga, and fitness facilities that inspire people of all ages and ability levels to increase their physical fitness in a fun and social environment. Mesa Rim Reno will be their third climbing facility.

Mesa Rim values community involvement and is offering a limited number of community members the opportunity to participate in this business venture. If you would like to be a part of Mesa Rim Reno or have feedback on the project please contact Marlowe Kulley, Reno Manager, at or visit