Terre Haute, IN
Specs: 4,000-square-foot facility combines coffee shop culture with traditional climbing gym offerings. The climbing features include bouldering walls, a MoonBoard, a peg board, a campus board, and an “aggressive” pull-up area (constructed to be “marine-proof,” as the gym is right next to a military recruiting station). The gym brews locally roasted coffee and sells a roast specifically made for the gym itself. It also offers an array of fruit smoothies and sandwiches with specialty bread from a local bakery. Climbing Café also sells branded t-shirts designed by the owners, with approximately a dozen different shirt designs featured at any one time. (And most of the revenue gets invested back into the local community.)
Walls and Flooring: Impact Climbing
In Their Words: “One important objective for us includes mentoring and training our employees for their future jobs/careers, with a clear understanding that this will hopefully be their most-fun job they know they’ll have to leave.”
—Sam Morgan, Owner
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