Specs: 7,300-square-foot facility will be bouldering-only, featuring 14-foot-tall walls that will vary in overhanging angles from 5-degrees to as much as 60-degrees. Additional amenities will include hangboards, campus board, a MoonBoard and a Tension Board. Cardio and weightlifting equipment will also be offered. Gym programming will range from community events to classes and outdoor stewardship, according to a press release.
The gym will reside in a longstanding building that served as a library in the 1990s—and a disco club in decades prior to that. The press release also noted that a “family-friendly” brewery—Monka Brewing Company—will be adjacent to the gym.
Walls: Vertical Solutions
CRM Software: Approach
In Their Words: “Everything about us is purpose-built for climbers. There’s a ton of resources on how to get into rock climbing, and the other Seattle area gyms have done a fantastic job at introducing new people to the sport. While we welcome people of all ability levels, we want to serve climbers for whom this sport is a passion. People who climb in competitions, those who have set long-term climbing goals outside and train 4-5 times a week to achieve them.”
—Andrew Hou, Founder
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