New Seattle-Area Bouldering Gym will be “Purpose-Built” for Climbers

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Concept art shows Uplift's layout, with bouldering walls ranging from nearly vertical to significantly overhanging. All images courtesy of Uplift Climbing
Concept art for the new Seattle-area bouldering gym planned
Concept art shows Uplift’s planned layout, with bouldering walls ranging from nearly vertical to significantly overhanging. The new Seattle-area bouldering gym plans to “serve climbers for whom this sport is a passion,” says founder Andrew Hou. All images courtesy of Uplift Climbing

Uplift Climbing
Shoreline, Washington

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.

 

The building Uplift will use for its new Seattle-area bouldering gym
The Shoreline building that used to be a library and a disco will soon be transformed into a new Seattle-area bouldering gym.

Walls: Vertical Solutions
Flooring: Habit
CRM Software: Approach
Instagram: @uplift_climbing
Website: www.upliftclimbing.com

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