Olathe To Get Its Climbing Gym

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RoKC Olathe
RoKC Olathe
Photo: RoKC Olathe

RoKC Climbing Gym
Olathe, KS

Specs: 35,000-square-foot facility with bouldering, rope climbing (50-foot walls), and speed climbing (10-meter wall). A training area includes hydraulic Kilter and Tension boards, as well as a separate space for outdoor, multi-pitch, and adaptive climbing instruction. Additional amenities include a yoga studio, 6,000-square-foot space with fitness equipment, locker rooms with showers and saunas, communal workspaces, and an Apogee restaurant next door (with coffee, beer, and pizza).

RoKC Olathe
Photo: RoKC Olathe

Walls: Vertical World
Flooring:
Asana
CRM Software: Approach
Website: https://www.facebook.com/rokcolathe/

Development Word of Mouth: “RoKC was dreamt up in 2013 by co-founder Andrew Potter during his second tour in Afghanistan. He realized that he didn’t want a career in the military, but still wanted to serve the community by doing something he was passionate about. Being an avid climber and realizing that Kansas City deserved a great gym, he decided that he could serve his community through climbing. He contacted his brother Frank and they got to work planning RoKC.”
—Alex Gromacki, RoKC Marketing and Event Coordinator