The Santa Fe Climbing Center has been serving the climbing needs in this small New Mexican town since the early 1990’s. And now after decades in a cramped 2,000 square foot space, Owner Andre Wiltenburg will open the doors on a shiny new 6,000 sf climbing facility.
The new gym features roped climbing and bouldering as well as a separate kids area and expanded training area. Wiltenburg told CBJ, “There was a need to move because with the growth of the climbing community here in Santa Fe we had outgrown our current space and parts of our current gym was also somewhat outdated.”
After years of fruitless searching to find a suitable building with landlords willing to have climbing walls erected inside, Wiltenburg finally came across a building on Craigslist and gained financing to buy the building instead of leasing.
The grand opening is set for October 8th.
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