Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Santa Fe Climbing Center
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Santa Fe Climbing Center it the poster child for what happens when a business owner dedicates themselves the climbing community they serve. With decades of history behind it the owners decided that growth was the key and built a complete replacement facility. Modernization with gorgeous wood walls was compulsory, yes, but deviation in their focus and floor plan was not. SFCC maintained their 100% dedication to core climbing audience by throwing every square foot they had in the new facility at climbing only, no other distractions. With that in mind, future proofing was also a priority so they would not feel cramped down the road when their customer-base continued to grow like it always has. So the location, land, and building were all chosen to facilitate future expansion for the community.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: The owners chose MLM climbing wall construction due to its simplicity and rapid manufacturing process, among other reasons. The finished product seen here, shows the complexity involved in the design to vary the climbing experience for their customers.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: This indoor climbing gym uses a plethora of surface changes in its MLM wall design to visually create depth and intrigue amongst climbers old and new. Surface changes are complimented with custom colors, on-brand for the gym including a custom logo front and center.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Taking a step back, you can see how intimidating the overhung lead climbing wall is at this indoor climbing gym. This specific design feature is something Vertical Solutions can execute on quickly using the advantages of our MLM process and CNC cut geometric panels.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: This view shows almost the entire single-sided rope climbing layout of climbing gym. Vertical Solutions manufactured these indoor climbing walls to deliver a great climbing experience now, and decades down the road.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: This image gives perspective on how challenging this massively overhung lead climbing wall was built to be.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: A really great perspective on the whole facility, with the rope-climbing all along the left and large indoor bouldering walls on the right of the image. All of these climbing wall systems were manufactured and built by Vertical Solutions and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: A separate bouldering wall/island is alongside the roped climbing area. The owners chose MLM construction for both approaches, opting for the ease and simplicity in which the design could be manufactured and customized to their liking.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: A close view of the indoor bouldering island wall system that adds a bunch of indoor climbing square footage for their customers. On the back side is an oversized garage door that gets opened up on nice days to let the sun and fresh air enter the climbing gym.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: The owners wanted a full-length area for kids to be introduced to rope climbing so they continued with the MLM climbing wall design to add a simple feature behind the expert lead climbing area to accommodate this initiative.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Just one of the ad hoc projects that can come up during a climbing wall build with Vertical Solutions: the owners took the extra panels and wanted to make another bouldering wall for little ones, complete with slide and all.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Another view of this great rock gym facility and how accessible it is for everyone. This indoor climbing gym has something for every climber, no matter the experience or interest level.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: The overhung lead climbing found in this climbing gym was made possible by our MLM style wall designs and has enough flexibility to accommodate all traditional and custom-designed needs of today’s modern gyms.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Although unfinished in this picture, the front desk area turned out looking great and stayed on-brand with the rest of the facility as intended.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Lots of room to spread out during community event nights. Vertical Solutions as a climbing wall builder always stresses how impactful it will be to not cram climbing square footage in just because you want the most possible. Having social space is key to a good climbing gym culture.