Climbing enthusiasts May Myklebust and Wayne Smith have been behind closed doors meticulously working on walls around the clock in preparation for Tuesday. These aren't just any ordinary walls, they are for practicing rock climbing and is an excellent workout for any age. The renovations are almost complete for Tuesday's grand re-opening
There are vertical walls, less than vertical walls and overhangs to give climbers lots of variety. May says that the majority of people are scared of heights, but there are beginner walls to allow easy, safe access to get started and comfortable with climbing before attempting the more technical routes. There are new surfaces and new ropes with over 60 routes in total when work is complete.
There is a bouldering cave as well to offer a change of pace and a cheaper adventure as you only require proper shoes. Bouldering is also good for practicing climbing moves or if you don't have a partner or are in a group of three.
Here is a sneak peek of some of the artwork done by local artist John Climenhage.
A special thanks goes out to McKenzie Bull and Luis Flores who have helped get the centre on it's feet as well as the numerous volunteers who have helped set-up, paint and installed the cushioned flooring.
There will be clinics to help you become a better climber, team building events as well as birthday party and after school clinics for kids. Even if you don't have the proper gear, Rock & Rope offers a rental centre to rent climbing shoes and harnesses.