The new year is here! If your new year’s resolution is to try something new or to reach new heights, then you may want to check out Door County Adventure Center’s newest renovation! This year we increased the height, routes, and challenge of our indoor rock climbing gym.
How Did We Do It?
Our first step was to expand the initiatives wall. This wall reached 14 feet high, which allowed us to add another 11 feet to the current climbing wall. It now reaches the ceiling of the barn for a total climb of 25 feet!
Next we added “bump-outs” to add some incline, challenge and edge for climbers to work around. We chose an overhang option, a diamond and box for the wall, putting one shape on each route.
The third step was to add a ton of paint! We used the same color as the rest of the climbing walls but decided to add a little splash for the bump outs. Canyon red and royal purple were chosen for the space and added a nice pop of color!
The last part of the project involved drilling holes and placing hand holds. Before we could do so we needed to spend a lot of time talking through the wall design to determine the best placement by poking wrenches through existing holes. Once that we done and our decisions were made, we measured some rope, tested out the routes, and made adjustments where they were needed. The finished wall features 3 anchors to climb from and an additional 5 routes to challenge even skilled climbers. We’re excited to announce that in 2017 our new addition to the rock wall is open!
Who Can Climb?
The original rock wall is still open so you don’t have to be an expert to climb with us! We have indoor routes for youth & beginners and we feature one of the few silo rock climbing walls in the state! This silo is built for beginners to learn the basics of climbing and challenge their new skills, complete with a cow bell to ring at the top!
Our full set of rock walls are often utilized with team building and leadership development groups that we work with year round, but the wall is open to the general public, by appointment.
Give us a call at 920.746.9539 or send us an email to [email protected]. We’ll find the time you’re looking for and have a team member ready when you arrive! Climbing days are in high demand now that the new wall is open so don’t wait! Call today!
For more information you can check out our rock wall page at https://dcadventurecen.wpengine.com/tours/recreational-rock-climbing/