PLANET GRANITE BLOG

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“Every week they have something up in the gym that they are supporting. More applicable for me is the amount of effort they put into creating a community within their gym. They also announce when someone needs a climbing partner, which happens all day long.” —Jordan Schmidt.

The Portland gym boasts some of the tallest walls in the West with 30,500 square feet of climbing. There are more than 325 routes and boulder problems, four hydraulically adjustable cracks, 13 other crack systems (including two offwidths!), overhangs, slabs, vertical walls, and a beginner area with designated easy routes. Oh, and there are four bouldering walls up on the second floor. Perhaps that is why the Climbing Business Journal called this spectacle the “climbing gym of the future.” What makes this gym really special, though, is its community outreach. Last October, they helped raise more than $55,000 for the American Safe Climbing Association by matching donations made at an annual fundraiser, making it possible to rebolt routes across the country.