Climbing Wall Companies' Latest Work Reflects Industry Reaching Higher

Climbing wall companies' latest work reflects an already innovative industry reaching for even greater heights.

It's a little late in the game to characterize as "renegades" the people who over the past two decades have made climbing walls a multimillion-dollar, global enterprise. They're savvy entrepreneurs whose trade involves re-creating mountains on a smaller but no less functionally challenging scale. As the industry has grown, wall manufacturers have become more innovative in their design solutions, more sophisticated in their fabrication methods and more adaptable to their clients' various needs, as demonstrated by the recent installations appearing below.

Tremendous variety characterizes the new climbing wall at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Combining 3D Imprint™ panels and hand-shaped Freeform™ features from ENTRE PRISES CLIMBING WALLS, the wall comprises 7,000 square feet of total climbing area that includes flat planes for unlimited route-setting capabilities, cracks, flakes, pockets and a variety of other interesting features.

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