The Evolution of Designing for Indoor Climbing in Rec Centers

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While enthusiasm for the sport of indoor climbing continues to ascend, operators and designers are revising their approach to the sport in their facilities.
While enthusiasm for the sport of indoor climbing continues to ascend, operators and designers are revising their approach to the sport in their facilities.
Photo by Ben Tanner courtesy of OLC

Indoor climbing has outreached its reputation as a niche sport. As college and community rec centers started designing elaborate walls into their facilities more than a decade ago, a new community of participants has emerged, and the sport has enjoyed a dramatic rise in popularity. In 2021, more than 5.6 million people participated in the activity, a 7.8 percent increase over 2019.

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