Welcome to the first installment of our upcoming video series chronicling the Earth Treks Rockville Expansion! On June 15, 2011, the roar of diesel engines & scissor lifts could be heard through the walls of Earth Treks Rockville as the expansion began in earnest. Stay tuned for more videos, photos and interviews as construction progresses!
Join Earth Treks' Vice President, Scot Heidtman and Rockville's Head Route Setter, Ward Byrum for a behind the scenes look at the blood, sweat & tears that go into building an indoor climbing facility! The expansion on Earth Treks Rockville is underway and when completed, will more than double the existing facility's size.
Earth Treks' Vice President, Scot Heidtman takes us through Wall Building 101 with a look at the materials and construction of an indoor climbing wall. In the 3rd month of construction, the wood paneling on the top rope & lead walls is almost finished and the surface is getting prepped for that crucial concrete exterior. Construction completion is targeted for late Fall 2011 and will increase the size of Earth Treks Rockville from 19,000 square feet to 34,000 square feet of climbing surface. Making it one of the top five largest indoor climbing facilities in the country!
Concrete is going up and the walls of the Rockville Expansion are lookin' good! Not only do we get to check out the first ascent of the lead wall crack but it's the FIRST crack in our Rockville gym!
Just in case you missed getting to hang with Jason in Timonium on Wednesday, here he is giving you the scoop on what's going down with the Rockville expansion!
Jason Thomas, Design and Creative Director for Eldorado Climbing Walls, shares the inspiration behind the new walls of the Earth Treks Rockville Expansion. Due to be completed at the end of November 2011! http://www.earthtreksclimbing.com/
Rockville's Head Route Setter, Skilla gives you a taste of what's to come in the next few weeks as the Earth Treks Rockville expansion comes to a close. We can't wait to get on those walls!
The first day of qualifiers was a huge success for the Earth Treks Climbing Team competitors at SCS Nationals! The team preformed excellent in both Sport and Speed climbing. Of the 11 competitors for Sport Climbing we had, 8 climbers flashed their route!
After a successful day of semi-finals, 5 members of the Earth Treks Climbing Team moved on to finals. In Sport Climbing Finals Arabella J. finished in 8th place, Kayla L. in 6th, Nicole H. in 6th, Miura H. in 6th, and Ryan Y. in 10th place. All of our athletes received medals and climbed excellently.
During Speed Finals, Kayla L. flew up the wall as if she had wings, capturing the title of 2011 US National Speed Climbing Champion in her category of Female Youth B!! Kayla will be traveling with the US National Team to Austria this August to compete in the World Cup against the fastest athletes from all over the globe.
We can't express how immensely proud we are of everyone's performance during Finals and throughout the entire competition.