Welcome to PURE Bouldering Gym!
When the design team Vertical Solutions entered the former church that now houses Pure Bouldering Gym, they made sure every guests' eyes would shoot upward. They created a climbing wall that leads climbers up a flowing artificial rock face that seamlessly integrates a 38-foot long bouldering cave and strength-testing overhangs, all lined with a layer of 12-inch ballistic floor padding to protect against injury. The main wall and a competition wall next door - complete with faces tilted between 2 and 65 degrees - keeps climbers entertained for days at a time, as they challenge themselves to new routes and remain on the lookout for freeloading mountain goats. Meanwhile, a staff of experienced coaches trains budding boulderers to master the climbing art, starting off with the fundamentals in The Basics class and continuing through more advanced topics in private lessons.
More about the Gym
The Pure Bouldering Gym which provides a fun, a friendly place to climb and work out, is located in an old church recycled into a bouldering gym. The place is owned and operated by young entrepreneurs: Jesse Youngwerth, Tyler Youngwerth, Cicada Jenerik and Kegan Minock. All coaches have climbing experience thru USA climbing and have competed internationally in Australia, France, Equador, Scottland, Columbia, Canada, World Cups, etc.
Outdoor boulder has been resurrected from the original Teva Vail Mountain Games World Cup Boulder to become the countrie's largest commercial outdoor boulder!
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New Bouldering Gym in Colorado
Colorado Springs, the second-largest city in Colorado with a population of 430,000 will receive it's third commercial climbing gym this July. The new facility will also be C-Springs first bouldering-only climbing facility. The Pure Bouldering gym will feature 17 foot ceilings, an 1800 square feet footprint and 2000 square feet of climbing terrain. The gym will also have a yoga room and a separate training gym adjacent to the main building that will be available to the youth team, classes and private lessons.
Kegan Minock, Pure co-owner and head setter tells us "The gym layout could be described as a fish bowl. The walls almost form an oval so you are completely surrounded by them. It is hard to describe, it is one of those things where you need to see it."
Salt Lake City, Utah based Vertical Solutions, lead by Dustin Buckthal built the beautiful birch cabinet-grade all-wood walls and supplied the padding system.
The gym will be staffed by 4 employees. Minock and one other setter will be responsible for a 3 week turnover. "We feel this gives climbers enough time to project and send a good amount of climbs without letting them get bored with what is up" said Minock. Before the grand opening the gym had guest routesetting help from local setter Matt Lloyd and USAC National Chief Setter Kevin Branford.
Minock breaks the setting down like this, "We have divided the gym into 6 different sections and would like to set a v0 through v10 on each wall while also setting extra problems in the most popular range for our clients. This will total out to be around 80 problems give or take."
The gym hopes to tap into the students at a nearby high school and at the US Air Force Academy, which has a population of 7,526 and a private climbing wall. Colorado Springs also has two major colleges with a combined enrollment of 11,876 both of which have private climbing walls.
Minock tells us that "the whole project (including the walls, pads, holds, other equipment and labor) totaled around $150k." The gym hopes to bring in an average of 100 daily check-ins.
The Pure Bouldering gym hopes to distinguished itself from the competition by offering, as Minock puts it, "a good slab to climb on which we feel is important because many climbers in town compete nationally and slab has been 40% of ABS Nationals for the past 2 years. No other gym in town offers the slab potential we do. Our roof wall is the biggest in town (and probably the state). It is a 38 foot long wave that peaks at 15 feet off the ground."
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At Pure, you can experience bouldering to its fullest with over 2,000 square feet of bouldering on both vertical and super steep walls that reach heights of 15 feet and pads that feel like clouds.
We have friendly and knowledgeable staff who keep the walls fresh with current holds
and unique route setting.
We are located
1 block south of Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs at 8th Street.
Coming from I-25,
head west on Hwy 24, turn left (south) onto 8th Street, pass Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs.
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