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Longmont Climbing Collective is a perfect example of how dedicated climbing industry pros Mack and Bryan saw an opportunity to go next-level with their community engagement. As owner/operators of Butora USA, they are no stranger to the climbing industry, but their vision wasn't going to stop at shoes. They decided to tap into the wildly underserved Colorado Front Range market, and produce this stunning and ultra well-thought out 13,000 sq.ft. facility with approximately 7,000 sq.ft. of climbing surface. They used freestanding and building-anchored designs, with both ARC and MLM construction, to produce some of the tallest bouldering walls found inside. Not fully satisfied, they also wanted to curate an even more unique experience for their community, and provide the most adjustable climbing wall surface found anywhere in the world, utilizing three VS ATP (Adjustable Training Platform) products and one adjustable Kilter board. As they have mentioned to us previously, they knew pretty early on in their efforts that there was only one company truly capable of tackling and delivering all of these elements.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The use of hardwood accents on the climbing walls at this gym is one its most defining brand characteristics.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The camera isn't exaggerating (that much); these are some of the tallest bouldering walls indoors, period.
Longmont Climbing Collective: Another defining characteristic of this climbing facility is the industry's first push-button adjustable wall, ATP (Adjustable Training Platform). This variable angle wall uses quick-action hydraulics and push-button activation to dial in climbing angles up to 70º at any increment, within seconds.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The ARC boulder has symmetrical hardwood and paint details on either vertical side. This type of branding is used throughout the climbing wall design, and is an unmistakable feature immediately noticeable.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A close up detail of the warm and rich hardwood accents, as well as how precise the VS team manufactures climbing walls. All surfaces come together seamlessly, and holes spanning two surfaces are executed with no lack in finish appearance or accuracy.
Longmont Climbing Collective: This facility is impressive front-to-back. Utilizing a combination of freestanding and building-anchored climbings walls, as well as MLM and ARC construction, in addition to four total adjustable climbing walls, this gym creates something interesting around every corner.
Longmont Climbing Collective: Another building-anchored boulder, this one being MLM constructed with faint but purposeful angle changes. The mezzanine in the background leads to an event space and yoga room.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A side-view of ATP adjustability (Adjustable Training Platform), and its quick-adjust hydraulics which carry the heavy-lifting. LCC has a total of 4 adjustable walls, all in different climbing wall square footage offerings.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The Habit Flooring installed throughout the facility has more than enough coverage around this super versatile freestanding boulder in the center of the floor-plan.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The central boulder at this gym is not only gigantic, but also extremely detailed as seen here with this stunning hardwood inlay section lining & defining an primary edge.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The climbing wall square footage here at LCC is really understated. This huge central freestanding boulder provides not only the most challenging terrain but also the tallest, coming in at 18' tall.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A usual suspect, the Tension Climbing campus board sits next to the brand new adjustable Kilter board, made possible by VS and ATP (Adjustable Training Platform) construction.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The view from the mezzanine looking lengthwise down the whole facility, which consists of freestanding boulders and climbing walls tied into exterior walls, almost equal in portions.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The backside of the central freestanding boulder, you can get a feel for just how massive this structure really is. It was a challenge to design and construct, but the result is unlike anything found elsewhere.
Longmont Climbing Collective: Another view of the main freestanding boulder made of MLM construction. The angles designed by the team were very strategic to provide varying levels of setting on as many facets as possible.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A floor-level view showing the ultra-clean install of Habit Flooring at this climbing gym, tightly surrounding the center boulder and providing safe deceleration from the extreme heights.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The owners of this climbing gym opted for a mixture of ARC and MLM climbing wall construction, with a gorgeous overhung building-anchored ARC boulder seen here, with flawless Habit Flooring installed beneath.
Longmont Climbing Collective: Under the boulder you can start to get a feel for how complex this MLM geometric design was, and how versatile the cave-style climbing can be underneath. Many facets produce interesting terrain to set problems on for many years without going to the same well twice.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A closeup view of the expert construction from the VS team on the Kilter board, made possible by ATP (Adjustable Training Platform) adjustability.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The layout of this floor-plan distributes the climbing evenly across the five main areas, incorporating fall-zones that still allow walkways through the Habit bouldering floors, which were designed in tandem by VS.
Longmont Climbing Collective: You'd be hard pressed to find a detail about this facility that wasn't analyzed and well thought-out, right down to the size and placement of cubbies & benches, and purposeful usage of natural light through windows and big multi-bay garage doors.
Longmont Climbing Collective: Another more detailed shot of how seamless multiple surfaces come together as-built by the VS team. Zero gaps and precise hardwood details make your gym design renderings come to life with very little lost in translation.
Longmont Climbing Collective: A smaller freestanding boulder towards the front of the climbing gym features a higher percentage of beginner bouldering terrain, while lacking nothing in style and appearance. This is a great example of how important it is to have your architectural, climbing wall and flooring designs aligned to create the perfect fitment onsite.
Longmont Climbing Collective: The view a customer gets upon walking past the front desk; warm, inviting, interesting, clean and spacious.
Longmont Climbing Collective: While these boards were not set for the initial photos (taken a week before their soft opening), these are sure to be focal points when things go live. The monster Kilter board is made adjustable in the same fashion as the VS ATP (Adjustable Training Platform) installations; two of three seen on the right size at different sizes and angles.