The Commons Climbing Gym in Boise, ID completed and opened their doors only to close them again within the first month due to COVID. They were able to open back up in June, so we headed over for a visit and to see how everything was going.
Despite new capacity restrictions and navigating many unprecedented requirements to comply with CDC guidelines, the Commons team was excited to be open and finally bring the Boise climbing community together to enjoy all that the new facility has to offer.
The membership is super appreciative as well. Commons has been in the plans for so long, everyone was excited to be part of the community, and ensure that they succeed and are ready to grow from newcomers in the sport of climbing to members looking for a great cross training sport to competitive youth development teams.
With over 12,000 square feet of sport climbing, three cracks ranging in size from fingers to offwidth, and over 2,500 square feet of bouldering terrain on 13.5 foot tall walls, we held true to the Commons motto of being “climber built and community driven” in the design and installation process.
“This place is much more than a climbing gym. It’s a true symbol of dedication by people that love what they have in common,” wrote member, Paul Hutton, in a review after the gym reopened.