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$9,145
pledged of $44,444pledged of $44,444 goal
75
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 27 2015 12:32 AM UTC +00:00

About

A Rough Rendering For The Main Sender House Bouldering Wall
A Rough Rendering For The Main Sender House Bouldering Wall

Hello! Here in beautiful Boone, NC we have a stunning array of world class climbing in the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. But, with the Booneregion being considered a temperate rainforest, and with nearly a foot of snow on the ground for the past month, it’s clear that we need a warm and welcoming indoor climbing and training gym to keep the motivation and training going all year long, and regardless of the weather. The Boone and High Country community has long yearned for a public space to climb and train, and this is exactly what we are trying to accomplish with our Kickstarter Campaign!

 By contributing to this Kickstarter campaign, we will be able to construct Sender House Bouldering & Training's 90ft long performance bouldering wall, a free standing top out boulder, and an extensive training area. The Sender House facility also has room for yoga classes, massage therapy and added strength training components.

We also aim to be the hub for stewardship events for local crags and support efforts by local climbing organizations.

Please check out our donation incentives and consider pledging to help us meet our goals. As a start-up climbing gym, built by climbers for climbers, we need all the help we can get!

The centerpiece and most important aspect of an indoor climbing gym is the climbing wall. At Sender House, our wall design will be a sweeping and inspirational climbing surface with varied angles and geometric shapes, built to suit all climbing abilities.

Another rough 3d rendering of the long wall at Sender House
Another rough 3d rendering of the long wall at Sender House

The first section of the wall design will be an introductory vertical wall. This wall will be perfect for warming up and getting acquainted with the gym’s climbing opportunities. The vertical wall height will be 14ft from base to top.

Next, the wall will trend into steeper 40 degree terrain before leading into the most visually dominating wall feature - the prow. The prow feature will extend out 20ft from the base of the wall, to the height of 15ft. The prow will have a v-cut belly design at a steep 45 degree angle, and will be perfect for challenging and fun compression climbing, as well as offering steep climbing terrain on the sides.

Further along the wall will be a 50 degree surface, with steep and open climbing space. At the end of the 50 degree wall, you will find the cave feature with a deep, horizontal roof construction. Climbers will be able to start within the depths of the cave and climb out of a 20ft sweeping roof.

We have projected the cost of design, materials sourcing and overall construction of the physical wall to cost around $19.50 per square foot. With an estimated total wall surface area of 2,150 square feet, this initial capital is vital. We feel confident that this Kickstarter will allow us to reach our fundraising goal and turn our vision into a reality, for the entire community to share. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Risks and challenges

Concerning our time frame, ideally we would like to begin construction in May 2015 and to have our grand opening at the start of the fall semester in August. Acquiring materials for the gym from floor padding, climbing holds and hardware, rental shoes, building materials, POS, and much more will be a challenge.
The coordination and communication required between the designer, the structural engineer, and our contracting team will be a complicated process to manage. With ample planning and a strong team, we are confident we can overcome the hurdles along the way.

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    Every little bit counts. You will receive a big thank you on both our facebook page and Sender House website.

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    Thank you!! You will get one of our sweet Sender House bumper stickers, along with a web shout out and an optional huge hug/hand shake by the Sender House crew.

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    Oh, you are really in for a treat! Not only will you get a bumper sticker, but you will also receive one of our newly designed Sender House T-shirts.

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    For your support, we will reward you with a free 1st week of climbing, beginning on grand opening day, plus the T-Shirt, and bumper sticker!

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    Wow! We are super grateful!! Starting on opening day of the gym, you will receive a FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP, plus a Sender House T-shirt and bumper sticker.

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    FOR THE KIDS - at this level of donation, you will receive a 2 hour kids group introduction to bouldering class!! This will be limited to 15 youth per session, 12 years of age and under. Plus a Sender House T-shirt a bumper sticker.

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    Starting at the grand opeing of the gym, you will receive a free month of membership, plus a Sender House T-shirt and bumper sticker. AND a professionally made 8*12 print of the Linville Gorge bouldering map - Hand drawn by local legend, Joey Henson.

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    All rewards mentioned previously, PLUS a first look at the gym during our Sender House Launch Party, which will include complimentary food and live music.

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    1 YEAR of membership to the gym, starting on opening day!!! A limited amount of these launchpad memberships are available!

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    A 1 YEAR, ALL-ACCESS MEMBERSHIP to Sender House, starting at grand opening!!! Plus, an invite to the Launch Party, a Sender House T-shirt, bumper sticker, and Linville Gorge boulder map by Joey Henson.

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    2 YEARS, ALL-ACCESS MEMBERSHIP to Sender House, starting at grand opening!!! Plus, an invite to the Launch Party, a Sender House T-shirt, bumper sticker, and Linville Gorge boulder map by Joey Henson.

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    4 YEARS, ALL-ACCESS MEMBERSHIP to Sender House, starting at grand opening AND a founders plaque for all to see who visit the gym!! Plus, an invite to the Launch Party, a Sender House T-shirt, bumper sticker, and Linville Gorge boulder map by Joey Henson.

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Funding period

- (30 days)