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Bringing rock climbing and adventure to the heart of downtown Toronto - http://www.basecampclimbing.ca
339 backers pledged CA$ 30,321 to help bring this project to life.

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Basecamp will be the most central climbing gym in Toronto. It will have a finished height of nearly 40', making it the tallest indoor climbing centre in the city. 

 Basecamp will cater to every type of climber featuring overhangs, face climbing, slab, and a big prow for lead climbs. Almost every route in the gym will allow for either top rope, or lead climbing so you can climb the way you want.

Basecamp was designed for growth. Our U shape with a middle island wall allows for future expansion of the gym. More time, more climb.

Currently for people without cars, getting to a climbing gym is somewhat of a hassle. Being a three minute walk from Christie subway station allows for a quick convenient ride regardless of the weather. 

Basecamp is in a fantastic part of the city. Food, drinks, board games, karaoke and a beautiful park are all within a five minute walk. Being right downtown makes it convenient to get in a climbing session, no matter where you're heading next!

Our goal at Basecamp is to create a community. With so many great locations in such close proximity, it'll be easy to make friends and hang out, even after the climb.

Each of these chalk bags will be hand made and completely unique. Will feature the Basecamp Logo and be filled with chalk.

We will be restoring the Metro Marquee to look very similar to the old one. Take this incentive and we will put text of your choice up for a month (Remember, PG 13)

Bring your skills to the real rock of southern Ontario and camp out under the stars. Food, transportation, and fun provided!

Risks and challenges

I have been searching for the perfect building for over 5 years now. Most buildings that have the potential to house a rock climbing gym are so far out of the way that only people with vehicles would be able to get there. The goal through this entire project has been simple: make climbing accessible, for everyone.

Over a year ago I came upon the Metro Theatre at 677 Bloor St W. For years this building has stood out as an eyesore to the community, and I realized there was a chance to do something positive with the space. To take something that was having a negative impact on the area and change it into something that helped people stay active and have a blast doing it. After taking a few cautious steps inside and taking a look up I realized that this was to be the future home of Basecamp.

Now over a year later, having gone through committees of adjustments, zoning changes, architects and engineers; we are so close to making this dream a reality. We are in the final stretch, however still need to reinforce some of the walls, restore the marquee, and finalize the payments of the climbing walls. We need $25,000 more to make this happen. So pledge now, and see the incredible transformation your donations will make possible.

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    High Fives!

    I will personally give high fives to every pledge of $5 or more. Seriously.

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    Day Pass to the Gym!

    Know how to belay? Come and try out the gym for a day with a single day pass! (Original price - $22, must use within the first six months of operation)

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    Ticket to our Pre-Launch Party!

    Come and celebrate before the holds are even up and be our first ever guests in the gym! Party will include food, drinks, music, live aerialist performances and much much more.

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    Intro Lesson!

    Come take your first climb with the Basecamp Staff! Learn how to climb, belay, and stay safe while doing it.

    *Rentals included (Original price $40 - use within the first six months of operation)

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    Chalk Bags!

    Pledge now and receive one of our hand made chalk bags! These bags will be hand made and will include our signature basecamp logo, some chalk, and a whole lotta love <3

    *A variety of colours and styles available

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    Intro Lesson + 2 Week Membership!

    Comes with our extensive intro to climbing lesson, along with a two week membership to the gym! (Original price $50 - use within the first 6 months of operation)

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    Two tickets to the opening party!

    Looking to bring a +1 to the pre-launch party? Then this pledge is for you!

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    Name a Route!

    For a pledge of $50 or more you will get to name your very own climbing route! Please keep in mind that route names must be from the heart, and suitable for climbers everywhere (no colourful vocabulary)

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $45

    One Month Membership!

    Come climb with us for a full month! (Original monthly membership - $70)

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    One Month Membership! + Ticket to our Pre-Launch Party!

    As some of our first members we would love to meet you in person! Pledge $80 or more and come to our opening party for some drinks, snacks, performances, good music and of course our Basecamp hospitality :)

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    Ultimate Intro Package!

    This reward comes with all the goods! An intro lesson, two week membership, chalk bag, and ticket to the opening party!

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $93

    Basecamp Birthday Party for 5!

    Basecamp Climbing is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Belay staff and all equipment provided, no experience necessary. Just come in, gear up, and climb.

    *Additional party goers pay $25 per person
    (Original price $150 - must use within the first year of operation)

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $112

    10 Visit Pass!

    10 passes to the gym, for the price of 7. (Original price - $185)

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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About $131

    3 Month Membership!

    Climbers of Toronto, come and join us for the first 3 months we're open! Be some of the first to chalk up the walls and see the gym really start to take shape! (Original price - $195)

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    Pledge CA$ 190 or more About $142

    3 Month Membership + Ticket to Our Pre-Launch Party!!

    It's exactly what it sounds like!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 650 or more About $486

    One Year Membership! + Party! + Chalk Bag!

    The gym's very first yearly members receive all the goods! Comes with $45 off regular yearly price, a ticket to our Pre-Launch Party, and a one of a kind Basecamp chalk bag!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $748

    Have Your Name up in Lights!

    The Metro Marquee is a piece of Toronto's history, and as such Basecamp will be restoring it to look almost brand new. As a pledge of $1000 we want to make sure the city of Toronto knows who helped us and put your name up on the marquee for a month! There are only 6 available so get them while you can!

    If you want something other than your name we can make it happen as long as it's everyone friendly :)

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    Pledge CA$ 3,000 or more About $2,244

    Climbing + Camping Weekend!

    Pledge 3000 and you and 5 friends can enjoy an all expenses paid weekend of camping and climbing with the Basecamp crew! Transportation, food and fun provided.

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About $5,983

    Have the Gym to Yourself!

    This reward is for the diehard Basecamp climbers. Be the FIRST ones to chalk up the walls with an exclusive day of climbing, before the gym opens to the public! Belay staff included.

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