Rock Climbing Mainstream
New Perth bouldering facility owner predicts rock climbing about to break into mainstream
Posted on 04.05.2018
The owner of a new climbing gym in the Perth suburb of Belmont sees that rock climbing is working its way up from a niche sport into a mainstream recreational activity.
Speaking to Perth’s Southern Gazette newspaper, Chris Chin, owner of the recently opened Adrenaline Vault is encouraging people to check out the facility and climb like his brother Tim.
Featuring 700 metre² of climbing space, making it the second biggest bouldering facility in Australia, Adrenaline Vault also includes a gym, a space for people to practice yoga and a café.
However, with sport climbing’s popularity growning in the wake of its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chin explains “we’ve had experienced climbers and newcomers to the sport, I think people have watched shows like Ninja Warrior and that’s helped the sports popularity, some of the best contestants have a background in rock climbing.”
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