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Event: Rock Climbers Welcome New Home

By May 20, 2011

Tonight Seattle Bouldering Project marks its Grand Opening with a party starting at 7PM (located at 900 Poplar Place S).

Seattle Bouldering Project

Isn’t this a real estate blog you are wondering? Well, yes, but when the southern end of the Central District gets that much cooler with the opening of the Seattle Bouldering Project, I feel like you need to know about it. Plus, the gym description has all the makings of a lustworthy loft listing:

…the future of indoor climbing. High ceilings. Open layout. Natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Enormous, striking climbing walls.

Except its a gym with:

Topout boulders. Innovative and grade-consistent routesetting. Seamless padding. A fleet of rental crash pads. A full-service fitness center. Locker rooms with showers. Yoga. Weights. Cross-training. Youth programs. Kids areas.

I picked up rock climbing last fall while traveling in Thailand, and have been scaling walls ever since. The one thing I’ve learned since my return to the States is — with the right combination of offerings — a rock climbing gym has the potential to become your second home. Every sign points to this new bouldering gym being just that. Check it out.

Of course, if you’d rather a first home located near this new gym, I’ve cherry-picked a couple listings for you to look into:

Bonus Link: Climbing enthusiasts who’d prefer to live in a bit of rock climbing retail history should check out this West Seattle home that REI may have been founded in (Curbed Seattle).