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:
- Pontedera Condos – New construction with pricing from $190K for 1-bd to $360K for 3-bd or lofts
- Built Green Townhouse in Judkins Park – 3bd/2.5b for $500K
- LEED Certified+ Townhouse in Judkins – 2bd/1.75b for $339.5K
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).