New Bouldering Walls Coming to RCF (Video)
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Update: July 12, 2019
CAVE Opens Monday 7/15.
Progress Update on main boulder & Kilter Board
We’re psyched to open up the new cave on Monday (7/15) at 4pm for members, 8pm for everybody! [RSVP]
This week we also saw a lot of good progress on the main boulder and the Kilter Board. Rockwerx is nearly finished with the main boulder’s concrete deck. We’re expecting a few more days of work to stain the concrete and complete the top edge detail.
Rockwerx also installed the cable hoist for the adjustable Kilter Board and is nearly ready to begin the paneling. Stay tuned for updates.
Update: July 3, 2019
Finishing Touches on the the cave.
main boulder deck CONSTRUCTION begins
This week Rockwerx is finishing up final details in the bouldering cave. Today they installed cool new LED lighting along the top edge of the flooring system (to be installed). Fire suppression is in progress and by mid week next week Futurist will arrive and begin the seamless padding install. If all goes to plan, routesetters should be able to start the setting process next week. Stay tuned!
Update: June 24, 2019
NEW Panels +
Rockwerx Breaks Ground on our Kilter Board
Rockwerx has been putting in long hours installing panels on the main boulder. Loads of new panels are up and the boulder is really starting to take shape. They also began building the frame for our new adjustable Kilter Board.
Update: June 21, 2019
RCF Boulder Progress Update
The past couple weeks have been very productive here at RCF. Rockwerx has nearly completed paneling the caves and campus board area. This week crews installed super structure for the main boulder and even got up a few panels, including panels on our new slab boulder area.
Next steps: Rockwerx will continue installing steel and panels on the main boulder. Construction of our new adjustable Kilter Board should begin very soon. Next week contractors will rework some fire suppression and we’re working to schedule the caves flooring install. Fingers crossed, we may even be able to start routesetting the cave in the next week +.
Check out that sticky new texture
Caves are nearly ready for flooring and routesetting
Main Boulder Progress
Update: May 20, 2019
Bouldergeddon has begun
Our crews have been busy the past week demolishing most of our bouldering terrain. The cutting and grinding is finished and we’re finally ready for our wall builder Rockwerx to take over the project and begin installing our new boulders. See the designs by scrolling to the bottom of this post.
Crews from Rockwerx arrive on Wednesday, May 22 with plans to begin installation of the new caves and Kilterboard, hopefully to open first by the end of June. Then they’ll move on to the main room and begin installing a huge new top-out bouldering feature which we expect will open sometime in July.
Thanks to all of our great members who climbed despite the loud noises during demolition. It will all be worth it!
Bouldering Is Open
We still have bouldering available in the "crows nest” and top out boulder areas. Our routesetting crew will be resetting the boulders more frequently to keep the problems fresh.
Throughout construction, bouldering day passes are just $5.
Update: May 7, 2019
Boulder Project Update
The RCF Boulder Project begins May 8, 2019
You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette and for us to build our exciting new bouldering terrain, we're first going to have to make a little mess. We promise it will be worth it! Our setters will maintain as much open bouldering through the project as possible in the crows nest area and topout boulder. Roped climbing will be minimally impacted.
May 8 | Boulder Project Begins
We begin stripping walls, removing floor and demolishing existing terrain.
May 8 | $5 Day Passes Through Boulder Project
Throughout construction boulder passes will be just $5
Summer 2019 | New Bouldering Terrain Opens
The Kilter Board and huge new bouldering cave - likely June 2019
All new top out boulder (main room) - likely July 2019
Summer 2019 | Day Pass & Membership Price Increases
Any member enrolled before the rate increase will not be subject to the 2019 price update.
New Pricing [link]
Update: March 18, 2019
Coming summer 2019.
All new bouldering at Rock Climb Fairfield
We’re excited to announce a huge new project to rebuild nearly all of the bouldering areas at RCF. Starting mid-May, Rockwerx and RCF will begin building a whole new bouldering experience with adjustable training walls and expanded top out bouldering throughout the gym.
Check out the video tour of our new walls!
Walls designed and built by Rockwerx - Barr, Massachusetts.
+ All new 14'-16' bouldering walls by Rockwerx
+ Expanded top out terrain
+ Huge boulder cave w/ 26ft roof feature
+ Adjustable angle, app controlled KilterBoard
+ New and improved campus and training area
+ New chalk/air filtration system
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
RCF will remain open during the construction process with bouldering on the top out wall and crows nest areas.