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July, 2019

New Zealands first three-discipline indoor climbing facility is nearly
ready to open its doors.
Work is nearly finished on Basecamp Adventures Queenstowns
Remarkables Park climbing centre, which boss Loz Ogle is hoping will be
open within weeks.
Ogle says its the first centre in New Zealand to combine all three
Olympic disciplines  lead and speed climbing, and bouldering.
The sport will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo next year.
Its really significant, he says of having the facility in Queenstown.
As well as being a facility for locals to enjoy, Ogle reckons it could help
kickstart the Olympic dreams of the resorts younger residents in the
longer term.
Weve got the high school over the road, theyre super-psyched to
come and check it out, he says.
I can definitely see some [Olympic] candidates.
The centre also features an area targeted more at entertainment, which
includes themed entertainment climbs called Clip n Climb, a vertical
drop slide and a leap of faith to a flying trapeze.
They took over the lease for the building, in the same block as SITE
Trampoline and Chip-munks, in January.
Ogle says theyll be ready to open within a few days, but they have to
wait for the council to give them the green light before they can
officially start operating.

Source: Mountain Scene


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