Outdoor Insider Fall 2015 - Page 8

OAC by the Numbers Design Components Blend of wall products: • Eldorado Walls ‘High Performance’ comprises 90% of facility terrain. • Eldorado Walls ‘Real Rock’ is used in the Instructional Nook, designed to be away from front entry and in a more private space. • Eldorado Walls ‘Shotcrete’ used on exterior wall. Inspired by iconic Nebraskan landmark, Chimney Rock. Allows 24hour bouldering up to 10 feet, and custom program space for special events. • Eldorado Walls Boulder placed at Recreation & Wellness Center on UNL East Campus. Allows 24-hour bouldering access at satellite facility. • Futurist Bouldering Pad: Dedicated to installing seamless bouldering flooring solution to minimize risk and encourage bouldering. access, and a dedicated HVAC system in the climbing space required somewhat of a barrier. But a more seamless transition between the service lobby and entrance to the Climbing Center could benefit the OAC’s overall connectivity. Training space. Graduating from a 6-line climbing wall to a space that incorporates dedicated bouldering space was exciting. The new space brought facilities up to speed but failed to get ahead of the curve. Incorporating a dedicated training space--including a variety of hang boards, systems Gym-to-crag teaching features: • Boulder top-out doubles as rope skills clinic venue: sport anchors, self rescue, crevasse rescue. • 2 rappel ledges to instruct rope skills at height and over edge. • Tyrolean Traverse. • Exterior wall offers venue for Multipitch Skills Clinic and gear placement lab. Social space: • Bouldering incorporated into center of facility. • Seating: bench seating facing climbing where possible, and light, movable seating solution to allow patron cleaning. 8 AORE Outdoor Insider | Fall 2015 wall, TRX systems, and crimp rails--would have required more square footage. But patrons have noted its absence, and it would have