The Mission Cliffs expansion includes 5,000 sq ft dedicated to more top roping and lead climbing. Walltopia, plans to include two adjustable crack systems, 55ft tall walls, and tons of variety in the terrain. Mark and Daniel Melvin helped design the crack based off their experience with the cracks at the other Touchstone gyms and the hydraulics have already been installed. The last piece of the 50 feet cresting wave wall will be installed soon. When the expansion is complete, Mission Cliffs will have 7,500 square feet of climbing space.
“Walltopia works pretty hard and quickly,” said Mission Cliffs Manager Donna Hawkins. "Every day the walls get closer to being finished. The walls should be finished in the next few weeks and flooring will be installed the first week of December. The climbing expansion should be finished by late December or early January."
For members that are dying to see the new expansion, Mission Cliffs will be having an open house on Tuesday, November 12th from 6 – 9 pm.
Some phases of the remodel are already complete. Mission Cliffs now has a continuous flooring system in our bouldering area, which has ended the days of shuffling pads and uneven landings. The new flooring system is perfect for bouldering. Also, the men’s and women’s saunas were torn down and rebuilt over the summer. Both saunas received new floors and benches. A new sauna heater was installed in the women’s unit.
The expansion plans include a new, designated Yoga studio, which will be on the south side of the gym. The new studio, which will be larger than the current studio, will provide the dedicated yogis of Mission Cliffs with an amazing new space to practice. In the mean time, the current yoga room has been completely demolished. We have a new yoga space located 1 1/2 blocks from the gym. Yogis need to check in at the front desk, get a Yoga Class Card, which the instuctors will collect before class.
This second stage of the expansion will begin in the new year and will require patience from members as we work to make the gym an amazing place. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or Instagram for the day to day updates!