The Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven will soon have a new climbing wall installed for members of all ages to enjoy. There will be Kids Climb classes on Sunday afternoons for children in grades 2-6 as well as Adult Climb classes on Monday mornings and Early Bird Climb classes on Thursday mornings for adults. In addition to fitness classes, climbing classes and open climb times, the area can also be utilized for birthday parties.
JCC’s Health & Physical Education Associate Director Nicolle Camara is excited about the new climbing wall because it will not only allow the JCC to offer something new and exciting to the community, it will also elevate the center’s fitness and children’s programs. “We will also be able to offer new and exciting birthday party packages,” Camara added.
The wall is a 36 by 20 foot L-shaped structure that will include three custom-built overhangs. It will include a custom- built crack climb feature that enables climbers to follow a crack in the rock and use specialized climbing techniques. It will also feature a 32 foot by 8 foot area with a 10-degree slope children’s traverse wall with two ledge features. The system also includes three perfect descent auto belays and four regular top rope belay systems and safety harnesses.
The wall was created by Corporate Challenge, which has its corporate headquarters in Wimberley, Texas, and its East Coast division, doing business as Adventure Más East, located in East Hampton.
The company was founded by a group of hard-core adventure enthusiasts who love building ropes challenge courses, canopy zip line tours, aerial adventure parks and military/reaction obstacle courses. Collectively, they have more than 100 years of experience in the industry, which includes building and training internationally