Groundbreaking Ceremony

Its finally time to start building!  We want to celebrate our milestone by inviting our future members, guests, neighbors, and other community members out to our groundbreaking.  It will give you an opportunity to see facility plans, meet the owners, and be one of the first members to join “the crag”.
  • When: June 18, 2016 starting @ 9:30AM
  • Where: 8610 E. 21st Ave., Denver, CO 80238
  • Who: EVERYBODY!  Adults, kids, climbers, non-climbers, wanna be climbers, yogis, non-yogis…
  • What: Facility plans, important people, not-so important people, speeches (very short), membership information, balloons, drinks & snacks, prizes (gear from Camp and Edelrid, and UG swag), …
Bring a shovel and help us throw a little ceremonial dirt around!
More information at our Groundbreaking Page.

First Ascent Membership

People have been asking…and now we are ready to tell you all about it. We will announce the full details of our membership including pricing at the groundbreaking ceremony. We will also offer you the first opportunity to be an Übergrippen First Ascent member immediately following the groundbreaking ceremony. Our First Ascent Members get benefits that will only be offered to those folks that sign up before we open. Besides giving you bragging rights to your friends that you were a member from the beginning, our First Ascent Members will get to access Übergrippen before anybody else…give you first dibs to scuff our walls…a true first ascent experience!

We are throwing in additional member benefits to our first 250 members to sign up!  You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a member of NE Denver’s first Indoor Climbing Crag where you will be more than a member of a gym…you will be part of the ÜG Community!

Climbing Wall Reveal

UG Wall Render

We have our first 3D renderings of our climbing walls coming out of the Vertical Solutions design office! Our walls will be loaded with cool features. Our members and guests will be treated to two amazing free standing towers crafted using Vertical Solutions 3D curved wall system.  One features aspiraling helix overhang that runs from floor to ceiling. The second is packed with overhangs, sweeping arêtes, and long curved lines,  We have walls ranging from the vertical to the seriously overhung, several dihedrals, and a massive prow feature that will challenge even the most serious climbers! Our bouldering ranges from the mild to the wild.  We have some nice low angle walls, some steeper features that will provide a roof effect, and the 3D curve “wave wall”. We also have our dyno bouldering wall that will allow our setters to create some very interesting big dynamic moves.  Our training area feature 2 system walls and a campus board.  Finally, there is our family area complete with a kid’s boulder (with slide), Jr. speed wall (to let the kids race), a curvy “fun house mirror” wall, and our progressive top rope wall with some introductory overhangs to help prepare you for some of our steeper climbs you will be taking on in no time.

In total we have nearly 100 lanes of climbing with a mixture of top rope, lead climbing, and auto-belays (we will have 10 TruBlue autobelays).  This will allow for over 200 routes and bouldering problems to be set at any one time.  Our route setting team will find it easy to provide us with a constant selection of exciting climbs!.  So whether you are on new to the sport and climbing your first 5.5 or working to redpoint our newest 5.12, there will be something for you!

Climbing Wall Summit

Vertical Solutions Booth

For 4 days in May, we attended the annual Climbing Wall Summit.  It was awesome to see our wall builder (Vertical Solution) have what we thought was by far the coolest booth on the trade show floor.  While there we also made many contacts with the hold companies, gear manufacturers, and other climbing organizations that we hope to be working closely with after we open (like USA Climbing and Paradox Sports). We are super excited to bring our members a gear shop that will satisfy all of our gear junky members!  You can look forward to seeing La Sprotiva, Camp, Edelrid, Scarpa, Tanaya, Trango, Red Chili, Evolv and more in our gear shop when we open!  Did we mention our member’s will earn back 10% Crag Credit on all retail purchases??


Don’t forget about our Longboard giveaway that is still going on…we need to double our Facebook likes so we can give this sweet ride away!  Tell your friends about us and have them like our Facebook page!
Kota Board Design
For more information and complete rules visit our website.

2 thoughts on “The Approach Issue 6: Groundbreaking, Climbing Wall Reveal, Membership

  1. Super pumped for Übergrippen! Sounds like a family friendly place to get the little one interested and dad back in shape.

    1. We are hoping to get the entire family hooked on Ubergrippen (mom and dad included)! We look forward to seeing the entire family climbing together…and we will just see who ends up being the best! One thing we find awesome about the sport of climbing is the ability for EVERYONE to take part so you, your kids, and your friends can all be hanging out and climbing together…with everyone psyched on what problem they are working on. And if the climbing isn’t enough, we will offer some awesome yoga and fitness options as well as a rad social scene…at least that is the vision! CLIMB ON!

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