Fit Rocks Welcomes UNB Rock and Ice Climbers

Fit Rocks is Moncton’s newest and ONLY bouldering gym, and we were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek before opening day. Some of us set some routes, but mostly we just played around until we were completely tuckered.

Besides bouldering walls and 3 short auto-belay systems, they have peg and campus boards, gymnastic rings and sloper balls. Future plans include a Moonboard, squat rack, and other gym training equipment to cater to a well-rounded training regime.

I’ve been to many climbing gyms in my day, but never have I experienced an Augmented Climbing wall. I’ve been tagged in that Facebook video more times than I can count, but I was not counting on how much fun it would be. You can play all kinds of games with it, not just pong! The neat thing about it was after I thought I was totally finished climbing on the bouldering walls, I ended up spending more time on the Augmented Climbing wall just because it was so fun. They bought it for birthday parties, and I think they were super surprised us adults couldn’t get enough. We set a lot of records.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Fit Rocks’ grand opening is this Saturday, March 4th. They’re giving out a bunch of door prizes so what can you lose? If you’re in the area, give them a visit! You can find them on facebook, and they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

Shawn, Seb and Francois setting and testing some routes. Collectively, they added another V6, V10, and V11 to the mix.
A view of the many features.

 

 

Playing around on the Augmented Climbing wall was the highlight of the night! Carlie and Amanda play some good ol fashioned pong.

A few auto-belays
I was so excited to finally try out a peg board. My lock offs, I came to find, need a lot of work.
Stop. Collaborate and listen.
Matt whacking some bats.
Entertaining to play and watch.