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Climbing Gym Walls Stolen! “Has Anyone Seen Our Wall?”

A new B.C. climbing gym has been waiting for its delivery for months, but much of what was shipped never made it

Photo by: (of) Confluence climbing gym rendering

Golden is a small town located in eastern B.C. known for Kicking Horse Ski Hill and Mount Seven – one of the best paragliding and mountain biking areas in the Rockies. Golden also has some excellent quartzite rock climbing.

For over a decade, the small town nestled into the Columbia Valley had a climbing gym known as Dog Tooth, named after a nearby mountain range. Dog Tooth was recently purchased and now goes by The Dirtbag Corporation. The routes and boulders are fantastic and the space has become a popular place for locals.

Before Dog Tooth changed hands, a new gym called Confluence was in the works. It’s located on the same road in a large building big enough for tall bouldering walls. The owners, bold alpinist Chris Brazeau and others, have been sharing updates on construction. For months, they’ve been eagerly awaiting the shipment of their new wall from Onsite Climbing in Quebec. Onsite has been making climbing walls for years and are much-loved by gyms and climbers.

Confluence was expecting to get their new walls this week, but were shocked when the delivery arrived. All of the wood and some of the metal framing was missing. Confluence shared the news on Instagram, saying: “Has anyone seen our wall?!?! Pretty hard to sugar coat this one – our wall has been stolen. A truck finally showed up yesterday but only a fraction of our steel was in there, and no wood. We’re still piecing together what happened but information is slim.”

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates.

Lead photo: (of) Confluence climbing gym rendering