Climbers embrace their own type of architecture. Between barn doors, mantels and multi-pitch routes, rock climbing and bouldering take on a range of surfaces, materials and structures, whether outside or indoors. Today, more recreational centers and sports facilities are including climbing walls as the sport grows in popularity. As spaces to build strength and unwind, climbing gyms as built as their own interior worlds to explore. The climbing craze is nothing new, but it's certainly experiencing an uptick. Indoor rock climbing saw a larger growth in popularity after the announcement that the sport would be a part of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. As a result, more climbing gyms are being built around the world, a series of large, indoor facilities that make the most of vertical space. Manufacturers have started to create features that mimic those found in nature, including pinnacles, arêtes, arches, chimneys, cracks and more.
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