Super Bowl Brings Rock Wall to Phoenix

Climbing wall built for game will stay

Feb 3, 2015
Outside Magazine

A rendering of the Super Bowl's "Grand Canyon Experience" shows the rock wall at left.    Arizona Super Bowl Host Committe

A climbing wall on display during a Super Bowl party in downtown Phoenix will stay in the city permanently.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced on Monday that it donated the 30-by-100-foot fiberglass wall to the residents of Phoenix, AZ Central reports. It’s called the Grand Canyon Experience and is modeled after the South Rim. The wall was built as a feature of the 12-block Verizon Super Bowl Central event area in downtown Phoenix.

Rain closed the wall for much of the five-day street party, which brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown Phoenix.

It’s unclear where the giant wall, which has an automatic belay, will be permanently placed or when residents will be allowed to use it, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Gregg Bach told AZ Central. That could take months to decide.

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