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Two New Tools to Help You Climb Like Chris Sharma

Screen Shot 2012-05-22 at 2.21.53 PMWalltopia will team up with Chris Sharma to design a gym. Above is a previous gym design with a 360-degree tour.

Those that have dreams of climbing like Chris Sharma have two new tools to help them reach their goal. Last week, Rock and Ice teamed up with Sharma to put out the first video in a series of climbing tutorials. Then, last Friday, Sharma released a video sharing news about Sender One, his new climbing gym in Santa Ana, California.

Screen Shot 2012-05-22 at 2.22.26 PMMany Walltopia-designed gyms feature creations that appeal to children

Sender One will open in this fall and feature designs by Sharma and climbing wall manufacturer Walltopia. The 25,000-square-foot gym will feature 50-foot route walls, 18-foot bouldering walls, an IFSC standardized speed climbing wall, an LED backlit and translucent "Space Design" wall, and a Funtopia wall for kids.

Where did Sharma get the idea for his new gym? That isn't clear, but Walltopia did launch the ad campaign below to the masses about six months ago.

Want to know more? Check out Walltopia for 360-degree views of some of their newly designed walls, and Sender One's Facebook page for additional updates.

—Joe Spring

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