Campus improvements continue

New climbing wall to be built this summer

Rex Activity Center to create state-of-the-art climbing wall

Adams State University’s indoor climbing wall is going to get a whole lot better. The Rex Activity Center, in conjunction with architects from Eldorado Climbing Walls, will install a new climbing terrain designed to be an all-ages and all-abilities- accessible climbing wall.  The new climbing wall will be designed with everyone in mind to accommodate bouldering, adaptable terrains, dihedrals and arêtes for technique training, and a rappel ledge.

Architect's rendering of new Rex climbing wall.
Architect’s rendering of new Rex climbing wall.

The Rex Activity Center will be closed from May 10 – August 8 for project completion. Due to the short-term closure, Conley said such services as yoga and general summer activities will be relocated to other campus facilities.

“Adams State has seen an increase in rock climbing with the addition of our ASU Climbing Team, so a new wall is much anticipated,” said Elvie Conley, Rex Activity Center coordinator of recreational facilities. “We’re ecstatic to be able to offer a new climbing wall to our community, with a total of 2,080 square feet of new climbing surface. The layout and look will be an entirely new feel for the facility.”

The present wall is 1,800 square feet and was installed during the facility’s original renovation in 1995.  Rex Activity Center offers a variety of recreation programing, ranging from intramural and club sports to outdoor adventure programing.

For more information about the Rex Activity Center, please contact Conley at ext. 7018.

Richardson Hall work underway

Vice President for Finance and Governmental Relations Bill Mansheim announced tours of the Richardson Hall remodel-in-progress will be scheduled once demolition and abatement have been completed.

A view southwest standing in what will be the welcome center, which used to be the RH break room. The center arch and the two adjacent arches will comprise the new main foyer. Note the main foyer used to be between the center arch. The restrooms have been relocated in order to expand the main foyer.
A view southwest standing in what will be the welcome center, which used to be the RH break room. The center arch and the two adjacent arches will comprise the new main foyer. Note the main foyer used to be between the center arch. The restrooms have been relocated in order to expand the main foyer.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater