The project to build an artificial boulder wall in Seattle has been a long time coming.
But this summer, the team at the Rock Creek bouldering park has finally built what it hopes will be the world’s largest bouldering rock wall.
The bouldering structure at Rock Creek is more than 50 metres tall.
It is the biggest artificial boulder in the world.
It is being built in the hopes that it will be one of the tallest in the city.
And it is a project the park’s owners hope will make a significant impact on Seattle’s economy.
“We’re trying to build something that will generate a lot of jobs,” said Andrew Gorman, a project manager at the park.
“It’s the kind of thing that you can’t build in a weekend.”‘
A huge step forward’Mr Gorman said it was important to start small.
“You can’t do a giant boulder wall and expect it to last forever,” he said.
So the boulders have been laid out on concrete pads in the park, with the bouldering platform being covered with plywood.
After being built, the boulderers will be put on scaffolding and covered with metal, then painted white.
“The idea is to make it look like a building,” Mr Gorman explained.
He said the project was partly funded by the Australian government, and the project is also supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society.
“This is the first step in getting this project off the ground and onto the road,” Mr Sargent said.
“A huge leap forward in terms of building an artificial bouldering boulder wall is being made by our community and the city of Seattle.”
I think the city and the community is excited about this project.
“The project to create the bouldered wall was originally funded by a $1.2 million grant from an Australian government-funded environmental research programme.
Mr Gror said the funding allowed the project to get started.”
With the funding we received, the construction of the bouldery was completed in a couple of weeks,” he told ABC News.”
At the time, we didn’t have the funds to actually build the concrete structure.””
That’s the first big step for us.
We have to finish building and putting the concrete together.”‘
Really good looking’The Rock Creek project is an example of how an investment in a small scale project can yield huge economic and social benefits.
In 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded the park $2.4 million to fund its development.”
When we made the decision to go to the National Heritage Conservation Grant Agency to get that money we said this project really has the potential to really make a big difference to our city and our region,” Mr Nevin said.
The Rock City bouldering group has been working for years on their project.
Mr Gorm said the boulder wall would be constructed from concrete and steel, then reinforced with steel rebar.
They hope to have the structure finished in mid-2018.”
If we’re successful it will actually provide jobs in our community,” Mr Farr said.