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Mark B
Hi, I'm Mark Bloyd the owner of Climb, in San Antonio. Currently I have a 32 ft tall portable rock wall that I rent out to various events in the area. My goal is the have a great indoor climbing facility here in San Antonio in the next year or so. I'm from Seattle, but really got into climbing while I lived in Portland, OR. In Portland I only did indoor climbing and I started at the Portland Rock Gym, then moved to the first Circuit gym when it opened. Bouldering is my preference, and the Circuit is all bouldering. I've been here in San Antonio for seven years waiting for a gym to open, and finally gave up last year, and decided to at least start something. Hence the portable wall business. I figured I could get some money coming in with that and then get a loan to open a gym as a business expansion.

If anyone is interested in checking out the current business and/or following the progress of the indoor facility you can check out my websites. My main business site is www.climbsa.us and has what we do and the prices. The facebook page (www.facebook.com/ClimbPortableRockWall) keeps people up to date on our events and the progress of the gym.

You can also contact me at info@climbsa.us or call 210-542-2420.

Thank you Tommy for bringing me in and allowing me to do this.
careyjd
Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to hearing more about the gym. I've always had a dream of opening a wall in SA, but realistically theres no way I could. But I would totally support a local spot! Matt Markel has lots of great ideas, I think he already posted some on the SA rock facebook page. I'm one of the many out in the mix in SA that refuse to pay 90 bucks for a lifetime membership, and the District is too far away. Climb on amigo!

Dylan
Mark B
Thanks for the feedback Dylan. I actually met with Matt, and he sent me the link to this forum. Seems like quite a few people here have dreamed of opening an indoor facility here.
Kracken
I have a dream...

A Triconnie spire with three summits...
Bowie, Travis, and Crockett.
Downtown on the Riverwalk.
Mount San Antonio!
High Adventure San Antone!!!
Kracken
Oh... And welcome!
Allen Corneau
Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum.

Starting a gym is a big undertaking and I admire your enthusiasm.

Let me know if I can be of any service.
Tommy
Welcome Mark!


Seattle!

Ten days ago I videoed this sunrise from the 13th floor of my hotel in Seattle:

Seattle at dawn
Mark B
QUOTE (Allen Corneau @ Jul 23 2013, 02:16 PM) *
Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum.

Starting a gym is a big undertaking and I admire your enthusiasm.

Let me know if I can be of any service.


Hi Allen,

Thank you for the support. I think everyone can help in some way, even if it's just a prayer. The main thing I will be looking for next, is investors. So, if you or someone you know is ready, willing, and able, feel free to contact me. You can also follow the progress on my company's FB page at www.facebook.com/ClimbPortableRockWall.
Mark B
QUOTE (Tommy @ Jul 23 2013, 06:48 PM) *
Welcome Mark!


Seattle!

Ten days ago I videoed this sunrise from the 13th floor of my hotel in Seattle:

Seattle at dawn


My wife was back up there at the beginning of the month. It's been about seven years for me. But I'm hoping to go up this winter and visit family, if I'm not too busy. I know a lot has changed, so I'm excited to see it all.
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