The Coeur Climbing Company scheduled a grand opening for the most advanced climbing gym in the Northwest on July 9, 2023. The gym has been years in the making, says Daniel Shaw, the primary driver of the project. This indoor climbing facility aims to become the hub for the North Idaho climbing community. Definitely visit the gym if you want to learn about North Idaho climbing firsthand.
Shaw grew up in Prescott, Arizona, before moving to Texas and then Colorado, eventually landing in the Inland Northwest in 2006. All the while climbing has been in his blood. “I’ve been a climber all my life and I love it and my kids love it. And even though Coeur d’Alene is an outdoorsy place, it doesn’t have a connected climbing community, and I’ve always wanted to help build that,” he says.
Shaw partnered with several other climbers, including Jeff Fowler, Jeff Dance, and Brad Tanner, in order to bring this climbing gym to life. But it’s more than a climbing gym. The facility also hosts fitness and cardio stations, a yoga studio, an interactive Moon Board, as well as a small shop for climbing gear. The Coeur Climbing Company is prepared to handle all your climbing questions and all your climbing needs, whether you want to climb 5.11 or Chimney Rock. Overall, this might be the greatest contribution to the local climbing area since the Kootenai Climbers arranged clean-ups at Q’emlin Park. The Coeur Climbing Company created one of the best climbing facilities in the entire region. If you’re a climber, you don’t want to miss this grand opening. Find out more by visiting their website at Coeurclimbing.com or follow them on Instagram.