A total of 60,000 square feet of rock climbing terrain, the climbing wall at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is the largest man-made outdoor rock climbing structure in the world.
Part of the Boy Scouts of America’s extreme sports village at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, this climbing facility was unveiled at the 2013 National Jamboree. The climbing facility, which includes 70 TRUBLUE Auto Belays, is divided into two areas: The Rocks and Boulder Cove. The structure is entirely hand sculpted from SHOTRock to mimic the local rock styles and climbing features of the surrounding New River Gorge.
This short documentary details the process behind the creation of the world’s largest outdoor climbing facility; from design and construction, to obstacles and overcoming the odds to ensure the success of the National Boy Scouts Jamboree.
You can read the official press release on the world’s largest climbing structure here.
Written by: Jerad Wells on September 30th, 2013