Mesa Rim’s goal was to reinvent the idea of a climbing facility by bringing together a unique and vibrant combination of climbing, traditional fitness, and social spaces all under one roof. Clark/Sullivan worked hand-in-hand with the owners and MBA Architecture + Interior Design to bring this vision to life.
Following an extensive pre-construction phase of more than 12 months, the team began work at the start of one of the wettest winters in Reno/Tahoe history. Although the project team faced record-setting rain and snowfall for the first half of the construction phase, the team maintained both the schedule and the budget throughout the duration of the project.
The ultra-modern, custom-designed climbing center features 30- to 50-foot tall indoor climbing walls designed for beginners and expert climbers alike, with lead climbing, top rope climbing and a large bouldering area. In addition to the diverse climbing terrain, Mesa Rim features a dedicated studio-quality yoga studio, a full-service fitness area with weights and cardio equipment, spa-quality locker rooms, and a sauna. The facility also boasts a spacious lounge and communal workspace that opens to an outdoor deck with views of Mt. Rose.
“From the very first meeting, Clark/Sullivan understood our needs as a climbing gym. We knew that this was a unique building and a unique project, but right away the team started getting the vocabulary right and were onboard and coming up with new ideas, even before we had hired them. They were already a partner and really got involved in what we were doing.” – Mike Helt, Co-Owner, Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center