When will you be open?
We’re aiming for the end of 2018 and opening doors is our #1 objective right now. However, as in climbing, conditions change, and you must adapt so pinning down an exact date isn’t wise. Stay tuned to our website, social media and leave your email for updates.
Can I climb if I have no experience?
Absolutely. No technical experience required. You have come to the right place and we have all equipment needed.
First time visitors are free if coming with a paying member.
First time climbing and coming by yourself? Terrific, as we have pricing options geared for you. We have all-inclusive package at a heavily discounted rate so that you can experience climbing safely, efficiently and affordably.
What services will you offer?
Whetstone will offer a full menu of indoor climbing; top roping, lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering. Other amenities include a Yoga studio, dedicated weight/fitness room, campus/specialized training, childcare and an entire section dedicated to kids. In addition, we’ll have a retail area to sell climbing gear and apparel as well as a café to serve food and drinks (including adult beverages). Throughout the facility are various social areas to relax, watch climbers or catch up on work.
How large is the facility?
Our facility is over 30,000 square feet
How much climbing is there?
We will have approximately 23,000 square feet of climbing.
What’s with the name, “Whetstone”?
Our name embodies our vision which is to spread the wealth of the climbing experience. We do this by facilitating, encouraging and sharpening climbing skills. Fittingly, the definition of “whetstone” is a stone used to sharpen tools.
There are a number of other reasons for the name, “stone” being an obvious synergy and Whetstone Mountain, a high peak outside Crested Butte, CO (a favorite mountain town of the founders’), being another.
Will there be youth programs and climbing teams?
Yes. We’ll have a variety of youth programs and camps. We’ll also pride ourselves on having best in class coaching and climbing teams: The Stone Monkeys (recreational) and The Stone Masters (competitive).
Are you hiring?
Yes. We currently have various positions open from full time positions (Director Level) to part time front desk staff positions. If you have climbing passion, experience in the industry and/or just an interest in working for us, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your resume and/or contact us today.
How much parking do you have?
There are 75+ shared spaces in front of the building and we’ll have an additional 50+ spaces exclusive to Whetstone customers via an adjacent lot to be converted to parking. That, in addition to the 50+ street spaces and prospective overflow weekend and weeknight parking at neighboring businesses, allows us sufficient parking.
What are your prices?
Our pricing will be competitive with the local market. We are working out some finer details and will publish on our website when finalized.
Where will you be located?
220 Smokey St
Ft Collins, CO 80525