A climbing/bouldering wall, installed over a stunning mural painted by talented local artist Shannon Broza, has been built in Revelstoke, and the five years old and under crowd can’t get enough of it. As the weather shifts into autumn, this isn’t likely to change.
When Leap Land (a part of the Revelstoke Child Care Society) closed its doors for the summer, Nikoli from Lortap came in to remove the jacket cubbies from along a wall. He then prepped the wall and installed one inch birch plywood from the floor to ceiling. From there, Broza’s art flowed onto the wall, creating a fluid and bright outdoor scene that spans the seasons of Revelstoke. Kyle from Lortap came to install the rock holds, and the completed climbing wall opened its doors to the public this week.
The project was funded by the Revelstoke Credit Union (RCU) Community Giving Capital Grant. The project was brought to fruition thanks to the RCU and the efforts of Lortap, School District #19, TJ’s Roofing for the scaffolding, and Broza for her artistic vision.
In addition to the climbing wall, Leap Land was also able to purchase several new indoor structures for children to pursue active play on.
Leap Land is located at the Revelstoke Early Years Centre and Revelstoke Child Care Society at Begbie View Elementary, and is open Monday through Friday from 9am-noon.