Council, Division 10June 08, 2023 / 2 minute read

Scaling new heights for fitness and fun

A new sporting adventure is on offer with an upgraded and improved indoor rock-climbing wall at Cornubia Park Sports Centre.

Core Climbing opened in March and features Queensland’s highest indoor climbing wall at 14.5 metres, with more than 50 different climbs available.

Division 10 Councillor Miriam Stemp advocated for the existing but closed climbing wall to become operational again after receiving strong community interest and feedback.

‘Funding from Council through the Division 10 Local Infrastructure Program was used to bring the existing wall up to current safety standards and to attract a new operator for the facility,’ Cr Stemp says.

‘Climbing is a great sport for all ages and abilities and it is exciting to see the wall operational again.’

Ian Gilmartin, who is one of the operators of the facility, says developing a community atmosphere was the main aim at Core Climbing.

Ian says the facility provides challenges for regular climbers while also giving newcomers the chance to experience the sport in a supportive environment.

He says the centre is further supporting the development of future stars of the sport by hosting the Queensland youth rock climbing titles in October.

‘This will be an opportunity for our young climbers to gain a berth in the national team,’ Ian says.

Learn more on the Core Climbing website.

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