In 2013, the family started planning for the arrival of a third child. With three boys, all under the age of 4, Brandon and Heidi knew they needed a space for them to grow, burn energy, and have fun. To provide that environment, they began to finish their basement. Weeks later, and tired of dry walling, Brandon suggested that the family build a home climbing wall in the basement. Heidi was initially surprised since neither of them were climbers; however, she agreed it would be a great opportunity for the children.
Almost immediately, the kids took to the simple 12 x 8 foot wall. They began asking for additional opportunities to climb, and the family began searching for gyms in surrounding neighborhoods. They were ecstatic to find Vertical Adventures and Kinetic Climbing & Fitness - both only a short drive away. Here, the family was introduced to an amazing community that further deepened their passion for climbing.
The Basement Home Wall