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Urban Ascent Art Climb


Urban Ascent, an indoor rock climbing gym in Boise, is going above and beyond—literally. The gym is hosting an "Art Climb," in which climbing enthusiasts will be invited to scale a 40-foot wall in order to see artworks by 16 local artists hanging high above the gym floor. Marketing Manager Jesiey Mead said each artist also had the option of submitting five additional pieces, which will be on display in a ground-level gallery for less-limber (or daring) folks.

The challenge should be a breeze for Urban Ascent members, and for anyone looking to heighten their experience, the gym will offer gear and lessons for an additional fee. First-timers can get a jump on the required paperwork by filling out the Facility Agreement online at Get clicking, because on Thursday it will be time to climb.