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Owner, Climbmax Inc

In 1992 Stuart visited Asheville looking for a city in which to realize his unique dream; to open one of the first rock climbing centers in the country.  The few conditions were that the city had to be unique, small enough to support his sanity, and surrounded in every direction by mountains.  Some 25 years later, Cowles still loves the city, mountains, and most especially the climbing community members who have embraced this great gym and made it a part of their lives.

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"Very friendly staff! For us newbies, this place feel huge and like there are plenty of climbing options for our beginner level as well as tons to grow into."

- Rafael G, Google Review

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173 Amboy Road

Asheville NC 28806

43 Wall Street

Asheville NC 28801

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