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THE ASPIRE CLIMBING STORY

2009

The Rock Climbing School

Our story begins. Kyle, our founder, sets his sights on making rock climbing more accessible to the public. He begins with Rock Climbing School; a portable climbing wall designed to be transported to outdoor fairs and events. Built in his backyard with his dad, little did Kyle know this would be the inspiration for IMPACT climbing.

Kyle earns his ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certification to further his visions and begins providing outdoor climbing guiding services in Milton, ON. The future home of Aspire Climbing and IMPACT.

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Kyle Wilson getting his ACGM certification

2011

Rockwerx Canada Inc.

Rockwerx Canada was born. Kyle established a relationship with Rockwerx USA to build a Canadian team for sales, marketing and construction. At the time, Rockwerx was one of the largest manufacturers in NorthAmerica - well known for their Gym Rock seamless concrete climbing walls.

Rockwerx Canada Inc. begins taking on international projects expanding the brand beyond North America.

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Rocwerx Canada international installation

2013

Adventure Solutions Canada

Kyle joined forces with Adventure Solutions USA for Rockwerx Canada to be the Canadian sales headquarters for high ropes courses, adventure play structures and ninja warrior courses. Rockwerx Canada also becomes the exclusive climbing wall manufacturer for Adventure Solutions Play Climb walls, furthering our reach with more US based projects.  

Adventure outdoor play structure

2014

VelvetGRIP

(Gym Rock Lite)

Driven by innovation and market demand for a more cost effective climbing wall solution, Rockwerx Canada releases our proprietary texture: VelvetGRIP.  VelvetGRIP upped the industry standard for economical, high performance custom climbing walls - attracting commercial, institutional and residential projects.

Velvet grip texture introduction

2016

Aspire Climbing

Our vision from day one, was to make rock climbing more accessible to the public.

 

Kyle and his wife Erin open Aspire Climbing, a full-service climbing and ninja warrior facility.

 

The space is also home to Rockwerx Canada and Adventure Solutions Canada serving as an in-house designing and testing facility for new products. Aspire Climbing adds to the Rockwerx Canada portfolio highlighting our expertise as a full turn-key solution for climbing and adventure facilities.

Opening of aspire climbing gym
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2017

IMPACT Climbing Inc.

From our humble beginnings as a one man show, to a company that encompasses two brands, forty employees and in-house experts leading to innovative products and climbing solutions, the vision ofIMPACT is born.

Impact climbing team picture

2018

Aspire offers franchise opportunities

Aspire packages a business model of development and growth for franchise opportunities.This model fosters continuity and sustainable retention of employees and customers. 

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IMPACT is officially launched to the public