Message from the Architect:
“Friction Bouldering is the first state of the art climbing facility within Western Victoria.
Situated in beautiful Ballarat – an iconic town already known for its melting pot of modern attractions – Friction Bouldering’s design was inspired by the region’s vibrant culture and community with its desire to encourage upcoming trends and experiences set amongst contemporary heritage.
The modern bouldering gym comprises flowing walls, offering simplistic planes and angles – all rooted in purpose and intention. Beautiful large panels act as canvases for route setters to harness their creativity, while striking features and powerful angles offer variety and attraction.
Being a town enriched with community pride and welcoming to tourism – the gym was designed to engage climbers of all walks of life and skill level. A place where locals, visiting friends and relatives can create new experiences together, all within a regional location that embraces the ‘old and the new’ coming together to create something truly magical.”