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[Downtown Victoria] Crag X rock climbing gym | Under construction


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#1 Dimitrios

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

I just saw this in the T-C:

"A 118-year-old building on Pandora Avenue that once housed a traditional Chinese medicine establishment will be torn down and replaced by a rock-climbing gym.
Partners Ken Cronin and Nikolai Galadza bought the two-storey pink structure, which appears in rough shape, for $1.14 million on July 26 from Dr. Wally Mui and his wife. Built in 1895, the building does not have heritage designation, and the new owners may apply for a demolition permit within the next six weeks, although it may be combined with a building permit."

http://www.timescolonist.com/site-of-century-old-building-will-be-replaced-with-rock-climbing-gym-1.594444

Looks like it's this building, between the Downtown Community Centre and WIN:
http://goo.gl/maps/PV6io

This is fairly exciting news for us climber types.

#2 Dimitrios

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

The current location of Crag X is in Rock Bay, on John st.:

http://goo.gl/maps/OZRe2

I'll be impressed if they can build something with as much space as the current location in that tight spot on Pandora. But I guess the plan is for a new build, so I guess they'll be flexing their creativity.

#3 gumgum

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

What's the status on this?

#4 thundergun

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:04 AM

Don't pass by it often but haven't noticed anything going on from the outside.

The article doesn't make it entirely clear as to whether they are expanding and keeping the existing location, or moving and shutting the rock bay location down - anyone know the situation?



#5 Mike K.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

Here you go. More info at https://victoria.civ...dora Street.pdf

 

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#6 Linear Thinker

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Don't pass by it often but haven't noticed anything going on from the outside.

The article doesn't make it entirely clear as to whether they are expanding and keeping the existing location, or moving and shutting the rock bay location down - anyone know the situation?

 

Relocating to this new site.

Demo permit is approved, building plans not approved yet.



#7 dasmo

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

This is very exciting and I'm not a climber...yet...



#8 concorde

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

I think the demo permit was approved 5-6 months ago



#9 D.L.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

Probably waiting for the building to fall down on it's own
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#10 thundergun

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:40 AM

So... it's been a while here but I have yet to see any action :confused: .

Anyone know what's going on?



#11 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:50 AM

Here's what the site looks like as of November 13, 2014.

 

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#12 concorde

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:02 PM

So... it's been a while here but I have yet to see any action :confused: .

Anyone know what's going on?

is supposed to go ahead soon, but I have heard that for so long I am wondering if its ever going to go ahead



#13 concorde

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:32 PM

ok, apparently this should be going ahead.  there is some logistics going on behind the scenes that are taking a lot longer than anticipated



#14 Dimitrios

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:51 PM

From the Crag X blog:

 

We've Begun!

December 12, 2014

After a long time and a lot of work we are finally able to announce the start of our move to Pandora Street!

At 11am on December 12, 2014 we signed the construction contract for our new building. Work at the site should begin this week and we expect to be open for climbing early summer 2015.

 

We will be updating you on our progress as we go on this blog, so check back for posts, photos and more.

The climbing community in Victoria is great, and we can't wait to have you all climbing in our new gym. Drew can't wait either!

Thanks for all of your support over the last twenty years,

Nikolai and Kenneth

 


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#15 jessief

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:27 AM

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Not a great picture but demolition started today


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#16 weisguy86

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

leveled!

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#17 Nparker

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

Now that came down fast. A big improvement already.


Edited by Nparker, 18 December 2014 - 08:10 PM.

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#18 Linear Thinker

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

No pictures to post, but this site has had the foundation walls installed, lots of styrofoam blocks placed to bring it up to grade, and looks like they should be ready to have the floor poured next week.

Anyone want to take a photo from the top of the Johnson Parkade?


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#19 dasmo

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

sure..

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#20 Nparker

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:55 PM

Angle of photo...hurting my head... :squint:



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