ABOUT BASECAMP

 

Black Hills Basecamp is a bouldering gym in Rapid City cultivating climbing and community. Our membership model allows adult members 24/7 access to our facility, allowing for flexible training to fit your schedule.

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

MISSION & VISION

Mission: Basecamp strives to cultivate climbing and community by providing a humble, high quality gym for Black Hills climbers to train, start projects, meet partners, and begin new adventures. 

Vision: To provide Black Hills climbers a high quality gym that reinvests profits earned to expand gym facilities and the reach of the climbing community

TRAINING WALL

TENSION BOARD:

Skin friendly, wooden holds, and routes from v0

MOON BOARD:

First internationally recognized training system; translates well to outdoor climbing

TREADWALL

Never-ending way to train until you can't hold on anymore

PROBLEM WALLS

40-45 routes for people of all skill levels to learn to climb, train for your next route, or improve technique

FITNESS ROOM

From treadmills to free weights, you will be able to start or finish your workout, work opposing muscles, and train for your next climb

Also available will be a small pro shop and a meeting space

MEET THE TEAM

GENERAL MANAGER

LAURA BELLISLE

Laura started climbing in Yosemite in 2008.  It wasn't until she met Andrew that she climbed inside at Denver Bouldering Club and Earth Treks Golden, and she was hooked!

Her business management background means that Basecamp will be committed to providing you the best customer service possible so you can spend more time climbing!

CLIMBING MANAGER ANDREW BELLISLE

Andrew loves climbing–from bouldering to big walling and everything in between. He's enjoyed climbing in the Hills and getting to know the climbing community here.

His route setting skills will elevate Basecamp's ability to reach climbers of all skill levels. Andrew carefully chose every hold we will have in the gym and is pumped to bring a variety of styles to Basecamp!

GRAPHIC DESIGN, SETTING, DESK

SARAH PONWITH

Sarah started climbing with BHSU Crux Climbing Club in Spearfish Canyon in 2017.  She loves seeing different parts of the climbing community under one roof at Basecamp.  Her design skills have beautified our space with the mural in the weight room and helped us reach new climbers through the use of her photographs.  Basecamp gained a huge asset the day Sarah joined the team!

Big Title

Setting, Front Desk

Murray LaHood-Burns

Murray joined our Front Desk team in time to help us with Grand Opening!  He's been climbing in the Hills since a friend got him into it in college.  His psych is contagious.  Say "Hey" next time you're at the gym!

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