Berkeley Ironworks Training Facility Hours

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By signing this petition you are stating that you would like Berkeley Ironworks to reconsider the Training Facility Hours and would prefer your membership dues be used to keep the facility open beyond the proposed hours.

The proposed Berkeley Ironworks Training Facility is an amazing addition to an impressive chain of climbing facilities. Members are excited that Touchstone has decided to invest in new equipment and the youth team, but are disappointed that the hours of the facility are so limited.

Most of Touchstone's members are working adults and many must use the facilities in the morning or immediately after work, especially those with families or other commitments that prevent them from going in the 4 hour window.

While open on the weekends, many if not most of the members that would be using the training equipment would likely be outside on the rock.

Several gyms and gym chains that are smaller than Touchstone in the United States including The Front, Seattle Bouldering Project, the Momentum chain, GP-81, Sender One, etc. do not limit member hours on their training equipment. While most of these facilities are in the same building, a single employee often keeps watch over the area. We do not feel that this is too much to ask.We understand that the comp boulders and speed wall are extremely specific to the goals of the youth team and would appreciate consideration and discussion of any of the following options:1. Access to at least one training board during normal hours, including 4PM-7PM. Whatever the team doesn't want we would be glad to share among non-team members.2. Access to the facility during normal hours not including team hours.3. A block in the morning for working adults who have family commitments during later hours to benefit from the facility.4. Offer members access to the facility during expanded hours for an additional membership fee. This will keep the number of members using the facility naturally smaller.

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