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Convert the Physics Pits into a Bouldering Gym

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I have posed this idea to the College and want to show that we have student support. Please sign if you think this would be a rad idea.

Currently, the physics pits and other fondly called "pits" around campus have no use other than another exit for buildings and a groovy art space. Their construction however, being a sheltered concrete walled stairwells with a ceiling, provide the perfect area to create a bouldering wall. Having a rockclimbing/bouldering wall on campus would be a great resource for experienced students that are unable to afford a gym membership or transport to outdoor sites or newcomers that are put off by such start up expense. To convert the physics pits into a small gym simply requires holes being drilled into various positions in the walls up and then inserting in climbing holds. A pack of 120 holds can cover 1 pit and generally is about $250. Once made, these walls would not require further maintenance. Safety would be guaranteed by posting a sign that informs climbers about safety, using already owned (but not currently used) crash pad from the Sports Department and limiting the height of the holds so that climbers cant fall from a high height. In the past, students have gone so far as to glue rocks on the walls in attempt to convert this space and student interest in converting this space is especially keen.

This petition is a reflection of student support for the conversion of this space.

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