MI Summit Climbing Center Seeks Community Funding in Traverse City

Larry and Nancy Bordine are roping in and harnessing up to build a climbing center, MI Summit, in Traverse City.

They’ve got the land (6782 E. Traverse Highway). The building plans are finalized. And now they need to fund the structure and equipment. Through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, almost $29,400 has been raised of the $50,000 goal—they have 25 days left to reach it.

The Bordines are hoping to have the facility open by next year. Along with a climbing wall, which will include bouldering zones, there will be also a yoga studio, a large meeting room and an area for family/childcare during special events. The wall is unique in its design in that different heights will reward climbers with window views of Northern Michigan.

Nancy and Larry hope MI Summit will also be a community center and plan to offer multiple types of alternative fitness classes including Tai Chi and aerial yoga. The community room will allow them to host birthday parties, youth or troop events and team building experiences. 
 
“We’re so stoked to bring a large, state-of-the-art climbing center to Traverse City,” Nancy says. “It allows us to invest our retirement funds into something that enriches this beautiful area we call home, providing a local place to play, workout, gather and strengthen us and our community.”

For more information, or to purchase discounted season passes, click on the MI Summit Indiegogo Campaign. View a video tour of the building on Facebook.

All media provided by MI Summit.


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