Designers at a Brighouse climbing gym have invented a new 3D structure – thought to be the first of its kind in Europe.
ROKT Climbing, in the former Sugden’s Flour Mill on Mill Royd Street, has unveiled the ‘Roktagon’, which will sit in the Penthouse Boulder room.
Euan Noble, ROKT’s commercial director, said the Roktagon, which is a series of tessellating hexagons and pentagons, will appeal to climbers of all abilities.
“Inspiring people to climb and to achieve things they never thought possible is our passion,” he said.
“Our design director Leigh Topping is a creative genius and has created the UK’s, if not Europe’s first indoor, molecular climbing structure – which we’ve dubbed the Roktagon.”
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire tourism agency said: “This is another fine example of how Yorkshire is leading the way ahead of others. The new structure build shows the excellent work the team at ROKT have already achieved and will help attract more visitors from around the corner – and around the country.
“It also shows how sport tourism can create jobs and boost the local economy,” he said.
ROKT first opened in April 2011 and is home to one of the largest indoor climbing walls in the UK, with almost 2.4km of wall space, with 22,000 holds.
As well as climbing, the centre also plans to include a wide variety of extreme sports such as free running, free style gymnastics, both indoor and outdoor, caving, BMX and skate park, and high ropes.