Three Wise Monkeys Climbing

by o.t.millington in Fort William

We did it
On 11th March 2015 we successfully raised £43,301 with 660 supporters in 28 days

Our aim: To launch an indoor climbing centre in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, so locals and visitors can climb through the rain.

by o.t.millington in Fort William

New stretch target

Wow, thanks for helping us smash our target! With literally hours left we're now overfunding to raise money to go towards our centre, the more we can raise the better wall we can provide, so if there are rewards you want there's still time to grab them, the crowdfund closes at 5.00pm on the 11th! Thank you so much for all your support :)


Our aim: To launch an indoor climbing centre in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, so locals and visitors can climb through the rain.

We are Three Wise Monkeys Climbing, and for over two years, we've been working hard, putting our blood, sweat and tears (as well as the last of our savings) into this project. We're a young start-up business, and we've got aspirations of going high places - literally.

Fort William is right in the middle of the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, and with Ben Nevis right on the doorstep, the area is a phenomenal honey pot to climbers, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. However, the area has been known to suffer from occasional, somewhat heavy, rainfall. Yes - the rumours about the weather in the beautiful Scottish Highlands are true.

Because of this, Three Wise Monkeys Climbing are looking to convert a currently disused church, right on the Fort William high street into the biggest and best umbrella of them all – a state of the art indoor climbing centre, complete with a large bouldering room, roped climbing, a cafe, a training room and a sports massage facility. It will be the perfect place to get into climbing if you haven't before, or to salvage an enjoyable day when the weather stops play.

From the early days we've tried to set our business up so that it is good for the community that it's in. We've put our money where our mouth is in that regard, by paying the living wage when we've taken on help, by investing extra resources to rescue an old building, by using local suppliers and specialists, and by committing to install renewables to make sure our impact is as low as it can be. However, none of that means very much if we can't realise our dream, to open our indoor climbing centre and inspire others to get into climbing too.

This climbing centre project has been under development for the last two years, and a lot of planning, fund raising and hard graft has been done in that time, the Three Wise Monkeys Climbing team are now confident that their exciting project will be able to open its doors later this year if they can just raise a final £40,000 to meet their target needed to open the phase 1 bouldering wall

“The Three Wise Monkeys Climbing project is a truly exciting prospect for Fort William and the climbing community in the UK that visit for the world class summer and winter climbing. Having a new indoor activity for all ages and abilities open year round would be a huge benefit to people who love this amazing area, but get stuck when the weather is poor. We’re crowdfunding because we want the Lochaber locals and visiting outdoor community to have a chance to be part of the history of our project, we’ve put together some great rewards too so as well as a brilliant new climbing centre in town, everyone will get something back for supporting us.”

If you'd like to contribute, we've put together a selection of rewards, which you can choose running down the right hand side of the page, after that, please spread the word and we'll see you in the wall later this year!

 

Plus chose from a selection of great rewards including...

Awesome!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Anonymous Pledge I'd like to pledge anonymously and don't want a reward. You can pledge anything from as little as £5.00 here by editing the amount in the next step.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Sponsor a Climbing Hold Get your name written on the back of a climbing hold. Follow its life through every reset and competition, and when it's time for your hold to retire you can even keep it if you like.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Logo Chalk Bag, Chalk and Bouldering Brush Get a Three Wise Monkeys chalk bag, filled with chalk and an M16 bouldering brush.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Kids Organic T shirt Get a 100% organic t-shirt printed with the Three Wise Monkeys Climbing logo.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

1L Nalgene Bottle Swag Bundle! Get a Three Wise Monkeys branded, genuine Nalgene bottle, filled with stickers, swag and goodies from Three Wise Monkeys and our partners. Getting a new water bottle has never been so exciting!

£25 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

super special offer discount card for pledgers, only 20 of these available so get them while they're still here, will entitle the bearer to our concession rates for the first year of opening, or a 10% discount for concessions.

£30 or more

28 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

Block of ten instructor led childrens sessions, aged 6-14, voucher delivery end of May with multiple session slots to choose from. Blocks will be certificated, safe and fun, suitable for all abilities.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Three Wise Monkeys Organic Logo T-shirt! Get a 100% organic t-shirt printed with the Three Wise Monkeys Climbing logo.

£30 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£30 Reward

Special offer price 5 Visit ticket! get a book of tickets for 5 climbs, to be used at your convenience once we've opened.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Introduction to Indoor Bouldering Course One of our indoor climbing coaches will take you on 2 x 2 hour tailored bouldering courses. Both sessions will include free equipment hire and entry. Voucher delivery end of May, with sessions bookable at your convenience once centre is open.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Limited Edition Organic SUPER FUNDER T-Shirt! Get a 100% organic t-shirt printed with the Three Wise Monkeys Climbing super funder logo, on an amazing tie-dye background. Known to produce super powers and vulnerability to CRIMPtonite. Even better, you also get into our competitions for free when you wear them! Only T shirts sold during the campaign available, we will never sell these in our shop.

£50 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

Go canyoning at Inchree with Vertical Descents, and get a weeks unlimited access to Three Wise Monkeys Climbing, Brilliant!

£50 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

Have a go at the new Via Ferrata in Kinlochleven, climbing the side of the awesome Grey Mare's Tail waterfall! Includes a weeks unlimited pass to Three Wise Monkeys climbing.

£55 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£55 Reward

White water rafting voucher with Active Highs

£55 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£55 Reward

Basic Navigation Coaching course, help find your way to the crag with Northern Aspect

£55 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£55 Reward

10 visit pass! Get a book of tickets to climb ten times! Use them yourself or share them with friends

£60 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£60 Reward

20 assorted size and colour bolt on climbing holds from Dream Climbing Walls, perfect for your home wall.

£65 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£65 Reward

Advanced navigation coaching, to help you get down to the climbing wall on those days when you should have known better ;)

£65 or more

18 of 18 claimed

£65 Reward

Dave Macleod climbing masterclass, voucher delivery 25th of May, workshop dates confirmed at least 1 month prior to opening of the centre

£65 or more

12 of 12 claimed

£65 Reward

Dave MacLeod Climbing Masterclass! Enjoy a 2 Hour climbing masterclass with Dave MacLeod before the wall opens to the public. Date will be confirmed prior to opening, at least one months advanced warning with 2 date and time options. Voucher delivery end of May.

£75 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£75 Reward

1 Day boulder problem setting workshop for easier problems with Centre Manager, Oliver Millington. An ideal course for those new or used to setting, will cover safety aspects and good practice but focus on the creative aspect of setting easier problems.

£75 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£75 Reward

1 Day boulder problem setting workshop for intermediate to hard problems with Dave Macleod & Oliver Millington, an ideal course for those new or used to setting, will cover safety aspects and good practice but focus on the creative aspect of setting problems.

£75 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£75 Reward

1 Day boulder problem setting workshop for hard problems with Robbie Phillips and Oliver Millington, an ideal course for those new or used to setting, will cover safety aspects and good practice but focus on the creative aspect of setting problems.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Organic Three Wise Monkeys Logo Hoody Get a 100% organic hoody printed with the Three Wise Monkeys Climbing logo.

£80 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£80 Reward

Hand crafted wooden power rings; handmade in Scotland by Dream Climbing Walls, not yet available on the market but these are awesome training aids- be one of the first to try them out!

£80 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£80 Reward

Hand crafted wooden pinch blocs; handmade in Scotland by Dream Climbing Walls, not yet available on the market but these are awesome training aids, no climbing wall required- be one of the first to try them out!

£80 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£80 Reward

Get your own climbing volume, medium size manufactured by Dream Climbing Walls, double friction coated with plenty of hold fixings, a brilliant addition to any home wall. Includes a day pass and coffee at Three Wise Monkeys when you collect them.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£100 Reward

Get your own personalised climbing volume (CNC routered with your name or logo), medium size manufactured by Dream Climbing Walls, double friction coated with plenty of hold fixings, a brilliant addition to any home wall. Includes a day pass and coffee at Three Wise Monkeys when you collect them.

£100 or more

0 of 0 claimed

£100 Reward

Dave Macleod Climbing Masterclass and 1 month membership! Voucher delivery end of may, available dates confirmed at least 1 month prior to centre opening.

£100 or more

7 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward

Ultimate Beginners Bundle! Get a two week (2*2 hour sessions) introduction to bouldering course, a Three Wise Monkeys Chalk Bag, chalk and brush and a one month climbing membership including equipment hire. Voucher delivery expected end of May, bookable once centre opening date confirmed, months membership can be used at a time to suit you.

£100 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£100 Reward

Dave MacLeod Climbing Masterclass + 1 Month Membership! Enjoy a 2 hour climbing masterclass with Dave MacLeod before the wall opens to the public. Plus get a one month unlimited climbing membership included in the price, to be used for a month convenient to you after opening. Voucher delivery end of May, course bookable from at least 2 time and date options with at least 1 months advance warning.

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

Ultimate goodies bundle! includes signed copy of Dave Macleods new book, Make or Break, Three Wise Monkeys organic Hoodie, Three Wise Monkeys Nalgene and loads of swag!

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

A 2 night stay in one of the Great Glen Yurts, fantastic reward that I may go for myself...

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Business Funders Board Fame Your business name and/or logo will hold pride of place on our funders board, a shout out on our social media channels and a link from our website. Main funder board logo engraved or printed on an individual slate plaque right in front of everyone who comes through the front door of Three Wise Monkeys Climbing Centre, mounted permanently with no ongoing costs. Artwork confirmation in May, with board completed for opening of the centre.

£200 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£200 Reward

3 Day boulder problem setting workshop, get practical and creative problem and route setting advice from at least 3 different industry route setters including Oliver Millington, Dave MacLeod and Robbie Phillips, with a comprehensive and varied range of holds. An ideal course for those new or used to setting with reasonable climbing standard- problems set will be from V0 to Vhard!

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

£200 value of instruction or guiding with Al Halewood for 1 or 2 people, plus free entry to the wall for the week after the course.

£240 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£240 Reward

Ever wanted to build your own home climbing wall? Get 4 CNC routered Dream Climbing Wall panels to provide your wall surface, must be collected from Perth.

£350 or more

7 of 10 claimed

£350 Reward

Annual Unlimited Climbing Membership ! Special offer price limited to 10 pledgers! Certificate delivery end of May, with annual membership usable over a 1 year period with start time convenient to you.

£675 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£675 Reward

Annual Unlimited Climbing Membership (Couple) ! Special offer price limited to 5 pledgers! Certificate delivery end of May, with annual membership usable over a 1 year period with start time convenient to you.

£750 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£750 Reward

Annual Unlimited Climbing Membership (Family)! We aren't strict on what constitutes a family. The membership will include two adults and as many offspring as you legally own - they must actually be yours though. Certificate delivery end of May with membership starting at a time convenient to you when the centre opens.

£5,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Lifetime Unlimited Climbing Membership + Swag Nalgene + Super funder T shirt + Hoody + Chalk bag, chalk and brush! Delivery for Swag end of May with lifetime membership beginning on opening day - the end date is up to you but with the proven health benefits of indoor climbing this could be the bargain of the century!

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Lifetime Unlimited Family Climbing Membership! The deal of the century? We think so! You'll get exactly what it says on the tin. Unlimited climbing for the life of you and all of your children (have to actually be yours). You also get an introduction to indoor bouldering course for your family, 10 family coaching sessions, Swag filled Nalgene, T shirts, chalk bags and hoodies for the whole family! We'll contact you to sort out sizes and colours for the swag!


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