The Grand Experience: Superbowl XLIX to Host Rock Climbing Wall
Superbowl XLIX to host Grand Canyon emulating rock climbing wall, complete with waterfall and 18-ft. video screen.
The Super Bowl—possibly the biggest sporting event of the year—will be even grander this year with the presence of the Grand Canyon Experience, a rock wall sponsored by the National Bank of Arizona.
At 30-feet tall, 100-feet wide and complete with an 18-foot waterfall flowing down the center, the wall—designed to emulate the sandstone of the Grand Canyon—was built by Rockwerx.
For five dollars, a person can climb one of the “twenty climbing positions,” or routes, ranging in difficulty from “kid-friendly to professional,” featured on the largest attraction at Verizon Super Bowl Central, according to azsuperbowl.com.
A massive video screen will be positioned at “the summit” so you can keep your eyes glued to the game while climbing.
Arizona Super Bowl Committee spokeswoman Kathleen Mascareñas said in an interview with Gripped.com, “Safety equipment will definitely be available and required. It is not free-climbing.”