Over the past month we've been working hard to bring our first full scale replica climb to life.
The first route we're replicating is Lindfield Rock's, The Blank Wall. It's a committing and balancy climb that's a whole lot of fun to take on. You can check it out at The Crag: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/north-shore/route/15304549
To begin our replication process we carefully scan the rocks geometry, here's some footage of our weekend trips doing just that.
The next step of the process involves us physically recreating the climbing holds. We'll give you a close up look at this step in the next issue of The Send.
In the meantime, here's a little glimpse at what our negative-moulds look like. Swapping traditional foam for 3D-printed polyurethane.
We've been lucky enough to have three media students join the team: Quinn, Tenglong and Nathan. These talented people are creating a documentary to explain our replication process, from start to end.
We'll be releasing some appetizer footage on scanning (above video), building and trialling before showing off the full piece in the coming months.