Alex Megos opens climbing hall | Frankenjura Academy

The Frankenjura Academy in Forchheim, the project of Alex Megos, Christoph Hanke and others, is taking more and more shape. Yesterday the heart of the performance center, the climbing hall, opened its doors.

Frankenjura Academy the makers have taken care of it Alex Megos and Christopher Hanke set the goal of establishing a competence center for climbing in Germany. A training center for climbing trainers, route builders and professional climbers, a professional performance center for competition climbers at national and international level, as well as a course and training center for popular sports are being built in Forchheim.

The heart of the academy, the climbing hall, opens its doors to the public on April 22nd.

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Alex Megos at the spray wall of the Frankenjura Academy
Alex Megos at the spray wall of the Frankenjura Academy

Academy visit: Partial opening of the climbing hall

The Frankenjura Academy team will be inviting you to visit from April 22nd. In other words: You can climb in the climbing hall every Monday to Friday (except Tuesday) from 17 p.m. to 22 p.m. Since the construction phase is still in the middle of the construction phase, according to Megos, visitors will have to forego some amenities:

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  • No changing rooms, no equipment rental, no lockable lockers & no showers: PLEASE COME READY TO CLIMB!
  • No card payment: PLEASE BRING CASH!
  • Kids only from the age of 14 (also when accompanied by their parents): PLEASE ONLINE IN ADVANCE DOWNLOAD CONSENT DECLARATION AND BRING IT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT!
  • Construction site operations: Short-term changes to opening times/closure of areas are not excluded, limitation to a maximum of 50 people at the same time (changes and current number of visitors can be accessed online)
Route distribution in the Frankenjura Academy
Route distribution in the Frankenjura Academy.

The 3 pillars of the Frankenjura Academy

  • Point of contact for top sports: The Frankenjura Academy is committed to becoming a place where top athletes find adequate training opportunities. This means that competition simulations can be carried out under real conditions on the lead and bouldering walls at World Cup level.
  • Education: One of the main goals of the Frankenjura Academy is to establish a national and international training standard that makes the academy the starting point for training and further education courses for climbing and bouldering trainers from all over the world.
  • Interlocking with popular sports: In addition to the focus on top and competitive sports, a wide range of offers are also created to improve the training and education situation in popular sports.

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