Maine Bound Rock Climbing Gym Mentioned in BDN Article

Maine Bound’s rock climbing gym at the University of Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about an Orrington family who pursues the sport together. The family’s two children have been regulars at Maine Bound since before they could walk, their parents said. Andrew Krause, trip logistics manager at Maine Bound, said the majority of young rock climbers who start in the gym are around 8 or 9 years old. In order to climb without an adult, climbers must be at least 16 years old and pass a skills test, he said. “In the gym setting, there’s no danger at all. It’s more of a maturity thing,” he said. “Climbing requires a lot of mental focus and finding out what you’ll do on the wall, so there’s a lot of mental maturity that you need.”