This is our journey; how IMPACT came to be.
The Rock Climbing School
Our story begins. Kyle, our founder, sets his sights on making rock climbing more accessible to the public. He begins with Rock Climbing School; a portable climbing wall designed to be transported to outdoor fairs and events. Built in his backyard with his dad, little did Kyle know this would be the inspiration of IMPACT climbing.
Kyle earns his ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certification to further his visions and begins providing outdoor climbing guiding services in Milton, ON. The future home of Aspire Climbing and IMPACT.
Rockwerx Canada Inc.
Rockwerx Canada is born. Kyle established a relationship with Rockwerx USA to build a Canadian team for sales, marketing and construction. At the time, Rockwerx was one of the largest manufacturers in North America - well known for their Gym Rock seamless concrete climbing walls.
Rockwerx Canada Inc. begins taking on international projects expanding the brand beyond North America.
Adventure Solutions Canada
Kyle joined forces with Adventure Solutions USA for Rockwerx Canada to be the Canadian sales headquarters for high ropes courses, adventure play structures and ninja warrior courses. Rockwerx Canada also becomes the exclusive climbing wall manufacturer for Adventure Solutions PlayClimb walls, furthering our reach with more US based projects.
VelvetGRIP (Gym Rock Lite)
Driven by innovation and market demand for a more cost effective climbing wall solution, Rockwerx Canada releases our proprietary texture: VelvetGRIP. VelvetGRIP upped the industry standard for economical, high performance custom climbing walls - attracting commercial, institutional and residential projects.
Our vision from day one, was to make rock climbing more accessible to the public. So Kyle and his wife Erin opens Aspire Climbing, a full-service climbing and ninja warrior facility. The space is also home to Rockwerx Canada and Adventure Solutions Canada serving as an in-house designing and testing facility for new products. Aspire Climbing adds to the Rockwerx Canada portfolio highlighting our expertise as a full turn-key solution for climbing and adventure facilities.
Rockwerx Canada becomes North American distributor for 360 Holds of Slovenia. This add a unique assortment of fiberglass climbing volumes and holds to our product assortment.
The Start of a New Chapter
From our humble beginnings as a one man show, to a company that encompasses two brands, forty employees and in-house expert leading to innovative products and climbing solutions, the vision of IMPACT is born.
IMPACT refines VelvetGRIP texture to create the perfect blend of friction with a skin-friendly texture that’s unlike anything available in the industry.
Aspire offers franchise opportunities
Aspire packages a business model of development and growth for franchise opportunities. This model fosters continuity and sustainable retention of employees and customers.