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Climbing wall wins county grant

A mock-up of the planned climbing wall at North Bend
A mock-up of the planned climbing wall at North Bend's Torguson Park reflects the shape of Mount Si.
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After receiving a $60,000 grant from King County to build a new 30-foot outdoor climbing wall at Torguson Park, the city of North Bend is looking for community support to provide a final foothold.

The city is about $40,000 short on funding for the facility, which is slated to open this summer as part of North Bend's centennial celebration.

The North Bend Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at providing more recreation opportunities in the area, is collecting donations for the wall. More information is online at www.northbendparksfoundation.org.

The wall would be the largest outdoor climbing facility in the state. Its structure would echo Mount Si in shape, and feature climbing routes appropriate for all skill levels.

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