MOORHEAD — Construction of a new retail rock climbing wall is currently underway in the Wright Building, a new mixed-use development at 814 Center Avenue.

The wall is part of a new brick and mortar location for Nature of the North, a community organization dedicated to promoting outdoor adventures, interpersonal connections and character-building experiences.

Founder Jon Walters said the goal is to keep people active during the cold winter months.

“Nature of the North’s goal is to get people outside,” he said. “In this area we all know the winter months can take up half of a year and, we realized, in order to get people outside, we should consider bringing the outside, in.”

Walters said he believes the rock climbing wall is a first for the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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"This is the first rock wall that is completely open to the public," he said. "You don't need a membership, or an appointment, or even pre-qualification or training."

Nature of the North is expected to open its doors in the spring of 2020. In addition to the rock climbing wall, the store will also feature outdoor equipment rental, training, events, classes and more.

For more information, follow "Nature of the North" on Facebook.