sport - Rock climbing gym: Canyon Escalade, Canada

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Client or Site Name Canyon Escalade; Rock climbing gym
Location Quebec
Country Canada
Job category Sport: Rock climbing gym
Year 2015
Kind of fabric Combi 70
Color name White
Installation Type 08, galvanized steel
Total air flow 8.240 m³/h | 14,000 CFM
Flow models OriFlow™
Architect name Caroline Denomée Architecte inc.


Even air dispersion was the biggest concern when designing this rock climbing facility. With the help of FabricAir ducts, Canyon Escalade achieved perfect comfort, with no hot or cold spots, regardless of the season.



FabricaAir’s partner, The Master Group in Quebec, Canada, was selected to supply the fabric ducts for Canyon Escalade. This is the highest indoor rock climbing facility in Quebec. FabricAir was chosen over alternate air distribution methods based on four criteria:

  • Safety– A permeable fabric was chosen to eliminate the possibility of condensation build-up on the duct, which if unaddressed, would have been a safety concern if it dripped on the climbing wall.
  • Comfort– FabricAir ducts provide even air distribution, which eliminates the built-up heat at the top of the rock climbing walls due to stratification.
  • Aesthetics– Our ducts are available in a wide range of colors, which enables a seamless fit into the colorful design at Canyon Escalade.
  • Expertise– With more than 40 years of experience, FabricAir was the clear market leader.


The combination of flow models and this type of permeable fabric ensures efficient dispersion of fresh air to feather any evaporating odor or possible humidity build-up, which is not allowed in the rock climbing gym application for safety reasons. This technology eliminates condensation, thus no dripping from the ducts.

OriFlow™ was used to achieve even air dispersion of cool, fresh air all along the height of the climbing wall. This creates comfortable and safe conditions for beginners at the bottom and pros at the top of the wall.


FabricAir designed, produced, and delivered a superior product, that increases safety for the climbers at “Canyon Escalade”. To the owner’s delight, the even air distribution allows for comfort at all altitudes.

Gabriel Dagenais, of The Master Group, quoted the owner as saying that: “This is the first time it has ever been cool at the top of the wall.”

The team at FabricAir would like to thank our partner The Master Group, the Architects at Caroline Denomée Architecte inc, the Engineers at Geo-Energie inc. and the Contractors at Meca Contrôle for giving us the opportunity to add another happy customer to our portfolio.