As you may have guessed, the Buffalo Mustache Hall of Fame, the Mount Stachemore mural and the accompanying Flying Bison ale were all part of April Fools Day stunt (see here). I know… you’re all disappointed, right?
To soften the blow, it should be noted that the Silo City Rocks project is moving full steam ahead, and was not part of the hoax. In fact, partners on the project, Kevin Cullen, Andy Minier and Jason Schwinger, in conjunction with Silo City’s Rick Smith, will be unveiling the concept at the upcoming Boom Days (see here) event. “The vision is to bring bouldering, rock climbing, yoga and a community center to the waterfront,” said Jason Schwinger. “While the project will not use every square foot of the grain elevator – it will use a big handful of the interior silos along with numerous areas on the exterior of the elevator. This will transform Marine A from a grain elevator to a man-made mountain. The goal to open is late-May/early-June, ending permitting, appovals, etc. At the least, we will open with a handful of outdoor routes and a huge indoor bouldering cave.”
Below is a promotional video for the project, along with information on the Indiegogo crowdsource fundraising campaign. There are only twelve days left to raise funds toward the $23,000 financial goal – at this point $12,425 has already been raised, so it’s over half way to the final mark. For all of you climbers out there, this is your chance to bring this extreme sport to Buffalo’s waterfront. You can check out the campaign here, and be sure to take a look at all of the incentive rewards listed on the page. Following is a preview video designed to get your heart pumping…
Find Silo City Rocks on Facebook.
Here’s the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign…
Side note: For anyone who thought Farmer Pirates plan to build a living green house in the HSBC Tower was an April Fools Day prank… we’re going to keep you guessing. Stranger things have happened after all.