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Nova Climbing Lights Up by Smartphone App for Unique Bouldering Problems

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: ifdesign.de and yankodesign
If you've ever tried your hand at indoor rock climbing, you'll be intrigued by the way that Nova Climbing Wall works. When inactive, the modular surface flaunts fine patterned crevices that have been creatively cut. Switch it on, however, and your eyes will be caught by the blue glow that lights up only certain cracks.

Serving as a decorative mural most of the time, Lunar's invention can be assembled by combining long rectangular modules into bouldering setups. The concept proposes an associated smartphone app that suggests various climbing routes and problems for you, according to the particular grade or difficulty that you'd like to try. The Nova Climbing Wall will illuminate certain cracks, choosing harder or easier holds with various degrees of spacing.