Columbus After Dark: Kinetic

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

12:45 a.m.: We cross the street and venture into Pearl Alley, where propped-open garage doors reveal Kinetic, the private bouldering gym owned by pro climber Tony Reynaldo. Climbers privileged enough to obtain a key from Reynaldo can stop by any time, including the middle of the night.

As Kid Cudi blares in the background, Chance Brodsky and Constantine Kostya fly across the walls and ceiling, swinging from the colorful array of holds with Tarzan-like proficiency. When they do make a rare mistake, they tumble onto the mattresses strewn about the floor. One of them nearly crushes Jodi as she angles to snap a photo.