New England-based Central Rock will be throwing its hat in the New York climbing market in 2018. They plan to build a 10,000 SFC full-service facility in Manhattan. Central Rock is currently the third largest climbing gym developer in the US. They have two other facilities in the works; a bouldering gym in Framingham, Massachusetts and a full-service gym in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
Central also just finished a massive expansion onto their Hadley, Mass location. The new 11,600-square-foot building consists of 8,000 square feet of additional climbing surface, 200 linear feet of new bouldering walls, 24 Top Rope stations, a 2,100-square-foot dedicated fitness room and a 900-square-foot dedicated yoga room. The growing business also has 80 additional parking spaces.
Fully connected to the base facility, the expansion was constructed in part to accommodate the inflows of people Central Rock Gym has during busy hours. The gym is open seven days a week, with the busiest times being weekends and evenings.