A Family’s Vision Gives Rise to New Southern Gym

Community at Crux Climbing Alabama
Crux Climbing LLC had its grand opening several months ago and has already established a group of dedicated regulars. (All photos courtesy of Crux Climbing LLC)

Crux Climbing LLC
Northport, Alabama

Specs: 5,000-square-foot bouldering-focused gym had its grand opening in late February. The facility features bouldering walls and a MoonBoard, as well as a pull-up bar, a hangboard, and an assortment of free weights.



The gym is co-owned by three family members: Carissa, Joseph, and Jackson Scott. Jackson Scott, in particular, attended the nearby University of Alabama for a year and connected with the climbing scene—and eventually developed the idea of opening a climbing gym in the Northport/Tuscaloosa area that could cater to the University of Alabama community.

Climbing at Crux
The new gym is bouldering-focused, but also features a stretching area and various weights.

Walls and Flooring: Nicros
CRM Software: RhinoFit
Instagram: @cruxclimbing.al
Facebook: CruxClimbing.al

In Their Words: “After many months of planning, a pandemic, and a lot of prayer, the dream of Crux Climbing LLC is now a reality…We are so thankful and appreciative of how the community has supported us and all the climbers that have been enjoying the gym so far.”
—Carissa Scott, co-owner

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