Crux Climbing LLC
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.
Walls and Flooring: Nicros
CRM Software: RhinoFit
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
John Burgman is the author of High Drama, a book that chronicles the history of American competition climbing. He is a Fulbright journalism grant recipient and a former magazine editor. He holds a master’s degree from New York University and bachelor’s degree from Miami University. In addition to writing, he coaches a youth bouldering team. Follow him on Twitter @John_Burgman and Instagram @jbclimbs. Read our interview Meet John Burgman, U.S. Comp Climbing’s Top Journalist.