Crux Opens Its Second Gym in Austin

Routesetters celebrating the grand opening of Crux Central Austin
Construction and funding for Crux’s second location in Austin stayed on track through the pandemic crisis, and the Central Austin gym opened last weekend with free climbing around Global Climbing Day. All photos courtesy of Crux Climbing Center

Crux Central
Austin, Texas

Specs: Crux Climbing Center has opened the doors to its second climbing gym in Austin, Texas. Located more centrally in Austin than its Crux South location, the 20,000-square-foot bouldering facility includes a mezzanine and features a yoga room, fitness area, kids’ area, lounge area and locker rooms with saunas. The gym area also boasts a coffee shop (Spokesman Coffee), and the building is shared with a brewery (Brewtorium). Construction and funding for the bouldering gym stayed on track during the COVID-19 pandemic.



The opening of the new gym coincided with The North Face’s Global Climbing Day. Crux offered free climbing at Crux Central from Friday to Sunday, as well as free climbing on Saturdaythe day of the eventat its Crux South gym.

A third Crux location is also in the works, a 55,000-square-foot facility with 65-foot climbing walls. This gym will be located just north of Austin in Round Rock, Texas, and is scheduled to open late 2021 or early 2022. In just over two years since Crux first announced the Central expansion last year, the Crux brand will have expanded from one to three gyms.

Crux opens second gym in Austin, pictured here during construction.
Crux Central, announced end of May 2019, navigated the COVID-19 challenges and opened in under 15 months.

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In Their Words: “Our Crux community has been reaching out for years about building a location further north, and we are so excited to find a spot perfect for them. It’s central, has a coffee shop, a brewery next door, and the space is unlike any gym you’ve seen. We’re eager to keep expanding Crux’s community all over the broader Austin area.”
—Grace Nicholas, co-owner, COO and CMO of Crux