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 Saturday—the day of the event—at 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.
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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
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