Crux Planning Giant New Gym in Texas

Crux's flagship gym in South Austin. Photo by Merrick Ales
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Crux’s flagship location in South Austin, which first opened in 2016. Photo by Merrick Ales

Crux Climbing Center
Round Rock, Texas

Specs: The pandemic hasn’t stopped Crux’s plans for what will be one of the largest gyms in America. Slated to open late 2021 or early 2022, the 55,000-square-foot facility (“across five acres of land”) will feature 65-foot climbing walls for rope climbing, along with a separate bouldering area. The floor plan also includes strength training equipment, locker rooms, a kids’ area, and co-working spaces. The gym will offer Yoga classes, in addition to summer camps, competitions, member appreciation events, and “industry nights.” A press release about the Round Rock facility noted, “Similar to its Austin locations, Crux hopes to build additional retail space near the Round Rock facility to support local businesses.”

Round Rock will be the third and largest member of the Crux family. Crux first opened its 22,000-square-foot flagship gym in South Austin in 2016 around much buzz and announced a sizable expansion to the facility in 2019. A second, 20,000-square-foot bouldering-only gym is currently under construction in Central Austin and set to open later this year.


A rendering of Crux Central Austin, currently under construction. Photo courtesy of Crux

Walls and Flooring: Vertical Solutions
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro

In Their Words: “This new location will allow more young climbers to foster their love for the sport, while its bigger, taller and Olympic-grade training features will attract even more world-class talent to Austin and its surrounding areas.”
—Grace Nicholas, co-owner, COO and CMO of Crux