Evo Breaks Ground In Colorado

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According to the Boulder newspaper, Daily Camera, New Hampshire-based Evo Rock broke ground on their newest climbing facility in Louisville, Colorado. Louisville sits roughly a half-hour drive from central Denver and twenty minutes from downtown Boulder. This location will be Evo’s fourth climbing gym and feature 24,000 square feet of climbing, the largest of the Evo gyms.

Rendering of the new Evo Rock in Louisville, CO.
Rendering of the new Evo Rock in Louisville, CO.

“It’s a perfect spot location-wise,” Evo Rock CEO Hilary Harris told the Daily Camera. “There are about five climbing gyms in Boulder and several others in Denver, but in the space between there’s nothing for people who want to climb.”

The new facility will have a number of modern features such as retail space, a yoga studio, cardio and weight equipment, day care, and advanced climbing training equipment, including an adjustable systems wall and campus boards, along with a dedicated area for kids’ climbing.

Across the street from the new climbing gym will be a 4,700 square foot brewpub that is being built in tandem with Evo Rock. Company executives chose the new site in part because of the relocation of specialty bike clothing retailer Pearl Izumi’s world headquarters to the area in 2012.

“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from the community — both in Louisville and Boulder,” Harris told the newspaper. “People are really excited to have another option for indoor climbing in this area.”