By John Burgman
Here are some gyms that are set to open their doors around the country. Know about others? Please drop us a note with the details.
Triangle Rock Club in Durham, NC
Specs: 17,000-square-foot roped area (47-foot walls) and 10,000-square-foot bouldering area (15-foot walls). Additional amenities include a unisex shower and changing room area, a retail space, and a self-contained section for youth programing (20-foot walls). Outside features 440 parking spaces and a Planet Fitness at the other end of the building.
In Their Words: “We’ve been working to put a Triangle Rock Club location in Durham for nearly five years. We pursued three other location possibilities before the eventual space but we couldn’t get all the lights to ‘turn green.’ In November, 2017, we toured a vacant Walmart building, and over the course of a few months, we worked out terms with our landlord.”
—Joel Graybeal, managing partner.
Oso Climbing Gym in Dallas, TX
Specs: 35,000-square-foot facility with a bouldering focus. Daily yoga, spinning, and functional fitness classes also offered. Additional amenities include a “floor-to-ceiling glass cardio room that overlooks the Dallas skyline,” locker rooms, showers, saunas, and on-site childcare for patrons.
In Their Words: “I set out to create something that, as a climber, I’ve wanted for a long time—a high-quality and expansive place to climb and hang out in the heart of Dallas. We had a chance to start with a blank slate, and we’re really excited about the range of amenities we’re bringing together—on top of what you’d expect at a climbing gym. That makes our facility something really unique.”
—Chris Whittaker, founder.
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