Massive Bouldering Gym Slated for Houston


A rendering of the new Momentum bouldering gym in Houston.  Photo: Momentum.
A rendering of the new Momentum bouldering gym in Houston. Photo: Momentum.

Momentum is going big in Houston, TX. The Salt Lake-based climbing gym operator broke ground in July on their full-service Katy, TX location and they just announced a planned bouldering-only facility near downtown Houston.

The new 40,000 square foot bouldering gym is set to open in summer of 2017 and will be the second largest bouldering-only facility in the US, coming in behind the 50,000 square foot Austin Bouldering Project.

Situated near the heart of downtown Houston in a retrofitted warehouse surrounded by art studios, local dining options and up-and-coming loft spaces, Momentum Silver Street will include 17,000 square feet of bouldering terrain, a 4,000 square foot training area, and a 1,000 square foot enclosed cardio room. Momentum Silver Street is also designed to host major competitions and includes a world cup inspired sector, which is nearly two hundred feet long.

Other features include Momentum’s signature “woody” training walls, a second-floor yoga studio that offers a zen-like experience with complete privacy and natural lighting, 1,800 square feet dedicated to children’s climbing, social hangout zones and a full service climbing gear shop with experts to advise customers. Located within the campus of Silver Street studios, events such as live music and art festivals will bring additional variety and flavor to the experience of visiting the gym.

Momentum - Silver Street
Momentum – Silver Street

“We have spent years searching for the perfect urban location in Houston and we’re thrilled that we have finally found it in the Washington Avenue Arts District. The 40,000 square foot building is extraordinary and we are confident that Momentum Silver Street will be the best bouldering gym in the world,” said Jeff Pedersen, co-founder, and CEO of Momentum. “It’s exciting to contribute to the vision of our landlord Steve Gibson of Silver Street and his business partners in further developing the area into Houston’s hub of alternative activities, events, arts and entertainment.”

Momentum currently operates 3 climbing gyms in the Salt Lake area. These two Houston-area facilities represent Momentum’s first foray into out of state expansion.