Metro Rock Goes To Brooklyn


Rendering of Metro Rock Brooklyn.  Photo: Metro Rock
Rendering of Metro Rock Brooklyn. Photo: Metro Rock

This past week the proprietors of the MetroRock chain of climbing centers signed a long term lease to pave the way for their next project in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. This will be the fourth gym in the MetroRock family and the first outside of New England.

The new gym will be located at 321 Starr Street, two blocks south of Flushing Ave. and conveniently located at the Jefferson St. Station on the MTA “L” line. Manhattan is a quick 20 minute ride away. This project continues the rapid transformation of the Bushwick neighborhood and will involve retrofitting an existing building to house multiple tenants.

Although MetroRock will serve as the anchor tenant to this multi-use structure, the facility will also feature restaurants such as “The Whiskey Brooklyn” and other destination driven venues. MetroRock is expected to open in the late Spring of 2016.

Designed by Walltopia USA, MetroRock will encompass over 23,000 square feet of varied climbing terrain. Specific features will include:

  • Rope climbing walls up to 45 feet tall
  • Large bouldering field
  • Fitness and yoga rooms
  • Space for parties and events
  • A full service gear shop
  • As in its existing facilities, MetroRock Brooklyn will provide a safe, challenging climbing environment where patrons can climb for fun, learn and develop new climbing skills, train for fitness and take part in the growing climbing scene. Birthday parties, group events and other programs for both kids and adults will also be available.

    MetroRock Climbing Centers has served New England’s climbing community since 2004 with locations in Everett and Newburyport, MA and Burlington, VT.