New Bouldering “Garden” To Open In The Pacific Northwest

Stone Gardens Tukwila

Stone Gardens Tukwila

Stone Gardens
Tukwila, WA

Specs: 22,000-square-foot bouldering facility scheduled to open in 2020 will include routes for all levels of climbers, as well as a fitness area with training boards, cardio equipment, and weights. The gym will have the potential to expand into a full-service, 40,000-square-foot gym with roped climbing once it is up and running. Of note is that one of the largest shopping malls in the Pacific Northwest, known as Westfield Southcenter, will be just north of the gym. The sprawling shopping area includes a movie theater, numerous retailers, and many restaurants. Other, preexisting Stone Gardens locations include gyms in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

Walls: Walltopia
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro

In Their Words: “Founder and CEO Keith Magnuson opened the first Stone Gardens in Seattle in 1995, expanded that gym several times, and opened Stone Gardens Bellevue in 2011. He chose to open the third gym in Tukwila, Washington to support the ever growing local climbing community, provide more jobs for the area’s climbers, and offer current employees opportunities to advance within the company. Keith chose to make Stone Gardens Tukwila a bouldering only gym for now because the building’s layout and clear-height make it a perfect fit for that use.”
—Michael May, Assistant Climbing School Manager, Stone Gardens Bellevue