New Cincinnati Gym Expands Historic Chain

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Climb Time Oakley
Climb Time Oakley
Photo: Climb Time Oakley

Climb Time Oakley
Cincinnati, OH

Specs: Built from the ground up, Climb Time Oakley features close to 11,000 square feet of climbable wall space; this includes top ropes, lead walls, and bouldering areas. Additional amenities include a Tension board and a campus board, as well as a rowing machine, kettlebells, and free weights. Yoga classes and fitness clinics are expected to be incorporated into the facility’s offerings in the near future. The gym is within walking distance of MadTree Brewing, one of the region’s most popular craft beer breweries. Climb Time Oakley had its grand opening on August 31; a massive turnout saw a line of patrons outside wrapped around the corner, waiting to get in.

The original Ohio Climb Time, located in Cincinnati’s Blue Ash region, opened in 1993—one of the first full-service climbing gyms to appear in the Midwest. Climb Time also had locations in Indianapolis and Lexington, and was one of the first U.S. climbing gym chains with three locations. In addition, the famed competition circuit American Bouldering Series (ABS) was born in Climb Time of Cincinnati from local comps they held in the late 90s.

Climb Time Oakley
Photo: Climb Time Oakley

CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Website: http://www.ctoba.com

Development Word of Mouth: “In Cincinnati, it was just Climb Time Blue Ash and RockQuest. Then Mosaic Climbing opened in March—also in the north. But from more than 20 years of data from our customers, we knew that many lived in the central part of the city or downtown—a 40-minute commute or longer to get to a climbing gym. Our customers had been pleading with us to open another gym. This location [Oakley] reduces the drive time for many from an hour to 20 minutes… or they can walk here. I want to retain from [the Blue Ash location] that it’s a grassroots business. It’s about the people.”
—Patty Law, President