Tulsa, Oklahoma local entrepreneur and climbing enthusiast Jason Burks knows firsthand that “climbing makes people better – physically, mentally and spiritually.” He started rock climbing five years ago and in January of this year bought the New Heights Rock Gym, Tulsa’s only commercial climbing facility.
Hey Tulsa, we are continuing our "Why I Climb" series with our owner Jason Burks and some exciting information about our name change to Climb Tulsa and our huge new Facility that will be opening next year. In the meantime come climb at New Heights! All November we are having first timer specials and training to help Tulsa learn how to climb. New Heights Gym is Located at 11th and 169, call us 918-439-4400.
Posted by New Heights Rock Climbing Gym on Thursday, November 3, 2016
Business took off and he soon realized he needed to expand. Burk also knew that New Heights, which opened in 1997, needed more than a few more walls and some paint. That’s why he’s is thrilled to announce plans to build a new, 17,000 square foot climbing facility and give it a new name, Climb Tulsa.
Burks adds that the Mayor-Elect G.T. Bynum helped motivate him to make this project a reality when he told him “Great cities in the US have something for everybody,” and Burks knew he wanted to help Tulsa be a “Great City” with this top-notch climbing facility.
Groundbreaking is set for early December with plans to open October of 2017.