New Orleans Gets a Bouldering Gym



Press Release


New Orleans Boulder Lounge will open New Orleans’ first indoor climbing facility in the Lower Garden District at 1746 Tchoupitoulas St. The grand opening is set for July 18 in the historic cotton press building, a beautiful, 125-year-old warehouse adjacent to the Market Street Power Plant. NOBL will feature 2,500 square feet of bouldering, climbing at lower heights without ropes, as well as a yoga studio, fitness center, and lounge space with a cafe and live music. Prior to NOBL opening, the nearest gyms were in Slidell and Lafayette. The nearest crag is 6 hours away.

New Orleans Boulder Lounge will offer both day passes and memberships for unlimited access to climbing, classes and events. Programming options will include climbing workshops, social leagues, camps, a youth climbing team, yoga and fitness classes, and community events. Programs will be available for all ages and experience levels.

“Climbing for us means community health,” said Eli Klarman, Founder and Director of Operations. “We want to create a space that brings people together around all sorts of activities, and NOBL is our way to provide a space for active, healthy living, with a focus on personal and communal growth. We couldn’t be more excited to share our love of climbing with New Orleans.”

Specials and events, including donation-based access and music and film festivals, are part of NOBL’s community space plan for members and guests. If you’re new to the sport, or want to learn more, NOBL will offer intro and technique classes as well as one-on-one coaching.

“There’s already a big community of climbers here,” Klarman said, “and we’re excited to provide them with a local climbing destination and to introduce the activity to a wider audience. It’s important to us that everyone has the opportunity to experience climbing and be a part of the community that’s forming here. We plan to help everyone get strong and have fun doing it.”

NOBL will be open Monday through Friday from 12PM-10PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-10PM.  Base membership will be $60. For more information check out or follow New Orleans Boulder Lounge o​​n Facebook.  To schedule special events, birthday parties or corporate team-building, e-mail

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