Philly Rock Gym Doubles Size

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Rendering of the new expansion at PRG – Oaks.

As the Philadelphia climbing gym market heats up, one of the original facilities in the area has undergone a massive expansion that doubles the original size.

Philadelphia Rock Gym has doubled the available wall space for climbing in their original Oaks facility. Founded in 1994, the expanded facility will offer new and expanded climbing walls, a full fitness area, a brand new party room, and showers.

Dubbed, “Oaks 2.0” the expansion adds more than 7,000 square feet to the facility, including more roped climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing. PRG Oaks 2.0 also adds a full fitness area, new private party facilities, and offers group teambuilding courses.

David Rowland, owner of the PRG family of gyms is excited to see a new and improved PRG Oaks, having invested heavily in the expansion of the location that started it all more than 20 years ago. The devoted climbing community at PRG Oaks has enabled Philadelphia Rock Gym facilities to open in recent years in Valley, East Falls, and just this past year, Wyncote, PA. With multi-gym memberships and gyms in four convenient locations, PRG is able to serve a large portion of Philadelphia suburban residents and the surrounding community. “Philadelphia Rock Gym has been a part of the Oaks community for decades,” Rowland said in a press release. “With the expansion of gym amenities and the doubling of climbing square footage, we see Oaks 2.0 as a ‘thank you’ to our long time members and as a way to make room for new climbers to join the great community at PRG Oaks.”

The Philly-metro is heating up in the next few years. First up, having their grand opening this Saturday is, Gravity Vault’s newest location in Radnor, a suburb of Philly. And coming in 2018 is Grid City, a 22,000 square foot facility.