Summit Plans Plano Gym


A rendering of the new Summit Rock Gym in Plano, TX. Photo: Summit

Summit Climbing, Yoga and Fitness has announced the construction of its sixth gym, to open in 2019 in Plano, TX. This will be the largest Summit gym to date, as well as being the largest climbing gym in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 32,000 square-foot facility will host 6,000 sqaure feet of bouldering, 22,000 square-feet of 50-foot tall tope-rope and sport climbing walls, as well as multiple lanes of the IFSC Regulation 15 meter speed wall.

“I’ve realized my 20-year dream of opening a world-class climbing facility in the DFW area,” said Kyle Clinkscales, co-owner of Summit and Head Coach of Team Texas Youth Climbing Team.

Summit Plano is joining Summit’s five other facilities, all located in the DFW area: Grapevine, Carrollton,
Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth. Summit. The gym will have a 5,400 square-foot mezzanine which will house an auto-belay cove, as well as a training center complete with free weights, fitness rack, circuit walls and hang boards.

“We’re excited and proud about this addition to our family of gyms,” said Chris LoCrasto, co-owner of Summit Gyms and Summit Head Routesetter. “This facility will be the perfect place to showcase what we do best – routesetting, hosting awesome events and ultimately continuing to build a strong and dedicated climbing community in the Dallas area.”

Plano, located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, is the ninth most populous city in Texas. It is a hub for
business, and has recently become the home of Toyota Motor North America headquarters, as well as being the
home of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Cinemark Holdings and JC Penney headquarters.