About Crux

Welcome to Crux Climbing Center! From experienced climbers to Austinites looking for a new workout option, Crux has something for everyone. This 22,000 square foot facility is stocked with rope climbing, bouldering, and strength training areas, a flex space for fitness and yoga classes, locker rooms, a kids’ area, and a lounge space.

Founded by local Austin climbers, Matt Twyman and Kevin Goradia, Crux is designed to be much more than a gym—it’s a place where you can form a community. The lounge space gives you a great place to hang out with old friends or meet new ones after your workout. Friendly staff is always on hand to answer questions or help you out if you get stuck. Social events ranging from small, intimate community gatherings to large, blow-your-mind competitions are held at Crux all year long.

We’re excited to be a part of this South Austin neighborhood, and we hope you’ll enjoy the atmosphere that we’ve built for you.

Crux Climbing Center is a part of the redevelopment site in South Austin.  This area features other diverse businesses such as Cosmic Coffee and Beer and food trucks sure to satisfy your after-climb cravings.

Located in the 78704 zip code, Crux Climbing Center is also proudly part of the Dawson Neighborhood.

Story/Mission

Austin locals Matt Twyman and Kevin Goradia saw the Austin climbing community bursting at the seams and decided to do something about it. After countless conversations with new and experienced climbers in Austin, Matt and Kevin dreamed up the perfect facility to cater to the needs of local climbers. A major component of rock climbing is community, so they knew that whatever they made would have to combine impressive rock walls, dynamic bouldering areas, and state-of-the-art fitness spaces with a comfortable place for members to commune and collaborate.

The goal: To build a premier hub where Austin climbers could not only perfect their craft, but to create a space where they could gather as a community, learning from and teaching one another.

The ongoing mission of Crux is to offer everything that a traditional climbing gym does… Only better. Matt and Kevin took standard climbing and bouldering gym concepts and improved on them, adding terrain that could be reconfigured, 24-hour access, music plug-in capability, charging stations throughout the gym, lounge spaces with AstroTurf, and a top-notch retail area.

One of the best things about having local Austin owners is accessibility. Crux isn’t a big-box gym, so the staff actually hears what you have to say. Feedback is always welcome and is taken seriously, and you’re encouraged to let us know what you think about your new climbing home.

We opened our doors to all of Austin on May 7, 2016 with two competitions: Setter Showdown and Come and Send It Fest.

Here is a look at that day: