About Crux

Welcome to Crux Climbing Center! From experienced climbers to Austinites looking for a new workout option, Crux has something for everyone. This 26,000 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, 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.


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. Crux 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.

Crux’s Pledge to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Our Community

Crux Climbing Center is dedicated to strengthening diversity and inclusivity within climbing culture. Listening to and amplifying diverse voices is necessary for growth, and we at Crux strive to create a welcoming community for all current and future climbers. We want our space to be safe for people of all skill levels, so they may feel comfortable enough to climb, develop their community, and have the support and understanding needed to succeed. For more information, please check out our full page with all we are doing!

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: