We’ve heard that the Greater Austin community may be interested in tall walls? Well, we’ve heard you and we got you! Our newest facility will be home to 55 foot tall climbing walls. Perfect for some epic lead climbing and top roping.
Don’t worry though, we will still be the same gym you love. The new facility will include the same features and amenities members enjoy at Crux’s flagship location, including rope climbing, bouldering, autobelays, strength training, fitness and yoga classes, locker rooms, saunas, and a kids’ area. The center will also host member appreciation events, industry nights, adaptive climbing programs, summer camps and competitions.
Some new features you should expect to see are a lead climbing roof (and we are talking a real 90 degree horizontal roof); permanent crack climbing lines for fist, hand, and finger jams; two lanes of speed climbing; and a dedicated fitness studio with roll-up garage doors.
We’ve increased the size of the kids room to almost double of our flagship. There will be a lounge space on the mezzanine with dedicated remote work rooms. The outside space will have a courtyard and include a food and beverage component.
We love our Austin community and are so excited to continue growing in this city we call home!
Round Rock to Pflugerville
At the end of 2020, we hit some lengthy delays caused by the business park that our new land was located. After purchasing the land in the business park, we got to work on designs. The majority owner of the business park sold off his remaining lots, which activated a clause in the business park agreements that all lot owners now had a vote on our design. After months of designing and re-designing the space, we point blank asked what it would take to get something approved. We knew they would just keep kicking our project down the road and cost us more and more to redesign our space into something that wasn’t Crux and wasn’t what our community wants.
We set off looking for a new North location, and found a site in Plfugerville. This site is so beautifully located between I-35, I-45, and TX-130. Austinites and Round Rockers do not need to take a toll to get there, and with I-45 and TX-130, people from Cedar Park and Buda can get there in a breeze without sitting through Austin traffic.
While we were hoping to open in 2022 in Round Rock, we’ve been able to move much more quickly on the Pflugerville site. We have our site permit!