Central Rock Gym exists to provide everyone with a world class indoor climbing, fitness, and community experience through our state of the art facilities, expansive climbing walls, cutting edge fitness equipment, professional yoga classes, and various youth programs and summer camps. It is through these many offerings that our CRG staff and members come together to build a community of climbers and friends. Central Rock Gym embraces its role as an integral part of the social fabric of all of our host cities and communities.
Central Rock Gym was founded by brothers Joe and Ed Hardy in 2009.
We love the sport of climbing and wanted to bring it to New England in a way that had never been seen before. Our goal was to build locations that were purpose-built from the ground up, with tons of natural light, and accessible to everyone – and that’s what we have done! We also hired the best route setters from around the country who create the highest quality climbs for both enjoyment and training. Our facilities are designed to get everyone into the sport, to fall in love with the sport, and to excel at the sport.
We are trying to push climbing forward with epic competitions each year. Central Rock puts on the Ring of Fire Roped Comp Series in the Spring which made such national attention that USA Climbing combined the comp with US Nationals in 2015. The Heist, the nation’s first-ever female-only climbing comp, is organized by women, for women, and brings in professional athletes from all over the country to compete for large cash prizes.
In 2010, we added the highest quality exercise equipment (Lifefitness and Precor), weights (Rogue), and training areas (custom installations by Rockwerx and Walltopia) to allow climbers to train even harder and to allow for a more balanced gym membership. At the same time, we added a myriad of yoga classes, fitness classes, and at some locations, spinning classes to further round out weekly workouts so CRG can be a “second home” during the week. The classes are of the same quality you would find at your local yoga studio or workout facility.
Lastly, Central Rock Gym has an extensive, supportive, and inclusive community of climbers, yogis, and fitness junkies. Our clean, bright facilities will make you want to give us try, but the community will get you to keep coming back.