Central Rock Gym is pleased to debut the first post of an active Blog, which will highlight our community, and whats going on across all Central Rock Gym locations. It will be a way that the Central Rock ownership and staff can communicate our goals to our members, and what we are doing to improve the facilities, and express our deep gratitude for every member of our vibrant climbing community. Thank you!
The first piece of news is that we have 20 youth team members competing at nationals this weekend. We could not be more proud of our team members, who have trained so hard during bouldering season. Also, a huge congratulations to our coaches and parents for helping them make it this far!
We opened our doors in 2009, almost 8 years ago, and the response from the 7 communities we now serve has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so lucky to have you all as part of our climbing community! Thank you so much for your support, and feedback over all these years. During all that time, we have been talking with members on how we can improve their climbing experience and what else we can do to enhance their membership. We have gone back, across the board, and tried to put as many improvements into place to serve you better.
In Worcester, our first facility, we went back and opened a major expansion this year into the building next door, adding 2500 sq. ft. of bouldering, a 2000 sq. ft. area for fitness and fitness classes, more parking, showers, and brand new flooring and holds. All these improvements have been completed.
In Glastonbury during 2016, we finished an upgrade this past year of our parking area, HVAC, holds and fitness area.
At our Hadley facility, we break ground in the spring on a 12,500 sq. ft. facility next door to our original facility, which will feature:
- 80 additional parking spots
- 200 linear ft of bouldering walls, 150 boulder problems on a new climbing wall product
- 24 Top Rope stations on a new climbing wall product
- 2200 Sq. ft. dedicated fitness room
- 1500 sq. ft. Yoga room
- Expanded class list
- Additional early morning hours
- Additional Bathrooms
- New padding flooring with Seamless bouldering mats
In Watertown, we are upgrading several aspects of the facility. Up on the mezzanine we are constructing an entirely new room dedicated to cardio workouts, that will still feature beautiful views of the climbing walls around the gym. We are adding more equipment and it is all brand new with many features like touch screens. We are also completely renovating the party room, and fitness room to double the amount of fitness space. This will bring Watertown in line with what we offer in Randolph and Cambridge. We are purchasing a huge amount of new holds for Watertown to give our route setters the flexibility to make the best routes possible. We also are adding seamless bouldering mats to our bouldering area.
Our Warwick facility, opening in late March, brings the MA and RI climbing communities together in an enormous 20,000 sq. ft. facility. Please join us for after our opening in a short couple months!
The Cambridge facility will receive a new tile floor in the main space, and a LARGE additional bouldering expansion into the existing yoga room! We have been busy ordering lots of new holds for Cambridge as well, and we are so excited about the vibrant community that has formed in the last six months.
We look forward to serving the whole CRG community better this year with all these improvements! We are so excited to get them all done so you can enjoy!