You’re about to get a LOT more elbow room!
The 15,000 sqaure foot Earth Treks Rockville expansion is well under way! The new addition will greatly expand bouldering and roped climbing with tons of new terrain for climbers at all ability levels. Total climbing surface will exceed 34,000 square feet post expansion, making it among the top five largest climbing gyms in the nation. The updated facility will also include expanded locker rooms, a larger fitness area, and a fitness studio for activities such as yoga. Newly designed teaching areas are being added such that group events and parties can be run separate from the main climbing floor. Take a look at the aerial view of the expansion plans HERE!
For the design and construction of the expanded facility, we have partnered with Eldorado Walls, a leader in the climbing wall design field. Eldo has been able to work with the look and feel of our existing walls, and successfully add their experience to our vision for the facility. This will result in the construction of one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the United States, and most importantly, the optimal climbing wall design for our community.
None of this would be possible without the continued support of our members, who have patiently awaited the expansion since the Rockville gym opened its doors in 2006. The designs and plans for the expansion will reflect the feedback and needs of the climbing community.
Construction began in June and will be completed before the winter season is in full swing. Over the coming weeks we’ll be releasing more tantalizing details on the climbing wall features you can look forward to. So keep an eye on our Facebook page and Blog for weekly photos, videos and interviews to keep you up-to-date as the expansion progresses!