- Crux Climbing Center
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The newest climbing facility in Austin, TX boasts almost 11,000 sq. ft. of climbing area, windows to climb on, a 1400 sq. ft. cave with a fully-climbable 13’ ceiling, intricate lighting detail, an adjustable (yes, adjustable) climbing wall called the “Future Wall”, custom Habit Flooring system, and specialized wall colors and textures. With all of these funky and eclectic features, the owners can easily keep Austin weird.
Crux Climbing Center: This space packs a ton of terrain variety in one area: it’s made up of slab climbing terrain on the sides, and steep climbing with unique, dramatic angles in the bowl. In certain sections, climbers can top-out to the mezzanine lounge area.
Crux Climbing Center: This design has an unwavering dedication to the definition of “cave”, and takes that idea 5 steps farther. The result is a 1400 square foot cave like none other, where climbing on the entire ceiling is the reality, and missed-moves have high, 13 foot consequences. Luckily, we opted to design them a custom Habit Flooring system to arrest falling climbers that aren’t worthy of fully sending it.
Crux Climbing Center: This first-of-its-kind wall is a dynamic bouldering area that can be reconfigured to offer fresh new terrain to ascend. This area serves as the main wall for the competitions that take place at Crux.
Crux Climbing Center: A view at-height of the MLM walls in the rope-climbing area. The owners of Crux chose Vertical Solutions MLM process for their design because of how seamless and customizable the finished product would be.
Crux Climbing Center: A great view of the Future Wall, with event lighting and routes for comps!
Crux Climbing Center: One thing we always urge our clients to do, is to consider adding retail space to their climbing gym. This example is of the best, as its well organized, well branded, and draws customers in to check out the awesome gear!
Crux Climbing Center: Another view of the retail area at Crux. Vertical Solutions can design and build the display pieces for your retail space, using a variety of materials that matches your gym branding.
Crux Climbing Center: A detailed view of the shoe and bag retail area which aims to entice customers into checking out the latest gear. Lots of space, and lots of options for customers to geek out on.
Crux Climbing Center: The front desk area with the retail shop in the background. The front desk boats some beautiful hardwood logo treatment and sets the tone for climbers entering their facility on what kind of quality product to expect beyond the entrance.
Crux Climbing Center: Designed for climbers 12 and under, the Panda-monium Room is a fantastic option for kids’ birthdays and other events. Outfitted with a slide, fireman’s pole, and of course a climbing wall with auto-belays, this room keeps even the most energetic, inquisitive kids entertained for hours on end.
Crux Climbing Center: Another view of the famous “future wall” at Crux, which is actually an adjustable wall that can suit their customer’s mean climbing abilities as necessary. Truly a unique piece that adds to the funky feel of this Austin-based facility.
Crux Climbing Center: The rope climbing area is using MLM construction just like their bouldering walls. It features 27 anchors, 21 of which can be set for lead anchors. Eighteen of these can be set as top-rope or auto-belay anchors. They have 5-6 auto-belays set-up at a time.
Crux Climbing Center: Another great view of the MLM rope climbing walls at Crux. Seen here are all the details the owners wanted to work in, including exposed hardwood, natural birch finished panels, and custom stained/painted panels.
Crux Climbing Center: Crux features some impressive MLM constructed walls that match the branding that the owners incorporated throughout. This is a detail that is incredibly important to Vertical Solutions to execute on.
Crux Climbing Center: Close up details of how all the details are tied together for the various different wall elements and holds.