GET PSYCHED FOR TWO NEW CONNECTICUT FACILITIES
We’re building two, brand new indoor climbing facilities in New Haven, CT AND Wallingford, CT
New Haven, CT – We (Rock Spot Climbing) TODAY announced that we will begin construction of a brand new indoor climbing facility with 2,455 sq. ft. of climbing walls IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LEGENDARY SALLY’S APIZZA in CONNECTICUT with ACCESS TO BOTH INTERSTATES 91 AND 95. The New Haven location will be our company’s SECOND in CONNECTICUT, joining three others in RHODE ISLAND, and three more locations in MASSACHUSETTS. We pride ourselves in being a Southeast New England based company almost twenty-five (25) years in existence; among the largest climbing chains in the country.
This NEWEST location will focus SOLELY on a form of climbing known as BOULDERING, where climbers, USING NO ROPES, scale climbing problems set on fifteen foot walls protected by a fully padded flooring system. This style of climbing was featured in the sport’s debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and will be our third (3rd) gym that focuses on this style of climbing. Our other facilities offer top rope and sport climbing along with boulder climbing. Along with bouldering, this facility will also feature a Rogue Fitness rig, a variety of cardio equipment, both a Moon and a Decoy training board, along with other amenities which will be confirmed once construction is complete.
Once construction is complete on this new facility in New Haven, CT, we will be building ANOTHER BRAND NEW FACILITY in WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT. This new facility is an update to our current facility, which we acquired at the start of 2022, and will also be a full-service facility that offers everything from bouldering, top rope climbing, and lead climbing. We will release more information on that project closer to the opening of the New Haven facility, but work has already begun to prepare the new space, which is in the same building as the current facility, on the other side of the walls we’ve all been climbing on! The space is significantly larger than the current facility and we’re very excited to provide this update for the community in Connecticut.
NADAV MINKIN, CO-OWNER of Rock Spot Climbing said, “We are so excited to provide our brand of accessible and inclusive climbing to the city of New Haven and the surrounding area. We hope this facility will be a place for people of all ages and abilities to discover and enjoy the sport with friends and family.” He added, “The sport has skyrocketed in interest from the time that our first gym opened almost 25 years ago, and we’re extremely proud that our company has been a leader in the growth and success of the overall climbing industry in the region. The update to the Wallingford facility is a continuation of our original plans to provide an updated experience for the current climbing community and for future generations.”
LARY NORIN, CO-OWNER said, “We have been so proud to be instrumental in raising awareness of our sport and growing the community in our region. More people looking for activities and experiences they can share together. That said, nothing makes us prouder than knowing we have over 150 team members across three states providing a fun, active experience for all who climb at our facilities.” Norin added, “We are excited for the updated Wallingford facility and we look forward to bringing our successful brand of accessible, world class climbing and training to the city of New Haven!”