Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness announced today the official opening of what it calls “North America’s largest indoor climbing gym.” The 53,000 square foot facility in Englewood, Colo., will feature world-class climbing and bouldering, along with amenities such as a yoga studio, fitness and cardio zones, climbing classes, a fully stocked retail gear shop, high-end locker rooms and onsite childcare.
The Englewood facility is taking over the previous corporate headquarters of Sports Authority, which closed its doors in 2016 after filing for bankruptcy. Earth Treks employed JR Bernlohr Architects to design the new facility, which involved constructing a new 50’ high roof to accommodate high-roped climbing. Bernlohr Architects has designed multiple Earth Treks facilities, including its Maryland locations in Columbia and Baltimore and its Crystal City location near Arlington.
The Englewood facility will be the second Earth Treks facility in Colorado, with another located west of Denver in Golden. Along with climbing, bouldering, yoga, and fitness amenities, the Englewood gym has multiple features which will help foster a sense of community within the facility. A gathering area, which sits between the high-roped climbing and bouldering zones, will serve as the central space for the facility, providing a place for guests to congregate when they are not climbing and doubling as a stage or space for events. The space will additionally feature other communal areas which people can use as work spaces or lounges.
“Our gyms are more than just climbing, yoga and fitness facilities – they are places for people to come together, make new friends and challenge themselves,” stated Earth Treks CEO, Robert Cohen. “We look forward to becoming a part of the bustling Englewood community.”
Visit the gym in September to receive 50% off your member initiation fee or try climbing for the first time by registering for limited-time $5 Belay Lessons – visit EarthTreksClimbing.com/Englewood and use
promo code BELAY5.