A New Rock Climbing Gym Is Coming to the North End

Central Rock Gym will open a brand new facility by the end of 2018 in Boston, just steps from North Station.

Central Rock Gym

Photo by Central Rock Gym

Chalk your hands, stock up on some carabiners, and invest in some climbing shoes—the North End is getting a new indoor rock climbing facility.

Central Rock Gym announced its plans to open a bouldering, fitness, and yoga facility by the end of the year to be located across the street from North Station on the Valenti Way side of the Beverly. The space will include overhang, vertical, and corner features, as well as a constantly rotating set of climbs for all your adrenaline-seeking needs. But it won’t just be a gym for actual rock climbing. It will also be outfitted with multiple climbing-specific and cross-training stations and a large community space for stretching, yoga, and most importantly, socializing. So you won’t just get to leisurely climb—you’ll hopefully get really good at it, too.

“It has been a longtime goal of ours to expand to Boston,” Joe Hardy, co-founder and owner of Central Rock Gym, said in a press release. “We are focused on providing a sense of community for all our members, and what better place to create that than in this vibrant neighborhood, which includes an exciting mix of businesses, residents, and visitors.”

With 11 other locations across New England and New York (including one in Cambridge), the new location will be easily accessible to folks commuting out of North Station and should be a welcome addition for those who work and live in the area—there’s nothing else quite like it around. Anyone interested in rock climbing gyms usually has to travel to Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville or visit the Rock Spot in South Boston. Plus, memberships are portable at Central Rock Gym: They’re valid across all locations, so if you find yourself downtown or out in the ‘burbs you can pop in for a quick climb.

Details are scarce right now about a specific opening date, but for now, we’re filing this under: Indoor activities we can do in late December/early January—because we all know we’ll need some.