Mesa Rim Climbing Center looks to become a “hub for folks to explore the sport of climbing,” combining climbing, yoga and fitness into one venue. It’ll be located in the Sheldon Cove area in North Central Austin, near the intersection of I-35 and Highway 183.
The 50,000 square foot facility will come with 55-foot climbing walls, rope climbing and bouldering terrain, a yoga studio, cardio equipment, designated weightlifting and climbing training spaces, a sauna, and “spa-quality” locker rooms.
With gyms spanning the West coast, Mesa Rim is one of the largest privately owned climbing gym operators in the country. When looking to expand, the company’s CEO Ian McIntosh said Austin was at the top of its list.
“The Austin community continues to grow and we hope to be part of the fabric that makes this city so unique and welcoming to people from all walks of life,” McIntosh said. “No matter the age or skill level, we hope to cater to the city’s most experienced climbers as well as those who are curious about climbing or just looking for a healthy and fun activity.”
The company looks to incorporate community with youth programs, climbing competitions, fitness workshops, and high-level climbing training.