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Earth Treks Now Open in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com August 2, 2016 at 11:25 am 0

A massive rock climbing gym has opened in Crystal City.

Earth Treks, at 1235 S. Clark Street, opened its doors on Saturday. The 45,000 square foot facility boasts 35,000 square feet of climbing walls, with more than 400 climbing and bouldering routes, plus weights and cardio eqiuipment, dedicated yoga and group fitness rooms, private climbing teaching areas, “high-end” locker rooms and a fully-stocked gear shop.

The gym is open seven days a week — 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weeknights, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. A day pass is $25; individual memberships are $89 per month and family memberships are $150 per month.

This is Earth Treks’ first Virginia location. The company has four other gyms in Maryland and Colorado.

In a press release, Earth Treks says it’s thrilled to be opening in a “growing vibrant hub for innovative concepts in Crystal City, home to an emerging technology hub, running and biking races, and healthy retailers like Sweetgreen and Whole Foods.”

The full press release is below.

Earth Treks, the premier climbing and fitness centers dedicated to building the climbing community, announces the opening of its first climbing gym within the beltway — and the largest in the region — on Saturday, July 30.

Located at 1235 S. Clark St. in Crystal City, VA, the 45,000 square foot center will feature more than an acre of climbing and fitness space, and will lead the industry in both amenities and size. Earth Treks adds a new layer to the active and creative community taking shape in Crystal City.

Designed by professional American rock climber Jason Kehl, the gym is packed with 35,000 square feet of awe-inspiring climbing featuring more than 400 climbing and bouldering routes. With its massive footprint, the indoor climbing gym will provide ample climbing space for every age and ability level.

“The climbing community has grown tremendously over the past decade, in part because it’s a great total-body workout, both physically and mentally. Climbing combines cardio, agility and strength training,” said Earth Treks’ founder and CEO, Chris Warner. “More importantly, it builds community, friendships, and a sense of family that lasts a lifetime. We are thrilled to be able to grow our community of climbers in Crystal City and hope to see this space bring new people to the sport.”

In addition to climbing, Earth Treks Crystal City is also a full-service gym. It goes beyond the sport of climbing to include cardio equipment and weights, yoga and group fitness, high end locker rooms and a fully-stocked gear shop. Guests can visit by purchasing day passes or monthly memberships.

Earth Treks also caters to families by providing family packages, youth programs, summer camps and birthday parties.

Earth Treks joins a growing vibrant hub for innovative concepts in Crystal City, home to an emerging technology hub, running and biking races, and healthy retailers like Sweetgreen and Whole Foods.

With easy Metro access, Bikeshare and ample parking, Earth Treks Crystal City is convenient to Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The new location is steps from the Crystal City Metro stop off the Blue and Yellow lines, and is served by numerous biking trails. It is located one stop from Reagan National Airport, making for the perfect between-flight workout. On-site garaged parking will serve the gym and be free during peak hours. Monthly memberships begin at $89.

To learn more and follow the latest developments visit earthtreksclimbing.com and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EarthTreks.CrystalCity.

About Earth Treks

Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness Centers are the premier indoor climbing gyms in the area. Located in Maryland (Columbia, Timonium and Rockville), Colorado (Golden) and now Virginia (Crystal City), the gyms offer the best in rock climbing and fitness experiences. Earth Treks Crystal City is the newest and largest addition to the Earth Treks family. With a massive footprint exceeding 45,000 sq ft, the indoor climbing gym provides plenty of climbing space for every age and ability level. Earth Treks’ rock climbing and mountaineering guide service was founded in 1990. The first Earth Treks indoor climbing gym opened in Columbia, Maryland in 1997.

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