We just completed our second full scale climbing gym with Rockwerx, Central Rock Gym – Hadley. Throughout the entire process, from design to completion, Rockwerx has been timely and professional.
During the design phase, they did a great job of incorporating our needs into a design that was both beautiful and functional. They did not try to push any particular design onto us, but instead took our list of requirements: number of top ropes, sq/footage, boulder size, building dimensions; and provided 3-D concepts that could then be tweaked and changed, until we arrived at the final design. This iterative process is incredibly important to both our team, and Rockwerx, and helps to establish great communication between the organizations.
During the building phase, Rockwerx was always on time, and either met or beat their time line on both of our projects. Invariably there are always small last minute changes based on unforeseen space conflicts, but their installation crew always found creative solutions to work with our General Contractor.
Central Rock recommends Rockwerx to anyone looking to build a full scale rock climbing facility, because they are creative, timely, and professional.
Check out our website: www.centralrockgym.com to see more photos of the incredible work they’ve done for us!!
“When Drew and I were contemplating starting a climbing gym, we had heard the stories about long delays in construction. My background in architecture confirmed the inevitable…that we would not open on time. Rockwerx came in and actually finished a little early. They outpaced our regular contractor and helped us open on the date we had planned. Our climbing wall has performed well for 3 years of heavy traffic and Rockwerx has stood behind their wall and helped out any time there was a warranty issue. We highly recommend them and their business plan package.”
Lance and Drew
“Edgeworks Climbing of Tacoma, Washington is Puget Sound’s newest and most modern full facility climbing gym, designed and built by Rockwerx. After a thorough proposal and bid process, we found Rockwerx to be the most competitive with a great mix of design, construction type, quality and professionalism. We are extremely happy with how our walls turned out; everything was to plan, on time and on budget. The overall look and feel of the walls is as good as you can get and from the response from climbers, we have the best indoor climbing in the state. Thanks Rockwerx! – Tod Bloxham, Edgeworks Climbing, Inc., Owner.”
Edgeworks Climbing, Inc.
“I knew I wanted my new bouldering wall to be “cool” but I couldn’t provide any more specifications than that. In addition, the construction was going to be novel in that it required that we remove a section of a current wall before adding the new structure. Was I comfortable getting Rockwerx involved? Absolutely!
Most of us would run away from an undefined construction project. Unknown design, schedule, and budget issues alone would drive most of us sprinting in the other direction. Rockwerx helped us define “cool”. Their crew worked their butt’s off to make the schedule and budget issues never arose. I couldn’t have asked for more.
We pride ourselves on setting the standard of indoor climbing. Rockwerx is intimately aware of trends and helped us design a wall that:
o fit within our facility,
o awed the customers
o introduced new design elements
o fit within a tight schedule, and
o stayed within my budgetary constraints.
From the design stage to their on-site construction crew, the Rockwerx Team were sensitive to my needs. From iterative design’s to keeping the place clean during construction, I felt that the Rockwerx crew knew my needs and concerns and pushed the limit to see that the final product exceeded my expectations.
Would I hire Rockwerx again? Absolutely!”
“Having an outstanding climbing wall structure is everything when opening a great rock gym. The wall is the core product you are selling as a gym. The wall is what creates a great first impression to climbers and that which wows individuals new to climbing; and the design and natural features are what keeps route setters inspired. We could not be happier with the product Rockwerx created for us. The design process was collaborative while the engineering and building phases we relied solely on their expertise and it was a successful relationship and is a great final product. Thanks Cort and the entire Rockwerx crew! Climb On.”
Lucas Kovalcik / Tim Walsh
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Rockwerx provided us with a comprehensive package that was invaluable in getting our business up and running. This wasn’t just design and construction of our wall; it included a package of services that helped us launch our business.
Business planning consultation: Rockwerx provided a superb business plan template as well as planning and budgeting tools.
Full project support: Rockwerx supported us through the entire project from concept and design through construction. Our project was a very large one, and Rockwerx was a part of our team from beginning to end.
Designs are fully free-standing: This means that the cost of the walls is transparent. There were no “hidden” costs associated with additional engineering or structural building modifications.
Timing: Construction was completed on time, per schedule and on budget. There were no surprises.
Outstanding Flexibility: Rockwerx seems to really understand construction projects. Our project was large and prolonged. Rockwerx helped us work around inevitable project problems was extremely flexible and supportive when we experienced project delays.
A great product! After a year in business we still receive positive climber feedback. Rockwerx has best texture out there and the walls have superb “climability.” The features really mimic the outdoors in a way that flat gym panels never can.
One last thing…we just had a 1 year birthday party. It came off great! The place was PACKED, had great dyno comp and membership drive. We sold over 100 new memberships in 1 day! Awesome!
The Rock Club
New Rochelle, NY