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At Rockwerx, our goal is to provide superior quality products to meet the specific needs of our clients. Our Custom Climbing Wall System (Geodesic Design) is the premier wall in the industry. If you want more flexible route setting options, unmatched durability and a great looking, superior and multiple climbing surfaces on your wall, our custom wall system is what you’re looking for. We like to say that if you can imagine it, we can build it. Each project is custom designed in cooperation with each client.

So what is Geodesic design? Geodesic describes the geometry of curved surfaces, and what makes our walls different than most is that though we start with geometric shapes, our mesh seaming and texture process creates a more fluid, unified look and feel. Once a design is finalized, geometrically shaped steel panels are fabricated and installed much like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. These sections are placed on a superstructure independently engineered for each project. Each section connects to unify the total design. Simple triangles, rectangles, and trapezoidal shapes are transformed into dramatic arches, caves, arêtes, dihedrals, spires, cracks and stalactites. Rather than create a more formulaic paneled look, our substantive concrete texture forms more rounded edges and an aesthetically seamless design.

To go a step further than a custom look, we offer our customers a custom feel by being the only manufacturer to put a concrete rock like (GYM ROCK) texture next to an “aggregate based texture” (GYM ROCK LITE) next to each other on the same wall.  This allows for limitless route setting options and a more diverse climbing environment.



Our 4’x8’ flat modular panels are the perfect solution for straightforward designs on a budget. The panels are easy to install and attach directly to your wall, meaning they take up next to no space. Modular panels are perfect for school gymnasiums, playgrounds, auditoriums, and homes and can be installed in a few hours either by maintenance staff, a local contractor, or our team of professionals. These panels can be aligned vertically for roped climbing or horizontally for traversing.  Our modular panels have even been taken down the highway!

Traverse walls are great for younger children. Modular panels are mounted side-by-side creating an 8’ high horizontal wall. Children can then climb across the wall, allowing for lots of participation and eliminating the need for gear or equipment. To get the most out of your traverse wall, we recommend installing a minimum of 4 panels (for a 16’ long wall), the average wall runs 10 to 12 panels or 40-48’ long.

Modular vertical walls are lots of fun for older children and adults and are a fantastic addition to middle schools, high schools, small gyms and recreation centers. The 8’ tall panels can be stacked 2, 3, or 4 high, offering up to 34’ of climbing height. Climbing walls encourage team building and problem solving and are a great way to foster physical activity and allow participants to take on new challenges. If you’re looking for a higher wall or a more dynamic climbing experience, check out our custom climbing wall system. We have a few different types of textures and looks available to suit your interest and budget, such as Gym Rock Lite, Custom Mural, and Sculpted Gym Rock climbing panels. Worried about buying holds as well? Don’t sweat it as we include 15 holds with every panel purchased!  If you want to know more information, give us a call today at (978) 355-6400 or click request a quote.


Our Geodesic Wood Volumes are an excellent solution for giving depth to flat walls or extra technical features to angled walls.  Coated with our super durable Gym Rock Lite surface coat, they fit seamlessly onto our Gym Rock Lite panels or onto any of our Gym Rock products and any wall that excepts 3/8″ Bolts!   With (10) different shapes and even more sizes to choose from, Rockwerx volumes can accommodate any space or budget. These Geodesic shapes come in a broad range of colors, and are covered in t-nuts, giving you tons of options for adding holds. Whether adding some interest to a traverse wall or making a vertical climb more challenging, Rockwerx Volumes will provide excitement for climbers of any skill level.  Our customers love the new volumes.  Here is what The Cliffs at LIC said, “The texture on Rockwerx Volumes is off the hook“!  Click here for our Volume Order Form and email the completed form to

Rockwerx Volume - Triangle


Size: 4′ x 3.5′ x 12″

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Size: 6′ x 4′ x 12″

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Size: 3′ x 3.25′ x 10″

Rockwerx Volumes - Slipstream


Size: 6.5′ x 1.25′ x 9″

Rockwerx Volume - Trapezoid


Size: 3′ x 3′ x 10″

Rockwerx Volume - Pyramid


Size: 3′ x 3′ x 8″



Size: 3′ x 3′ x 8″

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Size: L 4′ x 3′-6″ x 10″

M 3′-3″ x 3′ x 8″

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Sizes: L 3′ x 3′-6″ x 10″

M 2′-6″ x 2′-10″ x 8″

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Sizes: L 6′ x 2′ x 10″

M 5 x 1′-6″ x 8″


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We also offer a bonded carpet and foam flooring that is extremely durable and safe. This flooring system is considered standard in the climbing industry. Depending on the customers needs, flooring can range from the standard 2″ thick foam and carpet or we can layer additional softer foam layers to create a 4″ to 6″ thick floor.



What is an auto belay?

Traditional climbing needs two people…one as the climber and the other is known as the manual belayer. An auto belay eliminates the need for a human belayer. The auto belay takes up the slack as a climber ascends and controls the descent when the climber reaches the top or in the event of a fall.

Why would I need an auto belay?

Auto belays will lead to an increase in revenue because it will reduce staff costs and facility risks. It will also increase single climbers, beginner climbers or belayers yet to be certified, and it will create a less crowded facility for your climbers to train and have fun with ease.

Auto belays are great for:

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Climbing Gyms
  • Recreation Centers
  • Residential Walls
  • Youth Centers and Camps
  • Resorts
  • Parks
  • Ropes and Challenge Courses
  • Outdoor Walls


Some key features of the Perfect Descent 220CR Auto Belay:

  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • It is equipped with a mechanically activated secondary locking device that is always engaged, giving the unit a fully redundant braking system
  • Portable, durable & lightweight modular auto belay solution, only 32 pounds
  • Easy to install & easy to move
  • Accommodates walls up to 55’ tall
  • Field replaceable yellow safety lanyard with built-in wear indicators
  • Optional 52 ft., 40 ft. or 28 ft. replacement lanyard lengths
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel & aluminum construction
  • 2 Year factory re-certification interval reduces costs & keeps unit in use & profitable for longer periods of time
  • Meets ANSI Z359 strength requirements (when outfitted with optional ANSI-2007 Approved Steel Carabiner)
  • Increase climbers per wall with reduced staff requirements
  • Lanyard based system reduces damage to walls
  • Backed by product liability insurance coverage through an “A”
  • Rated Insurance Carrier

Auto Belay Specifications:

  • Auto Belay Type: Centrifugal Braking System
  • Line specs: 24 – 52 ft. (7.32m to 15.85m) long, comprised of 1″ Nylon Spectra Webbing
  • Case Dimensions: 16×9.5×7.5 in (40x24x19 cm)
  • Net Weight: 32 lbs (14.52kg)
  • Descent rate:
    Maximum: 6.6 ft/s (2m/s)
    Minimum:  1.6 ft/s (o.5 m/s)
    Maximum weight of climber: 310 lbs (140 kg)
    Minimum weight of climber: 75 lbs (34 kg)

Product Warranty:

Perfect Descent’s Auto Belay comes standard with a 24 month factory warranty on parts and service. Product liability insurance is extended if regular inspections and maintenance are performed.  (Failure to complete regular inspection on schedule will void the product’s liability coverage.)


Indoor Models:

  • 28 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $1,880
  • 40 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $1,905
  • 52 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $1,930

Outdoor Models:

  • 28 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $2,045
  • 40 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $2,070
  • 52 ft lanyard w/ ANSI Steel Carabiner – $2,090

Please contact Rockwerx for more information on PERFECT DESCENT Auto Belay today! 


New Combo Auto Belay Mounting Bracket

This bracket is designed to capture the auto belay and hold it off the wall in the optimal position for climbing.  Additionally the bar allows for top rope belaying.  It is designed with a flat steel plate that attaches to a flat block, concrete or brick wall.  Comes with mounting hardware and installation instructions.

Purchase Price: $350.00 plus shipping.

To purchase call to order




As you know, we have been designing & building climbing walls and gyms since 1991. There are a number of other climbing wall builders out there but none that have the experience that we do in building successful climbing gyms.

  • Over 100 climbing gyms built in North America.
  • 16 repeat climbing gym customers.

That’s only gyms… we have built thousands and thousands of climbing walls for Family Entertainment Centers, Amusement Parks, Schools, Athletic Complexes, Doctor’s Offices, and Homes!

Pretty much every climbing gym that we have built got its start with our Climbing Gym Start-up Consultation Package. This package is designed to give you all of the tools you need to get through the business planning and funding process.

At the core of the package is GymPlan – a complete climbing gym business plan based on knowledge from the success of the 100+ climbing gyms that we have built. GymPlan comes as a Microsoft Word file for easy editing and formatting.

Most of our clients claim that the most valuable part of the package is GymCalc – an Excel based spread-sheet financial model of a climbing gym. This powerful tool begins with your local demographic data (population, income, age) and shows you what size climbing gym you should build to meet the demands of your area. It then produces real estate requirements & start-up costs and lets you create monthly revenue and expense models. In the end it provides the Return On Investment (ROI) projections that investors want to see before committing to investing in your project.

Also included are the following supporting documents:

  • Actual Financial Statements from an operating climbing gym – if you are relying on bank financing, this is something that they will require. Potential investors also like to see what real numbers look like.
  • Operating Agreement- While all operating agreements are filled with generic corporate legalese, there are some specific provisions that should be considered. Having a copy of an actual operating agreement from an actual gym is helpful when starting the process of writing an operating agreement.
  • FAQ’s from other clients- Over the years we’ve assembled a document with questions that our clients have asked. We provide these along with my answers.
  • Industry Survey of Climbing Gyms- Back in 2002 the climbing industry did a survey of all climbing gyms. It is the only official survey of its kind that was done and we provide it here to show investors that you’ve done all of your homework.
  • Climbing Wall Association Operational Practices Manual- This isn’t too important until you have a gym to operate but it’s a good thing to have on hand if an investor asks questions about how to operate a facility of this kind.
  • Unlimited Telephone Support- Perhaps the most valuable part of this package is our support along the way. In the past 20 years we’ve been involved in more than 70 climbing gym start-ups. We’ve seen first-hand what works and what doesn’t. Our goal in all of this is to get you to the point where you can hire us to build the walls of your climbing gym. We are motivated to help you and give you the best advice to help you reach this goal. There is nobody in this small industry that has the amount of experience that Rockwerx does in this area. Having us in your corner will give you the support you need to make this happen.

Opening a climbing gym requires a ton of work and only the truly dedicated get it done. If you are 100% committed to opening a climbing gym, this package gives you everything you will need to reach your goal.

Once you have your funding and building secured and are ready to start building your climbing walls, we apply the cost of this package to your first payment on your climbing walls. Essentially if you hire Rockwerx to build your climbing gym, the start-up package is free.


Our Consulting Package is designed to educate climbing gym administrators on the industry and to provide entrepreneurs the tools necessary to secure funding for their climbing wall construction projects.

With the climbing market exploding, the creation of a modern climbing gym requires a tremendous amount of groundwork even before the first load of steel is delivered. Gone are the days when a handful of climbers would turn a truck full of 2x4s and plywood into a back alley climbing gym. Modern climbing gyms are real businesses that generate real profits. They provide specialized services like corporate team building and youth climbing programs, and they have to deal with real issues like taxes and workman’s compensation audits. The best climbing facilities are run by experienced management professionals who understand their success depends as much on customer service as it does on quality route setting.


“I would recommend the Rockwerx consulting package to anyone that is serious about opening a gym but feels overwhelmed at the scope of the planning & process.  There are a few companies that offer this sort of service, but what sold us on Rockwerx was the UNLIMITED phone support.  Mike has been amazing to work with – he is enthusiastic, friendly and VERY knowledgeable.  We have had weekly calls (often going over an hour) for the last several months, and I feel like he is almost as excited about our project as we are.  We were a little nervous about the cost, but quickly realized this service was worth 10x the price.  The software they provide helps you plan out the size, budget and projected budget of your gym in astonishing detail.  I can say with absolute certainty that we could have not secured our funding & investors without this service.” -Chris M