Rock climbing and beer trying coming to Chicago Street in Buffalo

Posted at 10:39 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 14:43:27-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — UPDATE: Central Rock Gym Buffalo is now open! The announcement was made on its Facebook page Saturday April 13th.

Central Rock Gym Buffalo will have limited hours through April 30th, with standard hours beginning May 1st, find more information here.

ORIGINAL: Central Rock Gym Buffalo is looking to open in the next few weeks. The brand new climbing gym on 55 Chicago Street will be 40+ foot climbing walls, the tallest in the city.

"We have 22,000 square feet of just climbing, which is insane" assistant manager Chelsea Hartman said.

In addition to climbing space, Central Rock has a full gym and yoga room. Memberships start at $65 per month, and include everything for the avid climber.

"To have a facility this large come to Buffalo, it's just going to kind of up the game here" Hartman said.

The new Central Rock Gym is just steps away from the brand new Resurgence Brewing Company location.

"How great will it be that you can come down, go rock climbing for a couple of hours, and then walk across the beer garden and grab a couple of pints" Resurgence president Jeff Ware said.

Resurgence has been working on this location for more than two years, so when they learned their neighbors were the tallest climbing gym in Buffalo, they wanted to make the two coexist as well as possible. They are building a beer garden between the two that can connect.

"(Central Rock has a) really great relationship with us working side by side to offer an incredibly unique experience to your Buffalo person that wants to do something a little different" Ware said.

Resurgence's second location is slated to open near May.

For more information on Central Rock Gym, go to their website here.