FYI – Buffalo is now home to the ultimate rock-climbing and fitness facility. YASSS. (And might we add, just in time for swimsuit season prep – thank God). Central Rock Gym is taking Buffalo’s fitness scene to the next level, and you know we’re all about it. Look no further, we’ve got all the details for ya.
The 22,000 square foot facility (yeah, that’s right) is comprised of climbing walls galore (obvi), yoga and fitness class space, a weight room with exercise equipment (cardio and free weights), a work and lounge space (w/ free WiFi), locker rooms with showers, and a climbing gear shop. This place is a total circus for fitness geeks. If you’re a Central Rock member, you have total access to all of the above daily.
Daily Climbing & Fitness Class Passes
If you’re not into the whole fitness lifestyle thing – no judgement here, you can grab a day pass to rock climb for $18 (plus rental gear). TBH, a daily pass to climb it out sounds like an ideal Saturday activity if you ask us – an admittedly 100% necessary break from our favorite hobby – restaurant hopping. 😉 If you’re a fan of trying out different classes, you can also join in on a fitness class for just $12 – all class their options can be found on their website.
What to Expect
If you’re a first-time climber, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Just show up in your ultra-comfy climbing clothes (aka NO jeans- you’ll regret it), and they’ll provide all of the essential climbing gear, which includes rental shoes- so we recommend wearing socks. You’ll begin on a special wall made just for beginners, where you’ll be trained by a pro on how to climb/fall/not die/etc. Then, you’ll advance to rope climbing, where your partner (or staff person- only on weekend days) belays and you climb away! There are also plenty of instructional courses for beginners to get you started. If you’re already a pro, you can climb like a free monkey- or receive more technical instruction in the advanced classes or by private lessons.
P.S. Rock climbing makes for a super fun day/night activity with friends, the fam or even your coworkers for a team-bonding day! May we also recommend this as a unique date idea?
Hit up their website here for more info on waivers, memberships, fitness classes, etc!
Central Rock Gym
55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204