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Austin: 50K Square Foot Indoor Climbing Facility to be Biggest in Texas

Featured Photo (above): Rendering of a planned 50,000-square-foot Mesa Rim Climbing Center in northeast Austin. Image: Tenet Design Partners

Posted: 2-14-20

By Edmond Ortiz

Austin (Travis County)–A 50,000-square-foot indoor climbing facility, with space for yoga and other fitness activities, will be the largest complex of its kind in Texas.

San Diego-based Mesa Rim Climbing Centers is partnering with Metis Capital of Austin to develop the purpose-built gym space at 1230 Sheldon Cove.

The structure will provide rope-climbing and terrain forĀ  bouldering–a form of rock climbing performed on small rock formations. It will also include 55-foot-tall climbing walls, a studio for yoga, weight and cardio training, locker rooms, a sauna, and community gathering space.

Aside from the climbing center, Metis Capital will begin constructing a separate 32,000-square-foot speculative flex building on the same tract. It’s part of the multi-phase flex-industrial office complex that Metis has been developing.

The project team for both structures features Austin-based DKC Construction Group as general construction contractor and local firm Tenet Design Partners as the design architect. DKC has done construction on the aforementioned office complex.

Construction is slated to launch in the third quarter of 2020, and finish up in mid-2021. No construction cost was made available. VBX members may track this project using ID number: 2020-1533.

This will be the first Mesa Rim Climbing Center in Texas, and the sixth for the company, which has four gyms in California and a fifth in Nevada.


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About the Author:

Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.

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