Back in action

Back in action

The Rock Lounge has risen from the ashes. After closing in May 2017 at its original space at 1111 Camino del Rio (which burned later that summer in a mysterious fire), Durango’s only dedicated indoor rock climbing facility will be back on belay starting this Fri., Feb. 23. The state-of-the-art facility, at 111 E. 30th St., offers 2,000 square feet of bouldering, after-school climbing programs, a kid’s zone, and a training center, complete with a tension board that can be programmed to suit individual climber’s goals.

The next phase of construction, slated for this summer, will include a sport climbing wall, a 40-foot top-rope tower and additional space for fitness classes, such as yoga.

“The Rock Lounge is all about community,” owner and professional climber Marcus Garcia said. “It’s a place for new climbers to meet mentors and experienced climbers to share their knowledge and expertise. Our goal is to connect the climbing community, while fostering the growth and future of the sport.”

In addition to Garcia, who oversaw construction of the new facility, the Rock Lounge team also includes John Constan and Heather Mobley.

The Rock Lounge will be open for business every day except Sunday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. And official Grand Reopening blowout will take place Sat., March 24 with gear giveaways, prizes, clinics, demos and more.

If interested in donating to the Rock Lounge’s ongoing efforts, go to www.gofundme.com/raise-the-walls. For more info on events and so on, visit the Rock Lounge on Facebook or www.rock loungeclimbing.com.