Gym Address: Address: 8118 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411
A brief history of our gym:
Wilmington is a city that’s primarily known as a beach town. People move here from all over the country to enjoy the beach-bum life. While there are many great aspects of living at the beach, one terrible thing is that it’s completely flat. As you can imagine, there aren’t a lot of natural crags out this way – the closest is a 4-hour drive. Despite this painful reality, Wilmington has a dedicated and faithful community of climbers that moved here for work or for other reasons. Our founder and owner, Charles, saw this community in need and opened up our 3,000 square foot facility back in 2016. Since that time the community has continued to grow immensely, and we now have members who are reaching ever-higher levels of climbing who began their climbing careers at our humble gym on the east coast.
Description of our gym:
Wilmington Rock Gym is a 3,000 square foot gym with over 3,200 square feet of climbing surface with heights up to 21ft. We have terrain suited for all levels of climber and several route setters working weekly to keep things fresh. We usually have somewhere around 50+ top rope routes and 20+ bouldering routes. Our member training room features a variety of free weight and hangboards for pushing to the next level. Finally, our small pro shop helps keep our members well stocked for the net trip to the crag. We proudly carry brands like Scarpa, Metolius, Misty Mountain, Petzel, and many others.
What we love most about our gym:
The overwhelming spirit of our members is that of gratitude. We are often told that without us, many people either would have had to stop climbing or would have never discovered even discovered the sport. We love how this sense of community fills the whole gym. Our atmosphere is a reflection of our town – we keep it chill. When people climb with us, two things are guaranteed: they’ll grow as climbers and have a good time.