About Crux Rock Gym
The History of Our Eugene Rock Gym
In 1994, Crux Rock Gym introduced Eugene to the sport of indoor rock climbing. In doing so, we wanted to make sure our gym was a place where beginning and experienced climbers could have a great time and call “home” – a space with a cool neighborhood vibe that would also withstand the test of time.
Knowing that we couldn’t do it on our own, we looked no further than Entre Prises USA, operated by our friend and sport climbing guru, Alan Watts. It was there we met climbing gym designer and climbing advocate, Jeff Ellington. Shortly after, Jeff introduced us to local climber and builder, Peter Fralick, who with his brother, Chris, established many outdoor routes, including Sibling Rivalry and Barad-Dur.
Together (without the internet) we designed and built Crux Rock Gym! Much has changed in our gym since that time, but our original goal is still the same. We are deeply moved by climbing stories, awesome friendships, families and partnerships that have been forged within these walls. We are proud of our big family.
To assure that our climbers have a safe-and-sound climbing adventure at Crux, our experienced staff frequently performs complete safety inspections. We inspect all anchors, ropes, draws, carbiners, lead bolts, fasteners, and belay devices. Any equipment that does not pass at 100% is immediately replaced.
As an additional safety feature, and to make everyone’s climbing easier, we use fixed grigris. For those of you who haven’t used one, a grigri is a belay device, made by Petzl, that greatly improves climbing safety because it locks when tension hits the rope.
Our route-setting is among the best in the nation. Our experienced route-setters set a wide variety of routes so that climbers of all skill levels may enjoy climbing at Crux; and they frequently change those routes so climbers have more fun and a greater challenge. Our many beginning and intermediate routes, 5.8 to 5.10, plus our complex routes for super-climbers, make rock climbing at Crux accessible to and fun for all climbers.
Do drop in and experience our cool rock climbing facilities! You’ll fall in love with our Eugene rock gym!
401 West 3rd Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
MON - THU:
10:00am – 9:00pm
SAT & SUN:
12:00pm – 6:00pm