541-484-9535 | Hours: Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun: 12-6 | Members: Mon-Fri 6-10
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About Crux Rock Gym

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a healthy inclusive space for climbing and making friends where people of all ages and backgrounds can get in touch with their adventurous side.

Our Story

In 1994, Crux Rock Gym introduced Eugene to the sport of indoor rock climbing. Founder, Ron Vickrey established a space that catered to both new and experienced climbers, with the help of an experienced crew of gym designers, builders, and climbers, including Alan Watts, Jeff Ellington, and Chris and Peter Fralick. 

In 2018, the Vickrey’s transferred ownership to the Watsons. Longtime outdoor adventurers, climbers, and fitness trainers, Morgan and Marra moved to Eugene in 2010, where the rain drove their climbing indoors to Crux. They quickly fell in love with the gym and its community. 

“We are stoked to be a part of Crux’s next chapter and extremely grateful to Ron and Debbie for what they have given this community. Their hard work, dedication, and ingenuity gave Eugene a place to train and climb all year round, and created a wonderful community!” 

Morgan and Marra can be found working in Crux on most days. They do personal training in the upstairs fitness gym in between managing the climbing gym. Morgan also utilizes his rock climbing and mountaineering backgrounds in Crux’s guiding service.

Safety First

Rock climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. When you choose to climb or belay a climber, you take your own safety and the safety of another person into your hands. At Crux we work to make sure that each climb in our gym is as safe as possible, and that climbers are prepared to handle their own safety responsibilities. 

Before being allowed to belay a fellow climber, gym-goers must pass our belay-certification test. We offer lessons that teach these skills and more.

We use fixed grigris as our belay devices for top roping in the gym. For anybody unfamiliar with grigris, these are the safest belay devices on the market today with their auto-locking feature. While this is a helpful back-up a belayer must still remain as vigilant as ever when using a grigri.

safety first

Contact

401 West 3rd Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
541-484-9535

Hours

MON - SAT:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SUN:
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Members Only:
MON - FRI:
6:00 AM -10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact

401 West 3rd Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

541-484-9535

Hours

MON - SAT: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Members Only:
MON - FRI: 6:00 AM -10:00 AM

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