|Address:||259 Eastern Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA|
|Working:||11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 9AM–9PM 9AM–9PM|
Central Rock Gym set a high standard for a casual climber today: The certification process was quick. Megan instructed me to fill-out a waiver on an iPad. Five minutes later, she charged $19.19 for a day pass. Greg verified my belay credentials after I geared up in the mens locker room. Within 20 minutes of arrival I was climbing. My first problem was a yellow V0, a surprisingly difficult one! Clearly a tall problem, but the hold placement forced unexpected maneuvering. The routes were somehow faster than normal... The reason stared me in the face! Every route is denoted by holds of matching color, making them more identifiable than tape strips. After a satisfying few hours, I was ready to leave. Showered, changed, and clean, I left... But, re-entered to ask if a nice coffee shop was nearby. It then really dawned on me how open, well lit , comfortable, temperate, and acoustically pleasant this place is. The effort they put into keeping you comfortable is next to invisible. Abby and Glenn pointed me to a great place to coffee, snack, and use Wi-Fi. So, it is on their elevated indoor deck where I type in the pleasant ambiance of climbing, conversation, and music.
Definitely the best climbing gym Ive ever been to! I was a beginner when I started and I could always count on the friendly, helpful staff to teach me the ropes and help me improve. Working with the adult climbing team was a great experience, too - to be surrounded by experienced climbers and get their constant feedback and advice made me a better climber in many ways. Besides climbing, there are cardio machines, weight equipment and awesome yoga and pilates classes! I definitely recommend that you check this place out - youll be glad you did!
I recently took the lead climbing class with Adam and was extremely satisfied with his instruction, knowledge and patience. There was a lot of information to digest but Adam made everything easy to understand and continually gave feedback as the climbers went through the process of learning all the steps. His patience, laid-back style of teaching, and sense of humor made taking the class extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend taking the class with him if youre interested in getting lead certified.
I was talked into coming here by a coworker several months ago to take a belay class and give rock climbing a try. We took the class with Abby who is great as is all the staff at Central Rock! It was so much fun and we both became addicted immediately. My coworker and I came back the next day to get a membership and have gone 3-5 times a week since. It is such a fun place to be, with amazingly friendly staff, cool routes, great yoga and pilates classes, and awesome climbers!
Taylor J Parsons
The holds are in great condition. The boulders are very well set. The harder grades here are a little soft (they let members vote on grades). The lead walls and boulders are great!! There is an amazing staff here. Theyre very approachable and accommodating. They dont really have much for harder climbers. They had a single V10 and the hardest lead was 5.12d/13a. Nonetheless, this gym is the best in Connecticut.
My family and I have been going to CRG Glastonbury for about a year now. There is a sense of community at CRG between the climbers and staff. Everyone is willing to help fellow climbers or give some advice. We are there at least 2 times a week for 3 or more hours because my son in on the Youth Climbing team. He has improved as a climber and become more confident in other areas due to the encouragement of his coaches and teammates.
Ive only been a patron for a short time and have only had the opportunity to climb on the weekends. However, even with that limited exposure Central Rock Gym is proving to be an excellent well-rounded gym! Between the workout and cardio areas on the upstairs landing and the sprawling climbing space it has become an essential part of my weekends! Not to mention the excellent and friendly customer service!
Cant say enough great stuff about CRG Glastonbury! The facility is super clean, the staff is super friendly and helpful; the climbing is always top notch. With my sons competing in a variety of competitions in the New England area, weve had a chance to visit quite a few gyms. Without question - Glastonbury has the best routes, the cleanest holds, and a great group of climbers. Well done!
Ive been climbing for 5 years now and have been to indoor gyms all over New England and this gym is definitely one of my favorites. Some of the nicest people youll ever meet working here and a really nice mixture of slab, face, and overhanging walls with plenty of sport routes. In addition to this, the huge open floor plan makes it a great social environment for climbers of all levels!
Went to the Rock Gym today and took a class with Greg who was such a great instructor, he took the time to make sure each of us were confident in what we were doing. He genuinely cared and his teaching techniques were easy to understand. We had a great time at the Gym and it was a great workout!
Central Rock Gym is great! Ive been a member for a few months now and have gotten a lot of my friends to join with me. Ive brought kids as young as 7 and adults as old as 35 and its an awesome activity to do with anyone. The staff is so friendly and the facilities are very clean and well kept.
Excellent staff, and a helpful crowd! Everyones looking out for one another, and happy to share their knowledge. Took a belaying class, our instructor was confident in his abilities, and did a fantastic job teaching my brother, and myself. Will definitely be bringing more friends to this gym!
I have been going on my own and the people that climb there consistently ask me to climb with them and once one of the instructor asked me to climb. So, I am just very impressed with the kind culture and the great facility. I Definitely, am addicted to climbing after going to Central Rock.
We recently joined Central Rock Gym as a family, not only to spend time together but to get some exercise in a fun way! Our daughter has since joined the competition team and couldnt be happier. Its been such a positive experience and she loves the coaches:) A big shout out to Adam!
This gym has it all! great lead terrain, great routes and a awsome staff!..oh and lets not forget the adjustable bouldring wall! the first of its kind in new england. With 25,000ft of climbing area you will NOT be desapointed with this gym. Say hi to Alex on the way in.
This has become one of my favorite places over the last year. I started out taking my first belay class with some of my friends from work and came back the very next day to get a membership. Awesome staff and great facilities. Its an addictive new work out to try!
Central Rock Gym is the best climbing gym around. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The setting in this gym is regular and very professional. There is constantly a great selection of lead climbing, top roping and bouldering at CRG Glastonbury!