What's In Store

New South End climbing facility to open in late November

A panoramic view of the new Inner Peaks facility under construction at 2220 S. Tryon.
A panoramic view of the new Inner Peaks facility under construction at 2220 S. Tryon. Courtesy of Inner Peaks

The indoor climbing center Inner Peaks will open its new South End location in late November.

The new facility in a rehabbed warehouse at 2220 S. Tryon St. has 40-foot-tall climbing walls, almost double the height of the ones at its other location on Monroe Road, and the total footprint of the new building is 19,000 square feet.

Inner Peaks in South End will also have a fitness room, multi-purpose room for yoga, group exercise room and retail space. The new facility has wall types for climbers of various skill levels, as well as services like how to use climbing gear, group programs and membership packages.

Memberships, corporate programs and day passes will be available, the company said. To celebrate the opening of the new location, the first 200 new members who join before the grand opening will pay no joining fee, saving $70-$100. Members have unlimited access to both facilities.

Inner Peaks was started in 1998 and was the first full-service climbing gym in the Carolinas, according to a recent statement from the company. The fitness center currently has one location in Charlotte on Monroe Road near Sardis Road.

The new facility’s walls were designed by Walltopia, and Andujar Construction is the general contractor of the project. The building’s architect is Jason Hood and structural engineering work for the building modifications and climbing walls was done by Walker Engineering.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta