Friends of ASCEND: It’s been a few months since our last post, but as we continue to ride the high of signing a lease and moving things forward with design and construction, we are pleased to be able to share some Walltopia renderings of the gym!
Coming March 2017 and located at 2141 Mary St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203, ASCEND will occupy 27,000 square feet of space on the second floor. Large windows along the entire length of the gym offer expansive views of Downtown Pittsburgh, the South Side, and Oakland! We will have ample off-street parking, with roughly 40 spaces right outside of our front door and an additional 50 spaces in an off-site lot just one block away. Additional street parking around the building means there’s enough parking for everyone.
ASCEND’s first location will largely be about bouldering and climbing training, coupled with a diverse selection of complementary fitness offerings. Top-roping and rope skills-related classes, covering a wide range of topics from top-rope safety to anchor building, will be offered to both members and visiting climbers. In addition to climbing, ASCEND will offer yoga, cardio, climbing and fitness training, childcare services, locker rooms with showers, and a café complete with healthy and diverse food and drink offerings. When you're not busy climbing or training, there will be plenty of space to relax, plan your upcoming climbing trips, socialize with fellow Pittsburghers, get some work done, or cheer for your friends while enjoying a cup of coffee.
We truly appreciate your patience and support as we continue to push things forward as fast as we can. Pittsburgh's strong and diverse climbing community is what fuels us, so on behalf of Alex, Aaron, and Paul, thank you! And we can’t wait to climb with you at ASCEND.
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Stay tuned for the next info-filled post and keep the psych high!