Jan. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A massive rock-climbing gym will be opening in Bushwick in February after years of construction and planning.
MetroRock, the name of a New England-based climbing center chain, is hoping to open its 23,000 square-foot facility at 321 Starr St. early February, and has been giving hard-hat tours of its space to the public in past weeks.
The facilities come with a variety of climbing terrains, with rope climbing walls that stretch nearly 50 feet in height and space for up to 147 climbers at a time. The interior is also divided into several zones, with a shorter training wall in one area, and a bouldering zone in another that can fit 114 climbers.
The MetroRock center will also have fitness and yoga rooms, along with a full-service gear shop. Space for parties and events will also be available in the facility.
While the majority of the building on Starr Street will be used by MetroRock, much space has been reserved for tenants at the site, include an alpine gear and apparel provider, and an eatery.
Rates at MetroRock vary by day passes and membership fees. Annual memberships are priced at $1,350, while day passes cost $30 for adults. An intro to climbing class is also offered for $75. The Bushwick center, however, is offering annual memberships of $1,199 until Jan. 27.
MetroRock, which opened in 2004 and with locations in Vermont and Massachusetts, announced that it would be coming to Brooklyn in 2015. The new climbing center joins an upcoming Steep Rock Bouldering location in Greenpoint.