We’ve always been into climbing obstacles while traveling or exploring new trails in Austin. This is especially true when reaching the top results in a decent size jump into the water, which happened a lot during our sailing trip from Rome to Sardinia. Unfortunately, experiences like that aren’t an everyday occurrence. To satisfy our climbing fix and improve our overall strength, we head to Austin Bouldering Project.
With over 23,000 square feet of bouldering space, you’ll be able to find a route to practice on even during busy times. You’ll also find that there are plenty of routes for beginners and a few that we hope to master in the future, but can’t even get our feet on currently. Watching some of the pros master the difficult routes only motivates us to push harder. If they can do it, so can we.
More than just bouldering
When we’re not bouldering we’re working out in their 5,000 square feet open space gym, which includes everything you need for an intense strength building workout or a much-needed relaxing mobility session. We’re pretty competitive with each other so we currently have a rope climbing competition going on, which brings us back to our middle school days. If you happen to live in Austin and want to participate in our rope climbing competition get in touch with us.
In addition to bouldering and the fitness areas, the building offers an informal coworking space and a lounge, as well as locker rooms with showers and saunas.
Austin Bouldering Project offers different packages, but you can expect to pay around $16 for a day pass or $70 per month, which also includes yoga and fitness classes. If you don’t have your own shoes you can rent a pair for $4/day.
If you’re bored at your normal gym try ABP for a month and see how you like it. You can view their location, hours and rates on their website. If you haven’t been to ABP yet save some time and fill out their online waiver.
We know a lot of customers don’t live in Austin, but we encourage you to find a local rock climbing gym. It’s one of our favorite workouts and the skills are pretty useful in other outdoor experiences.