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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 30, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
Hey.

There is a new gym opening in Concord NH next month. Elevation Rock and Fitness. 15k sf of space.

Great news for the area. For those of you who scoff at the idea of a gym, come to NH in the winter and you'll get it. Since the Rock Barn closed, NH has been severely lacking (read, zero) gyms, save the couple in southern New Hampshire, which is essentially North Massachusetts.

It's kinda but not quite like NorCal/SoCal.

Regardless, if you're in the Concord area, check it out. I know I will.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolution-Rock-Fitness/109405929080630?ref=stream
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Bump.

As far as I can tell, the gym will be having a soft opening beginning this weekend.
ELM !

climber
Near Boston
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
southern New Hampshire, which is essentially North Massachusetts.

lol..
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:35pm PT
I'm kinda soft. That will be perfect.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Yeah, this is NH. Home of great climbers who migrate west.

It really is a good thing for the area. We have great crags nearby, but the climbing community is pretty spread out. People come to NH from all around, but locals haven't had a gym in the area for a while.

One major drawback, no cracks. I was disappointed to hear this, as it was my first question when I phoned the place last week.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
red barn climbing center
red barn climbing center
Credit: wilbeer
yes brandon,the climbing gym,its not an east west thing,its a north south thing.backcountry skiing,w/some mountaineering problems,or ice climbing can keep ya,hockey also,but indoor climbing in the ne is a must.cheers
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Well, I get my license back next week and its only 45 minutes away, so I will probably check it out in the next couple of weeks.

My home gym is Indoor Ascent in Dover, which has an awesome community and atmosphere. That's about the same distance, but I get in free in exchange for a bunch of plywood volumes I made for them last Summer.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Edge, if you get up there I'd be stoked to say hello.
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Dec 7, 2012 - 06:35am PT
Hello Brandon, What is your source that there will be a "soft opening" this weekend? I spoke to the owner just over a week ago and she was doubtful that they'd be able to open as early as this weekend as originally planned. I had hoped to head there on Sat, but after speaking to her changed my plans---but it's not too late to change them back.

As for "no cracks"---worthwhile cracks in gyms are few and far between---they really don't seem worth the effort required to build them.

Oh, and "home of good climbers who move west"---gee, I can think of more than a few up North Conway way who are both "pretty good climbers" and very rooted in New Hampshire.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 06:56am PT
Alan, here you go;

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolution-Rock-Fitness/109405929080630?ref=ts&fref=ts

Sun 10-6.
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:18am PT
Thanks Brandon. unfortunately Sun probably won't work for me, but I'm sure I'll get up there to check it out one of these days. it isn't exactly convenient for me, but I always like to check out new "climbing areas" and Hilary is a friend. By the way, you mention a lack of climbing walls in the north country. I haven't been to North Conway in a few years, but hopefully will be heading up there this winter, but am I correct in assuming from your post that the wall in the Cranmore Fitness Center is no more?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 07:26am PT
I'm not sure about that one, North Conway is a bit of a hike for me. Honestly, I didn't know it existed.

There is one in Queechee VT that I failed to mention. It's small but fun, and ten minutes into Vermont, so I guess it counts.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:35am PT
I don't know when I'll next be in NH but I'll keep a you Granite Staters posted. Maybe we can meet up and the gym.
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:46am PT
Hi Mark, Please do. I'd love to see you again. Alan
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 08:11am PT
Mark, you're a NH native?

We get around in the mountain community pretty prodigiously for such a small population.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
This place just got their flooring installed last weekend, and given the current crap weather I am going tonight to check it out.

I haven't climbed indoors in 13 months.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:30am PT
Going this weekend...http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grain-elevator-rock-climbing-center
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:46am PT
Awesome, I'm originally from Manchester, NH and will be psyched to check this out on a trip back home!
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Brandon-- quite a few really good climber are from the manchester area, originally. Some still there and others scattered about.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 21, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Yo....in Rado we don't need no stinkin gyms.....that yellow ball obscured by a constant cloud cover in NE is a regular resident here. Move West young man, move West!
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