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Climbing Gym Las Cruces

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Ian Harris · · Las Cruces NM · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 105

This is a question for those in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX and people familiar with the surrounding area.

If a new climbing gym were to open up in Las Cruces, how do you think it would do?

I'm interested to hear people's thoughts.

Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 90

It's been many years since I lived in LC, but when I did, there was an absolute dearth of climbers. Unless things have really changed a lot, I wouldn't expect a gym to do well. But you never know. I always ran into more El Paso and Albq climbers than anything else...

Maybe not that helpful, but I tried...

Juana · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 5

I am assuming you are aware of this little gym at NMSU?

Ian Harris · · Las Cruces NM · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 105
Juana wrote:I am assuming you are aware of this little gym at NMSU?
Yes I know of the gym on campus. I think the bouldering population is growing here because of the college. Other styles not growing as much, but still present.
Anthony McGlone · · Las Cruces, NM · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 15

I'm currently researching market interest and business models. Ive made it a goal to open one here. I don't have anything solid yet, but am willing to share collaborate. Pm me.

Matthew Ward · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

 I'm moving out there for medical school in the fall. A new medical school just opened up out there last year, so a lot of new students will be headed that way. I know of myself and a handful of other students who are climbers and we are wondering where we are going to climb. I would 100% love to see a climbing gym pop up there. I believe that I will do really well, for some reason doctors love to climb LOL.

La MoMoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

Anthony and Ian, I'm sending you guys a PM shortly. Watch out for it!

Eric Wydeven · · austin, tx · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 0

The best climbing gym in the LC area is, of course, the Organs.  Doesn't get any better than that.  It does get taller, though.

Ken Yamazaki · · Las Cruces, New Mexico · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

Just moved to the area and would love to see a small bouldering gym for after-work sessions. 

Also, anyone looking for a weekend climbing partner: let me know.


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