Big, even Massive, News in Crystal City, Arlington

According to ARLnow, Earth Treks Climbing Centers is planning on opening a massive new climbing gym in Crystal City, its first inside the D.C. Beltway.  The Maryland-based company is planning to open a gym at 1235 S. Clark Street, two blocks from the Crystal City Metro station. Without saying where exactly it would open, the company yesterday announced the new gym on its website.

The gym will feature a 35,000 square foot climbing wall, fitness and climbing training areas, a yoga and group fitness room, private climbing teaching areas, locker rooms and a “fully stocked gear shop.”  The gym is expected to hold its grand opening by the start of summer 2016.

The address in the SCC filing — 1235 S. Clark Street — is the same address as the Sport&Health Crystal Gateway fitness club. A Sport & Health gym near Clarendon closed last year.

Yet another reason that Crystal City is a very desirable place to call home.