6 things to know about the new Climb Tulsa
Get to know the massive Climb Tulsa climbing gym by the numbers.
Tulsa’s new climbing gym, Climb Tulsa, opened June 15 at 4923 E. 32nd St. Here are some figures behind the massive facility, according to its founder, Jason Burks.
Located just off the Broken Arrow Expressway at South Yale Avenue, the hard-to-miss Climb Tulsa facility is among the largest climbing gyms in the nation. It offers 17,000 square feet in which to train or climb for fun and is accommodating to all ages, says founder Jason Burks. For younger climbers, the gym has a separate, less difficult climbing area and hosts various kids’ camps that teach climbing skills.
An avid climber himself, Burks purchased the former New Heights climbing gym in 2016 at East 11th Street and Highway 169. But after seeing the massive climbing gyms in various cities across the country, Burks decided Tulsa needed something similar.
During his time working on the creative team for Mayor G.T. Bynum’s 2016 campaign, Burks says he became inspired with the idea of making Tulsa a bigger, better and cooler place to live. That mission lives on with his new climbing facility. “You’re not going to find a city the size of Tulsa with a gym this cool,” he says.