Central Rock Gym Review

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About Central Rock Gym

With 16,000 square foot of climbing terrain, fitness classes, equipment, and various other activities and events, the Central Rock Gym (CRG) is the largest indoor rock climbing gym in central Massachusetts. The Central Rock Gym was established in 2009 by brothers Joe and Ed Hardy and is open seven days a week. Along with indoor climbing and fitness classes, CRG also offers many other activities and events such as birthday parties, scout events, corporate events, after-school programs, climbing team practices, camps, competitions, etc. CRG also has gym facilities in numerous other states.

(For more information on up-coming openings and locations go to https://centralrockgym.com/worcester/welcome/gym-tour-amenities/)


CRG has many Massachusetts locations including Watertown, Glastonbury, Cambridge, Randolph, Warwick, Syracuse, Framingham. This review is for the Worcester location.

(For information on locations go to https://centralrockgym.com/locations/)


CRG offers many classes including:

  • Staffed Climbing
  • Intro Belay Class
  • Flow Yoga
  • CORE
  • Power Vinyas
  • Boot Camp Fitness

(To see a CRG weekly schedule go to https://centralrockgym.com/worcester/fitness/)

Events hosted by CRG include:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Self Belaying Event
  • Group Climbing Events
  • Lock-In


  • Street Parking
  • Private Lot Parking
  • Bike Parking
  • Good for Kids
  • Military Discounts
  • Lounge Spaces with Free WiFi
  • Showers
  • Locker Rooms
  • Climbing Gear Shop
  • Personal Training
  • Climbing Instruction
  • Perks for Members including:
    • Free Rental Period
    • Discounts on Retail Purchases
    • Free Classes
  • Community Outreach Programs

Membership Information

CRG Membership offers many benefits including:

  • Unlimited access to all CRG facilities in all locations
  • Introductory Belay Classes
  • Beginner Technique Classes
  • Weekly Yoga & Fitness Classes
  • One month free rental equipment with unlimited rentals for kids under 13
  • One guest pass per member per month
  • Discounts on all retail purchases
  • Health care reimbursements
  • Free Lead Climbing classes

Membership Plans

  • Trial Membership
  • Discount Membership
  • Adult Membership
  • Family Membership

(For more information on costs and pricing of membership go to  https://centralrockgym.com/worcester/pricing/memberships/)


CRG has a 4.5/5 rating on Yelp:

Positive: friendliness of staff and instructors; reasonable membership prices; spaciousness of facility; events hosted; challenging classes

Negative: cost issues; lack of parking; small cubbyholes

Contact Information



Phone Number: 508.852.7625

Hours of Operation

Mon  6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed  6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri     6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat    9:00 am –   9:00 pm
Sun   9:00 am –   9:00 pm


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Central Rock Gym

299 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606

Image Credits: Central Rock Gym

Post by Andrea Rogers