SO HERE'S SOMETHING EXCITING. Summit has partnered with ClimbUp, which runs two gyms in the Oklahoma City area, to bring the Summit name to Oklahoma! ClimbUp's existing locations in Norman, OK and Oklahoma City will take on the Summit name, and we're hoping to bring the same cool Summit vibe! We have never ventured outside of Texas before, so we are so excited to cross a border, and very excited to merge with ClimbUp's co-owners, Lisa and Aaron Gibson.
The Oklahoma gyms will begin being managed by Bryan Prater, former GM of our Carrollton location. Garth Hayes has taken over as his successor! Stay tuned to the blog for a Meet Your manager post with Garth! We think Bryan will do an awesome job of sliding into the operations of these already awesome gyms, and figuring out how to make them even better. Our route setting crew headed up there for a couple days and gave the walls a total makeover. (Don't set choss, guys. Oklahoma is counting on you!)
Some photos provided by the Gibsons of the epic OKC location, which was converted from grain silos into a climbing gym in 1999! The routes there are 90-feet tall, and feature a great view of downtown OKC
Anyways, this is a gigantic step for us. When previously we thought Plano was to be our sixth location however, things change, and now it will be our eighth! Stay tuned for more updates on our new northern locations! If you're heading up north anytime soon, please come visit these gyms!