Stone Age opened its doors in September of 1997 with about 4,000 sq feet of space and indoor climbing terrain. At the time, climbing gyms were still fairly novel and the original facility was an impressive venue for Albuquerque’s small but growing community of rock climbers. Over the years Albuquerque’s climbing community has grown and Stone Age has grown with it.
The first significant improvement was the addition of our Mezzanine bouldering area in 2002. The original crumb rubber floor was replaced at this time with gymnastic foam flooring, a much cleaner alternative. Stone Age expanded again during 2004’s acquisition of the neighboring 5000 SF warehouse bay and subsequent “Expansion”. The Expansion added amenities such as locker rooms, birthday party facilities, fitness area with training and cardio equipment as well as doubling the climbing terrain. Additions included a top out boulder and huge lead climbing arch. In 2014 Stone Age made the biggest leap forward by moving into a new renovated/purpose built facility. What we have coined “Stone Age 2.0” is now one of the premier climbing gyms in the country and the largest gym in the southwest. This project cost an estimated $4.3 million dollars and produced a state of the art climbing gym that will continue to set industry standards into the future. One thing is certain, as any of our original members can attest, things are never static at Stone Age and we will continue to evolve and improve the facility to keep up with changes in the climbing world.