Photos by Hal Goodtree.
Morrisville, NC – Triangle Rock Club was recently awarded James M. Pugh Small Business Award at the annual meeting of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce in February.
Triangle Rock Club Wins Morrisville Small Biz of the Year
Triangle Rock Club (TRC), an indoor rock climbing gym and fitness center located off the Morrisville Parkway, opened in December 2007 with 6 employees. Today, they have 32 employees and are currently expanding their state-of-the-art facility, which will triple the amount of climbing terrain within their facility.
When complete, TRC will host over 24,000 square feet of climbing terrain and be the largest indoor climbing gym in a five-state region.
Climbing to Success
Thanks in-part to their diverse list of program offerings, TRC has more than weathered the recent economic hardship, significantly increasing revenues each of the last three years. TRC currently offers both day-passes and climbing gym memberships, summer and track-out climbing camps, individual & group climbing instruction, climbing birthday parties, lock-ins, and teambuilding events. Their sister company, Triangle Rock Guides, also offers guided outdoor climbing trips in North Carolina and around the country.
“TRC’s growth wouldn’t be nearly as substantial without the tandem growth of the local climbing community,” said Managing Partner Joel Graybeal. “TRC has become a true community venue: from organized Meet Up group events to our Nationally Ranked Junior Climbing Team, the Morrisville community has invested their time and interests into climbing and we, in-turn, are re-investing in them through the expansion of our facility.”
The new facility is set to break ground May and should open in early December 2013.