Climbing enthusiasts could soon welcome a new 6,000-square-foot gym in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood.
Planning permits filed by California Climbing Collective seek to turn the vacant building on 1264 Folsom St. into a climbing gym.
Radu Popescu, the co-owner of California Climbing Collective, told The Standard that he is aiming for a December opening date. The climbing gym will be the first location the Collective opens.
"California Climbing Collective is born from a group of passionate industry professionals who envision a community-focused climbing gym," Popescu said. "We believe climbing enhances both physical and mental well-being."
The gym will add to the bevy of climbing facilities throughout the city as the workout alternative becomes more popular. Mission Cliffs in the Mission District offers a five-story high climbing wall, and Movement in the Presidio provides climbing space with views of Crissy Field.
According to the Collective's website, information about a membership presale is coming soon.
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