Look up when you enter climbing gym Earth Treks’ new Columbia location, and you’ll find yourself staring at seemingly endless walls of neon rocks.
In the climbing gym’s new facility, climbers can find themselves scaling 44-foot-high walls or swinging from one climbing hold to the next in the gym’s rope-free “bouldering” area, now the largest in the state.
The new Columbia location is next door to the current gym on Columbia Gateway Drive, and is an over 42,000-square-foot facility. It is slated to open its doors to the public in the coming weeks, said Matt Elletson, the gym’s climbing center director.
Earth Treks, which has three other locations in Rockville,...