Expansion Proximity

Expansion Proximity

When a climbing gym reaches capacity and it's time to expand, how far away should another facility ideally be located, and when should it be built?

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OR Show Boycott Gains Traction

OR Show Boycott Gains Traction

The charge to boycott the upcoming Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City is gaining traction as more outdoor industry companies follow the lead of Patagonia.

The Long Road To Pittsburgh

The Long Road To Pittsburgh

When the team behind the soon to open, Ascend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania started the long road to opening their climbing gym, they had no idea just how long and how winding the road would be.

Chris Warner’s Rules for Leadership

Chris Warner’s Rules for Leadership

Running a successful climbing gym is more than just providing a great facility. For the CEO of Earth Treks, it's about leading by example and when you get too big for that, getting out of the way.

Partnering for Peak Fitness

Partnering for Peak Fitness

The Cliffs of Long Island City teamed up with a fitness provider to bring top-notch training to their members.

Gyms and Trends of 2016

Gyms and Trends of 2016

It was a rocky year for everyone including climbing gym developers. CBJ's annual report on the indoor climbing industry.

Holiday Binge Watching

Holiday Binge Watching

Grab an eggnog, or a protein shake, ignore your family for awhile and click through some of the best videos of the year.

Should Politics Mix with Climbing?

Should Politics Mix with Climbing?

We all share a passion for climbing but perhaps surprisingly we don't always share common political views. What are the consequences when the two mix?

Fun Climbing Takes Hold

Fun Climbing Takes Hold

A variety of companies are now selling, and franchising, "fun climbing" walls that cater to kids and newbies.

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