Partnership Closes Outdoor Loop

Partnership Closes Outdoor Loop

A new business partnership between outdoor retailer, REI and indoor climbing gym operator, Momentum is set to remake the Houston climbing market.

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Behind the Scenes of The Broken Deal

Behind the Scenes of The Broken Deal

The partnership between the IFSC and FloClimbing to stream World Cup events was supposed to be a milestone for climbing. Instead, it sparked a massive backlash and raised concerns about whether competitive climbing can

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The Cost of Free Video

The Cost of Free Video

Free climbing media is ubiquitous throughout the internet and long-form videos featuring historic sends are expected to follow this pattern. But how do filmmakers make money?

New Gyms Spring Round-Up

New Gyms Spring Round-Up

The year is shaping up to be quite busy for US gym developers. Here's quick look at just a few of the new climbing gyms coming in the next few years.

ABD Policy Aims to Prevent Accidents

ABD Policy Aims to Prevent Accidents

Climbing gyms in Singapore now require assisted-braking belay devices, which has upset many climbers but also started a valuable dialog on the role of climber education and technology.

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?

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.

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