The Small Survive

The Small Survive

The current trend might be for big gyms with numerous amenities and substantial membership numbers, but there’s still a place in the industry for the unique, small-market facility.

Vote!  Grip List Survey Released

Vote! Grip List Survey Released

The fifth annual survey of the most popular climbing hold brands in North America is now available! The Grip List has become the most sought after prize for climbing hold companies and you get to determine who wins.

Bouldering Floor Performance Guide

Bouldering Floor Material Performance & Analysis

Branded Content New White Paper prepared by Vertical Solutions for climbing gym owners looking to maximize their investment in bouldering floors This week, a new White Paper was released by Vertical Solutions which presents observational results of inspections performed on commonly used bouldering floor cover materials to determine their performance under several important criteria. With…

The Swiss Army Knife of Training

The Swiss Army Knife of Training

Branded Content Like Christmas Morning The first day that Bend Endurance Academy opened its new 7000 square foot training facility for practice, the kids enrolled in the climbing program excitedly ran up to a strange new structure and began climbing and swinging on it. “It was basically like Christmas morning where a kid just opens up…

The Birth of Crux Consulting

The Birth of Crux Consulting

Branded Content At the young age of 25, Kevin Goradia and his business partner Matt Twyman started a new and flashy facility in the heart of Austin, Texas. On May 6th, 2016, Crux Climbing Center officially opened to the public and climbers and setters traveled from around the nation to check it out. The 22,000-square-foot…

How to Start a Climbing Gym

How to Start a Climbing Gym

Branded Content New must-read guide launched for aspiring climbing gym entrepreneurs This week, a new document was produced by climbing gym business veterans Vertical Solutions: The Climbing Gym Startup Guide (CGS Guide). Aware that the process of starting a business is notoriously tedious, let alone starting an indoor climbing gym being particularly difficult, the CGS…