Earth Treks and Planet Granite Merge

Earth Treks and Planet Granite Merge

Two of the largest climbing gym operators have decided to merge and create what amounts to the first national network of climbing gyms in the US.

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Hyped For Halloween

Hyped For Halloween

The festive day has grown to become an important asset to gyms. Are you prepared to make the most of it this year?

The Shifting UK Gym Scene

The Shifting UK Gym Scene

The UK climbing wall scene is heating up and putting pressure on operators to up their marketing game. The ones that see this are thriving and those that don't are facing the consequences.

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.

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.