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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.

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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.

A Line is Drawn For Flooring Standards

A Line is Drawn For Flooring Standards

Gym flooring, simple in concept but full of nuance, poses unique challenges for the industry as calls for standards or baseline testing grow louder

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.

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.

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