Gyms and Trends of 2017

Gyms and Trends of 2017

An in-depth look back at some of the key happenings in and around the industry last year.

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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.

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 Profile: Chris Danielson

A Profile: Chris Danielson

From holds and walls to setting World Cup competitions, there are very few parts of the climbing world Chris Danielson hasn’t touched.

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.