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Climb Insider: two webinars coming and World Cups begin

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Just a few thoughts

A mega year of international comps has begun, with perennial favorites Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki taking the first World Cup gold medals. Four months from now we’ll see who earned climbing’s second round of Olympic medals. Beyond comps this week we have two pieces for homewallers, two articles on women’s physiological advantages, two new webinars announced, and a bunch of cool new hold shapes. See The Freshest Job Posts Here

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Head Routesetting at Bridges Rock Gym – Climbing Jobs Weekly 2024 April 11

bridges rock gym header CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…
Head Routesetter Bridges Rock Gym El Cerrito, CA “Bridges Rock Gym is looking for a full-time Head Routesetter to manage our Routesetting program across two locations: Bridges Rock Gym in El Cerrito and Mosaic Boulders in Berkeley. You will report directly to the General Manager, and assist them in assuring the quality, currency, and balanced scheduling of our Routesetting program. You will directly supervise our Routesetters, routeset, and help out at the gym in other areas as needed, including front desk, event organization, and occasional maintenance or expansion projects.”
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JOB SEEKER TIPS:

How to improve your career through networking strategies By CareerBuilder “Networking strategies are plans and actions that help people meet others and establish relationships within their industries. Networking relationships are often mutually beneficial for all people involved. Even when one professional has more experience, both individuals can let each other know about career opportunities, exchange references and advice, and help each other learn new skills. Networking can also help you develop relationships that last for your career beyond just one job. According to CNBC, about 80% of jobs get filled with help from networking and personal connections.” Read the full article here

LATEST JOB OPENINGS

See all current jobs // Post your job FT = full time PT = part time
RECENT/TOP JOB POSTS AT CBJ LOCATION TYPE
Head Routesetter at Gecko Phoenix, AZ PT – routesetter
Head Coach at Bouldering Project Tempe, AZ PT – coach
Summer Camp Instructor at Bouldering Project Tempe, AZ PT – instructor
Youth Team Coach at Bouldering Project Tempe, AZ PT – coach, instructor
Head Routesetter at Bridges El Cerrito, CA FT – manager, routesetter
Campground Host at Red River Gorge Retreats Red River Gorge, KY FT – manager
Assistant Director at Sportrock Gaithersburg, MD FT – manager
Routesetter at Sportrock Gaithersburg, Alexandria, Sterling, MD/VA FT – routesetter
Team Coach at Gravity Vault Chatham, NJ PT – coach
Team Coach at Gravity Vault Hoboken, NJ PT – coach
Team Coach at Gravity Vault Montclair, NJ PT – other
Instructor at Gravity Vault Upper Saddle River, NJ PT – instructor
Head Routesetter at VITAL New York City, NY FT – routesetter
Head Coach & Youth Programs Director at Brimstone Hood River, OR FT – coach
Camp Counselor at High Point Chattanooga, TN Temp – instructor
Head Routesetter at Basin Waco, TX FT – routesetter
Operations Manager at Basin Waco, TX FT – manager
Assistant Manager at The Front Salt Lake City, UT FT – manager

Career Centers of Climbing Industry

NAMETYPELOCATION
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https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/wi-adventure-rock.pngAdventure Rockhttps://adventurerock.com/jobs/facilityUSA - WI
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/alpine-climbing-adventure-fitness.pngAlpine Climbing Adventure Fitnesshttps://climbatalpine.com/about/careers/facilityUSA - CA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/american-alpine-club.pngAmerican Alpine Clubhttps://americanalpineclub.org/jobsorganizationUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ascend.pngASCEND Climbinghttps://www.ascendclimbing.com/ascend-jobsfacilityUSA - OH, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ascent-studio.pngAscent Studiohttps://ascentstudio.com/employment/facilityUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/bonfire-collective.pngBonfire Collectivehttps://thebonfirecollective.com/team/serviceUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/bouldering-project.pngBouldering Project (pick location)https://boulderingproject.com/facilityUSA - MN, TX, UT, WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ab-calgary-climbing-centre.jpgCalgary Climbing Centrehttps://calgaryclimbing.com/employment/facilityCanada - AB
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/central-rock-gym.pngCentral Rock Gymhttps://centralrockgym.com/careers/facilityUSA - CT, FL, MA, NY, RI
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/delire-1.pngDelirehttps://www.delirescalade.com/en/carrieresproductCanada - QC
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/eldorado-wall-company.pngEldorado Climbinghttps://eldowalls.com/pages/careersproductUSA - CO - Louisville
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/entre-prises-1.pngEP Climbinghttps://epclimbing.com/na/en/ep-usa-careersproductUSA - OR - Bend
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-Everlast-Climbing-square.jpgEverlast / Kumiki / Groperz / eXpressionhttps://everlastclimbing.com/pages/careersproductUSA - MN
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/fa-climbing.pngFA Climbinghttps://faclimbing.com/careers/facilityUSA - IL, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/on-guelph-grotto.pngGuelph Grottohttps://www.guelphgrotto.com/careersfacilityCanada - ON - Guelph
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/trublue.pngHead Rush Technologies // TRUBLUEhttps://trublueclimbing.com/about/careersproductUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/high-point-climbing.pngHigh Point Climbing & Fitnesshttps://www.highpointclimbing.com/employmentfacilityUSA - AL, TN
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/impact.pngIMPACThttps://impactclimbing.com/careers/productCanada - ON - Milton
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/junction-climbing-center.pngJunction Climbing Centrehttps://www.junctionclimbing.com/employment-opportunitiesfacilityCanada - ON - London
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/metolius.pngMetoliushttps://www.metoliusclimbing.com/job-openings.htmlproductUSA - OR - Bend
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/metro-rock.pngMetroRockhttps://metrorock.com/facilityUSA - MA, NY, VT
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/momentum-1.pngMomentumhttps://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/df699b76-9e67-4daa-9236-27d597e75dbf/Momentum-LLCfacilityUSA - TX, UT, WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/movement-2.pngMovement Gymshttps://movementgyms.com/careers/facilityUSA - CA, CO, IL, MD, OR, TX, VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-OLC-jpg.jpgOLC Architecturehttps://www.olcdesigns.com/about-us/#teammemberserviceUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-OnSite.pngOnSitehttps://www.theonsite.com/careersproductCanada - QC
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/organic.pngOrganic Climbinghttps://organicclimbing.com/pages/employment-opportunitiesproductUSA - PA - Philipsburg
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/peak-experiences.pngPeak Experienceshttps://www.peakexperiences.com/employmentfacilityUSA - VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/salon-de-lescalade.pngSalon de l'Escaladehttps://www.salon-escalade.com/vertical-jobs/recruteurs/organizationFrance
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/va-sportrock.pngSportrockhttps://www.sportrock.com/join-our-teamfacilityUSA - MD, VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/stone-age-climbing-gym.pngStone Agehttps://climbstoneage.com/employment-staff/facilityUSA - NM - Albuquerque
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ut-the-front.pngThe Fronthttps://thefrontclimbingclub.com/careers/facilityUSA - UT
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-gravity-vault.pngThe Gravity Vaulthttps://gravityvault.com/careersfacilityUSA - CA, NJ, NY, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-north-face.pngThe North Facehttps://www.thenorthface.com/en-us/about-us/careersProductUSA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-pad.pngThe Padhttps://www.thepadclimbing.org/employment/facilityUSA - CA, NV
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/co-the-spot.pngThe Spothttps://www.thespotgym.com/careersfacilitiesUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/trango.pngTrango // Tenayahttps://trango.com/pages/careersproductUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/treadwall-fitness-1.pngTreadwallhttps://treadwallfitness.com/careers/productUSA - MA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/nc-triangle-rock-club.pngTriangle Rock Club (choose location)https://www.trianglerockclub.com/morrisville/about/employment/facilityUSA - NC, VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/co-ubergrippen.pngUbergrippenhttps://ugclimbing.com/jobs/facilityUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/UK-Climbing.pngUKC (jobs in UK)https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/job_finder/organizationUnited Kingdom
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/vertical-solutions.jpgVertical Solutions // Habit // Proxy // Pebblehttps://vsclimbinggyms.com/company/careersproductUSA - UT
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/vertical-world-1.pngVertical Worldhttps://verticalworld.com/facilityUSA - WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/VITAL.pngVitalhttps://www.vitalclimbinggym.com/careersfacilityUSA - CA, NY, WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/walltopia-1.pngWalltopiahttps://careers.walltopia.com/productsBulgaria
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/zenith.pngZenith Climbinghttps://zenithclimbing.com/employment/facilityUSA - MO

Central Rock Gym Makes First Acquisition

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Central Rock Gym continues to expand its climbing gym footprint in the Eastern U.S., this time by acquiring the four Stone Summit gyms in Georgia. (Pictured: Stone Summit Atlanta; photo by Stone Summit)
Stone Summit, a Georgia-based climbing gym chain with four locations around Atlanta, was recently acquired by Central Rock Gym (CRG). Previously owned by Daniel Luke, Daron Pair and Will Pair, the first Stone Summit location—Stone Summit Atlanta—was opened by Daniel and Daron in 2010. Since then, Stone Summit added a second full-service gym and two bouldering gyms in the area prior to the acquisition. According to an FAQ page on the business’s website, “all of Stone Summit staff will continue on with CRG”—including general managers, head setters, setters and desk staff, CBJ has been told—and an email to customers stated that Daniel’s “new role will be as the Director of Operations, Georgia at CRG.” “When we began this sale process, it was important to Daniel, Will and me to find a company that would be a good cultural fit for our staff and customers,” Daron informed CBJ. “Central Rock Gym aligned with everything we were looking for in an acquisition. Joe and Ed [Hardy], along with their team, provided a seamless transition throughout the entire process. CRG was a pleasure to work with and we are excited for our staff and customers who are now a part of the CRG family.”
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The acquisition is notably CRG’s first in the industry since the business opened its first climbing gym—CRG Worcester—in 2009. All of CRG’s other gyms were self-built projects, and CRG is the only climbing gym business in North America to have opened more than 20+ gyms entirely through self-builds, with four more expected to open in 2024 or 2025. In fact, CRG is the second largest climbing gym chain stateside to have now expanded in part through an acquisition, a list that includes Movement, Bouldering Project, Hangar 18, Rock Spot, VITAL and others. “Central Rock Gym has been approached several times for acquisitions in the past. Our general approach is to stay completely focused on our existing communities or to find new markets,” said CRG co-owner Joe Hardy. “Stone Summit, however, felt different from the start because there were so many similarities in how they operate and how they value and grow their communities. After getting to know their team from several visits, we felt we could work with Daron, Will and Daniel for a smooth transition, and try to be the best stewards possible for their staff and community.” Hardy said the CRG team is excited to make facility improvements at the former Stone Summit locations in the coming months, such as HVAC work in preparation for the summer. The management team also plans to update the hold inventory at these facilities.
Trango Holds Pardners
Originally developing climbing gyms in the Northeast, CRG completed two Florida gyms last year (Tampa and Orlando), opened a third one just this week (Citrus Park), and has two more gym projects underway in the state (including the recently announced Fort Myers project). The acquisition of the four Stone Summit gyms in Georgia expands CRG’s gym footprint in the Southern U.S. and brings the total number of open or planned CRG gyms to 30 across six states. “We continue to be focused on serving our existing communities and building new gyms versus acquisitions,” Hardy reiterated, “but there is always the possibility that we find equally common footing with another operator.” Stay tuned to CBJ for the latest news on gym projects and acquisitions around the industry.

April 24 Webinar: Curating your Product Mix – A Continual Process

Curating your Product Mix – A Continual Process - Webinar

Do you have a retail strategy?

Whether creating a new retail space or rejuvenating an existing space, having a fresh product mix is a fundamental key to success for your retail shop. In this webinar we’ll discuss how to:
  • Determine the best product mix for your business and the customers
  • Keep your selection from getting stale
  • Make the most of relationships with product reps
  • Handle long lead times for certain products
  • And more!
A key factor in your product mix is understanding that retail selection is a process, something that should be checked on at least a few times a year, and not a once-and-done item to check off your to-do list. After touching on some key points in the presentation, we’ll open up the webinar for questions from the audience. Hope to see you there! This session is a great fit for future gym owners curious about including a retail space in their business operations, or existing gym owners and managers looking for some ideas to help bring customer attention to items in their retail shop. Ready to learn more? Join us Wednesday, April 24th at 11:00am MDT for “Curating your Product Mix – A Continual Process”. Host Todd McCormick of Keystone Climbing Consultants will lead this webinar as part of the ongoing CBJ Climbing Gym Management Series. CBJ Members: RSVP Here for Free Access** Not a Member? Purchase Access Here for $59
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All staff of CBJ members are invited!

**Live webinars are offered as a FREE member benefit to staff of CBJ member businesses at the Biz level and above (check if your employer is a member here). Each staff member must RSVP, although managers can RSVP for multiple staff. On-demand video recordings are available to staff at Plus or Premium member businesses and individual purchasers. Questions about accessing these recordings? Email us at info@climbingbusinessjournal.com. See All CBJ Webinar Recordings Here

Meet your presenter:

Todd McCormick founded Keystone in 2020 after years of management, retail, and outdoor guiding experience. He focuses on helping gyms craft efficient systems for retail operations and offers consulting on retail layout for a build, creating a retail space in an existing gym, and everything in between. www.keystoneclimbing.com Todd McCormick with Keystone Climbing Consultants

New Climbing Holds & Volumes: April 2024

The April grip report highlights the newest grips from 13 leading companies. Large sizes, smooth shapes, dual textures—all options are featured here to keep your sets fresh. BRANDS INCLUDED BELOW: Bat HoldsCommunity Climbing EquipmentEP ClimbingExpression Holds – Hito ClimbingInfinity – MorphoNicrosRustam ClimbingSecret Holds – Simpl Volumes – – Urban Plastix – Vertex
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BAT HOLDS

New from Bat Holds: B5


COMMUNITY CLIMBING

New from Community Climbing Equipment: Crescents 15 Screw-on Crimps Distribution by: Bold Climbing


EP CLIMBING

New from EP Climbing: Barchan FamilyBarchan Jugs, SmallBarchan Slopers, SmallBarchan Smooth, LargeBarchan, Medium


EXPRESSION

New from eXpression Holds: Reset Jugs Distribution by: Essential Climbing


HITO

New from Hito Climbing: Bowl Dual Family


MORPHO

New from Morpho: CratersThe ShieldsPinches North American Distribution by: Solostile Climbing Lab


URBAN PLASTIX

New from Urban Plastix: Ditches S1 – Pinches – UPX85


INFINITY

New from Infinity: Rabbit Holes

 

NICROS

New from Nicros: Seismic Jugs Assembly


RUSTAM

New from Rustam Climbing: Familio Ganymede – 1


SECRET

New from Secret Holds: Granite 3xXL Big Crimps North American Distribution by: Solostile Climbing Lab


SIMPL

New from Simpl. Volumes: Pinches


VERTEX

New from Vertex: Mastodont Dual Tex


Submit your latest shapes and products

Each month we publish a list of recent hold, volume, and training gear releases. Brands that self-report using this form will be included for free.

Climb Insider: a week for managers

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Just a few thoughts

If you manage a gym, an aspect of a gym, or want to – valuable stuff below for you. A smorgasbord of tips and advice for programming, team onboarding, choosing software, preserving your setters, and opening a new gym. Plus great podcasts with women on a variety of topics. Next week World Cups season starts, and maybe you’ll experience totality! See The Freshest Job Posts Here

Community & Culture

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Comp Scene

For Routesetters

For Managers & Coaches

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Training Tips

Manage Pacific Edge – Climbing Jobs Weekly 2024 April 4

image of pacific edge CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…
Manager Pacific Edge Santa Cruz, CA “You would be joining a management team consisting of one owner, one General Manager, one Assistant Manager, and six coordinator level team members. The Gym runs with about 10 full-time and up to 25 part time staff. If you are an experienced manager who loves people, loves climbing, and are excited to share that passion, this could be THE job for you.”
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JOB SEEKER TIPS:

Job Search Advice That Doesn’t Go Out of Style By Rachel Pelta “In many ways, the job search has changed. People no longer check the want ads in the Sunday paper or have an objective on their resume. These days, people post their work history on LinkedIn or a personal website and upload their qualifications to multiple employers in a snap. But in some ways, searching for a job is the same as it ever was. We spoke with the career experts at FlexJobs and asked them for the job search advice that doesn’t go out of style.” Read the full article here

LATEST JOB OPENINGS

See all current jobs // Post your job FT = full time PT = part time
RECENT/TOP JOB POSTS AT CBJ LOCATION TYPE
Junior Software Engineer at Capitan Remote PT – other
Head Instructor at University of Alberta Edmonton, AB PT – instructor
Head Routesetter and Assistant Team Coach at Beta Flagstaff, AZ FT – coach, routesetter
Manager at Pacific Edge Santa Cruz, CA FT – manager
Regional Manager, Facilities at Movement Sunnyvale, CA FT – manufacturing
Outdoor Instructor at Apex Park and Rec Arvada, CO PT – instructor
Senior Routesetter and Team Instructor at Hive Winnipeg, MB FT – other, routesetter
Assistant Director at Sportrock Gaithersburg, MD FT – manager
Assistant Head Routesetter at DYNO Detroit Detroit, MI FT – routesetter
General Manager at High Altitude Incline Village and Truckee, NV/CA FT – manager
Regional Manager, Facilities at Movement New York City, NY FT – manufacturing
Routesetter at Reach Philadelphia, PA FT – routesetter
Camp Counselor at High Point Chattanooga, TN Temp – instructor
Routesetter at Mesa Rim Austin, TX FT – routesetter
Assistant Manager at The Front Salt Lake City, UT FT – manager
Wall Install Lead & Foreman at EP Climbing USA FT – manufacturing
Wall Installer at EP Climbing USA FT – manufacturing

Career Centers of Climbing Industry

NAMETYPELOCATION
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https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/wi-adventure-rock.pngAdventure Rockhttps://adventurerock.com/jobs/facilityUSA - WI
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/alpine-climbing-adventure-fitness.pngAlpine Climbing Adventure Fitnesshttps://climbatalpine.com/about/careers/facilityUSA - CA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/american-alpine-club.pngAmerican Alpine Clubhttps://americanalpineclub.org/jobsorganizationUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ascend.pngASCEND Climbinghttps://www.ascendclimbing.com/ascend-jobsfacilityUSA - OH, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ascent-studio.pngAscent Studiohttps://ascentstudio.com/employment/facilityUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/bonfire-collective.pngBonfire Collectivehttps://thebonfirecollective.com/team/serviceUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/bouldering-project.pngBouldering Project (pick location)https://boulderingproject.com/facilityUSA - MN, TX, UT, WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ab-calgary-climbing-centre.jpgCalgary Climbing Centrehttps://calgaryclimbing.com/employment/facilityCanada - AB
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/central-rock-gym.pngCentral Rock Gymhttps://centralrockgym.com/careers/facilityUSA - CT, FL, MA, NY, RI
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/delire-1.pngDelirehttps://www.delirescalade.com/en/carrieresproductCanada - QC
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/eldorado-wall-company.pngEldorado Climbinghttps://eldowalls.com/pages/careersproductUSA - CO - Louisville
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/entre-prises-1.pngEP Climbinghttps://epclimbing.com/na/en/ep-usa-careersproductUSA - OR - Bend
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-Everlast-Climbing-square.jpgEverlast / Kumiki / Groperz / eXpressionhttps://everlastclimbing.com/pages/careersproductUSA - MN
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/fa-climbing.pngFA Climbinghttps://faclimbing.com/careers/facilityUSA - IL, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/on-guelph-grotto.pngGuelph Grottohttps://www.guelphgrotto.com/careersfacilityCanada - ON - Guelph
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/trublue.pngHead Rush Technologies // TRUBLUEhttps://trublueclimbing.com/about/careersproductUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/high-point-climbing.pngHigh Point Climbing & Fitnesshttps://www.highpointclimbing.com/employmentfacilityUSA - AL, TN
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/impact.pngIMPACThttps://impactclimbing.com/careers/productCanada - ON - Milton
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/junction-climbing-center.pngJunction Climbing Centrehttps://www.junctionclimbing.com/employment-opportunitiesfacilityCanada - ON - London
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/metolius.pngMetoliushttps://www.metoliusclimbing.com/job-openings.htmlproductUSA - OR - Bend
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/metro-rock.pngMetroRockhttps://metrorock.com/facilityUSA - MA, NY, VT
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/momentum-1.pngMomentumhttps://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/df699b76-9e67-4daa-9236-27d597e75dbf/Momentum-LLCfacilityUSA - TX, UT, WA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/movement-2.pngMovement Gymshttps://movementgyms.com/careers/facilityUSA - CA, CO, IL, MD, OR, TX, VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-OLC-jpg.jpgOLC Architecturehttps://www.olcdesigns.com/about-us/#teammemberserviceUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Logo-OnSite.pngOnSitehttps://www.theonsite.com/careersproductCanada - QC
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/organic.pngOrganic Climbinghttps://organicclimbing.com/pages/employment-opportunitiesproductUSA - PA - Philipsburg
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/peak-experiences.pngPeak Experienceshttps://www.peakexperiences.com/employmentfacilityUSA - VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/salon-de-lescalade.pngSalon de l'Escaladehttps://www.salon-escalade.com/vertical-jobs/recruteurs/organizationFrance
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/va-sportrock.pngSportrockhttps://www.sportrock.com/join-our-teamfacilityUSA - MD, VA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/stone-age-climbing-gym.pngStone Agehttps://climbstoneage.com/employment-staff/facilityUSA - NM - Albuquerque
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/ut-the-front.pngThe Fronthttps://thefrontclimbingclub.com/careers/facilityUSA - UT
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-gravity-vault.pngThe Gravity Vaulthttps://gravityvault.com/careersfacilityUSA - CA, NJ, NY, PA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-north-face.pngThe North Facehttps://www.thenorthface.com/en-us/about-us/careersProductUSA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/the-pad.pngThe Padhttps://www.thepadclimbing.org/employment/facilityUSA - CA, NV
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/co-the-spot.pngThe Spothttps://www.thespotgym.com/careersfacilitiesUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/trango.pngTrango // Tenayahttps://trango.com/pages/careersproductUSA - CO
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/treadwall-fitness-1.pngTreadwallhttps://treadwallfitness.com/careers/productUSA - MA
https://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/nc-triangle-rock-club.pngTriangle Rock Club (choose location)https://www.trianglerockclub.com/morrisville/about/employment/facilityUSA - NC, VA
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Jerad Wells launches Maverick Climbing

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Englewood, CO – April 1, 2024, – The climbing community is abuzz with excitement as Maverick Climbing, a pioneering venture by industry veteran Jerad Wells, officially launches. With nearly three decades of experience in the climbing industry, Jerad Wells brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new endeavor.

Maverick Climbing sets out to redefine the climbing experience, offering gym owners access to cutting-edge climbing wall designs and construction services. Located in the heart of Englewood, this innovative company specializes in creating custom climbing walls tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each client.

“I’ve dedicated my career to advancing the art and science of climbing wall design and construction, and I am thrilled to introduce Maverick Climbing to the climbing community,” said Jerad Wells, Founder and Owner of Maverick Climbing. Wells has put together an ensemble team that bolsters nearly 75 plus years of combined industry experience across design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation.

At Maverick Climbing, clients can expect a seamless process from concept to completion, with a team of experienced professionals guiding them through every step of the project. Whether it’s a new commercial climbing gym, or a gym expansion, Maverick Climbing delivers innovative solutions that exceed expectations.

“Innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction are at the core of everything we do,” added Wells. “With Maverick Climbing, our clients can trust that they’re getting the best in design, engineering, and craftsmanship.”

Maverick Climbing’s portfolio includes a diverse range of projects, from small-scale bouldering walls to expansive climbing gyms. Each project is meticulously designed and executed to enhance the climbing experience while prioritizing safety, functionality, and aesthetics.

“We believe that climbing walls should not only challenge climbers but also inspire them,” said Wells. “With Maverick Climbing, our clients can expect nothing less than exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled creativity.”

Maverick Climbing is now accepting inquiries and consultations for upcoming projects. For more information about Maverick Climbing’s services, portfolio, and process, visit www.maverickclimbing.com or contact the team directly.

Media Contact: Jerad Wells Owner,  Maverick Climbing jw@maverickclimbing.com (303) 910-7583

### About Maverick Climbing:

Maverick Climbing is a leading provider of custom climbing wall design and construction services, founded by Jerad Wells, a 30-year industry veteran. With a commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Maverick Climbing delivers exceptional climbing structures tailored to the unique needs of each client.


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Favorite Climbing Gym April Fool’s Day Jokes in 2024

The Spot deep water soloing gym joke
In case you were wondering, The Spot didn’t actually turn its gyms into deep water soloing gyms. (Image by The Spot)
Banned slopers? Gym logo tattoos? An entirely deep water soloing gym?! Climbing gyms showed up in full force this week for April Fool’s Day. Whether you got fooled or did the pranking, the gags below will help you get ready for next year. Below are our team’s favorite climbing gym April Fool’s Day jokes in 2024 that we’ve come across so far. Enjoy!
Trango Holds Pardners

The Chalk Saw

Banned Slopers

Edible Climbing Holds

Gym Logo Tattoos

Off The Wagon

Deep Water Soloing Gym

Frictionless Friction

Colorado Gyms Announce Historic Membership Collaboration

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The new Climb Pass went into effect yesterday and grants access to several independent climbing gyms along the Front Range of Colorado. (Image by Boulder Rock Club)
What began as a temporary way for multiple Colorado gyms to keep patrons psyched during a pandemic recently became a permanent collaborative membership perk. Labeled the “Climb Pass,” the perk allows members of G1 Climbing + Fitness, Ascent Studio, Boulder Rock Club, Eagle Climbing + Fitness, Whetstone, Gripstone and Übergrippen (Castle Rock and Denver) to climb at any of those respective gyms for one day per month. In essence, this means that a membership at one of those gyms now includes a once-a-month pass to the other gyms. While “member trade days” have long been a common membership feature at climbing gyms around the country, they have typically specified which single calendar day allowed for patronage at a nearby gym. Similarly, gyms have previously allowed employees at a nearby gym business to climb at each other’s gym, but such ventures have been exclusively limited to gym staff. And, of course, many climbing gym businesses with multiple facilities offer memberships which include access to the other facilities that are part of that business’s gym chain. But this new collaboration from the various Colorado gyms is unique and historic in that it’s a more formal partnership at a sizable scale that allows the patrons to select any day per month to climb at a different business’s gym. A total of eight separate facilities are included in this membership collaboration.
Trango Holds Pardners
Jason Haas, founder of G1 Climbing + Fitness, elaborated how the “friendship” between the independent Colorado gyms originated during the COVID pandemic. Group Zoom calls between climbing gym operators from various facilities were common and often included some brainstorming of ways that the facilities could support members—at a time when sudden facility closures due to COVID outbreaks were common. Haas explained that the idea of sharing memberships was spawned during those brainstorming sessions, although it was not necessarily intended to be a long-term offering. However, those same climbing gyms in Colorado began communicating again more recently as a result of collective pushback to USA Climbing’s proposed National Training Center plans. As a result, the idea of sharing memberships was renewed, and eventually the gyms decided to formalize the collaborative venture as the Climb Pass. Websites of the gyms say of the Climb Pass: “We collectively believe in adding as much benefit to your membership as possible. Here’s to growing our communities together.” Haas also explained to CBJ that the Climb Pass is partially an outgrowth of requisite gym operations during competition season, when certain gyms typically close temporarily to prepare (and set routes) for a comp; members thus seek out climbing at other nearby gyms amid the closures. The Climb Pass will theoretically make hosting competitions “easier” for the participating gyms, as members will now have access to alternative gym options included in their membership during a single gym’s closure.
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Of note is that the Climb Pass collaboration currently consists of climbing gym businesses with one or two gym locations. Access to the larger climbing gym chains in Colorado which operate several open or planned gyms in the state—Movement (6), The Spot (5), Colorado Climbing Collective (3), Denver Bouldering Club (3)—is not included in the Climb Pass at the moment. More information about the Climb Pass, including terms and conditions, can be found on the aforementioned websites of the gyms or by contacting the gyms’ front desks.