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Corporate Expansion Part 2: Options for External Expansion

By Derek Larsen-Chaney and Jason Pill, Attorneys with Phelps Dunbar, LLPPart 1 of CBJ's series on corporate expansion surveyed some of the underlying reasons...

USA Climbing Adds New Education Manager

By John BurgmanThe main governing body of American competition climbing, USA Climbing, recently hired Rebecca Ingraham as the organization’s new Education Manager. A press...

IFSC Hires Its First General Director

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) announced this month the hiring of Piero Rebaudengo as the organization’s first General Director. The announcement on...

Corporate Expansion Part 1: What Gyms Need to Know

By Derek Larsen-Chaney and Jason Pill, Attorneys with Phelps Dunbar, LLPMost large corporations began as small businesses, typically with one location, before expanding into...

USA Climbing Inks New Partnership with Recovery Tool Company

By John BurgmanIt was recently announced that USA Climbing has joined in a multi-year partnership with Santa Monica, California-based Addaday, makers of athletic "recovery...

New Gym Breaks Ground in Pennsylvania’s Happy Valley

Climb Nittany Boalsburg, PA Specs: 10,000-square-foot facility will feature both bouldering and roped climbing (lead and top-rope), along with a speed climbing wall. Additional amenities will...

Competition Highlights – Fall 2019

By John Burgman YANK-N-YARD Stone Age Climbing Gym, Albuquerque, NM October 18-19, 2019 USA Climbing kicked off this year’s National Cup Series with the Yank-n-Yard competition in October....

Touchstone To Open Its Largest SoCal Gym

Class 5 Torrance, CA Specs: 40,000-square-foot facility will be Touchstone’s “third Southern California roped gym,” according to a press release—and will also feature bouldering and general...

Historic Building Gets New Life as a Bouldering Hub

Sender One Westwood, CA Specs: 10,000-square-foot bouldering facility, targeted for a 2021 opening, will be geared towards “families and climbers of all levels,” located in close...

Sender One Unveils Plans for a Bouldering-Only Gym

Sender One Playa Vista, CA Specs: 7,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open in the coming year, will be Sender One’s first gym to be bouldering-only. Additional amenities...