An industry-first product and financing solution from Vertical Solutions
The VS Team gets pretty excited when they have the opportunity to put both their craftsmanship and ingenuity on display. The latest result of this combination is the newly-launched ATP: The first-ever simple push-button freestanding Adjustable Training Platform to hit the climbing industry. ATP is the first production wall system that truly address the rapid needs of climbing gym owners focused on providing the ultimate in climbing training tools to their membership. The VS Team has filled this industry gap by creating an adjustable wall package for climbing gym owners that can: change training wall angles in seconds via simple push-buttons, accommodate any of your preferred brands of training systems, and integrate within your facility via freestanding or anchored installations. With this product launch, climbing gym owners are no longer required to be locked into designing training boards for their facilities at specific predetermined angles; they now have the freedom to adjust the angle on-the-fly for their climbers within seconds to any angle from 0º to 50º. Now available through Vertical Solutions, this line of adjustable walls comes in an 8’ x 12’ standard size, with custom sizes available to accommodate any specialized training system. Professional installation of either anchored or freestanding versions is also executed by The VS Team, ensuring a turn-key operation every single time.
In another industry first, Vertical Solutions is offering extensive financing options to climbing gym owners for the purchase of one or multiple ATP units. Through an intensive search for a suitable lending partner to support these new products, one was selected that met criteria that specifically aligned with the needs of climbing gym owners and the small business community. These needs were established by Vertical Solutions through over a decade of experience in owning and operating climbing gyms and consulting for dozens of climbing gym start-ups through their popular Business Consulting program. Some highlights of the financing program include the following:
- Rates as low as 6%
- Terms ranging from two to seven years
- Application-only financing available
- Non-personal guaranty financing available
- Approval as quick as 24 hours
This strategic offering aims to alleviate the necessity for climbing gym owners to have a large cash-outlay up-front, and treats ATP similar to other pieces of popular gym exercise equipment which are commonly financed. Vertical Solutions has tailored this effort to appeal to both current/established climbing gyms looking for the latest in training tools, as well as facilities currently under construction or soon to be built.
In the field, multiple versions of ATP have been installed at the newly-opened Longmont Climbing Collective (LCC) in Colorado, with other partnerships to be announced in the coming weeks. Mack Maier, LCC and Butora USA co-owner along with Bryan Hylenski, commented on their decision to incorporate ATP in their gym: “We knew right away that this product from Vertical Solutions was going to align perfectly with our training-focused community, and also deliver the same great look and feel as the rest of our gym with meticulous attention to detail craftsmanship.”
This May, ATP will be on display in Loveland, Co. at the 2018 CWA Summit, for climbing gym owners and prospective entrepreneurs to see first-hand and climb on. Held annually by the Climbing Wall Association, the CWA Summit is the indoor climbing industry’s premier professional development conference and trade show. Vertical Solutions is the sole Pinnacle Sponsor for the 2018 event, and will have ATP installed in their booth, along with its other solutions for climbing walls, flooring, holds and consulting. To schedule an in-person demo of ATP, fill out a meeting request form on the VSClimbing.com website, or email email@example.com directly with your info.
To learn more about ATP products for your climbing facility, head over to VSClimbing.com to download the Product Spec Sheet, and email The VS Team to discuss pricing options for your specific application. Keep a look out for new training systems partnership announcements at the CWA Summit, and for new ATP installations in upcoming climbing gyms across the nation.
Communications specialist and poverty economist, Joe has been contributing his expertise to the global climbing industry for nearly a decade and currently manages CBJ advertising and social media. He traveled around the world as the IFSC’s community manager during Olympic inclusion as well as across the US while writing for Alpinist, Climberism, DPM and CBJ. He worked in local climbing gyms of the Pacific Northwest and West Michigan and advanced economic empowerment, educational equity, youth development and diversity programs alongside national non-profit organizations.