CBJ’s First-Ever ‘Interactive’ Gyms and Trends Report Reveals Climbing Gym Industry Growth Rate, Highs and Lows, and Crucial Developments of 2023

CBJ Gyms and Trends 2023

CBJ Gyms and Trends 2023

BOULDER, COLO – February 5, 2024 – Climbing Business Journal (“CBJ”)—the leading independent media outlet for climbing gym industry news—recently released its renowned Gyms and Trends report. The report chronicles and analyzes all the major industry happenings for the year 2023. More specifically, the report showcases the size and scope of the climbing gym industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico, exploring the various shifts, changes and evolutions that took place in climbing gyms of all types last year. For the first time, the report also features an interactive dashboard (available to CBJ Plus/Premium members), which delivers more in-depth analysis than ever before through maps, charts, graphs and tables of annual patterns over time. Additionally, the climbing gym industry’s unionizing efforts are explored at length, with explanations of recent union victories and mobilizing efforts by climbing gym employees.

The 11th annual Gyms and Trends 2023 report is jam-packed with data, analysis, and insider insights and opinions, and covers…

  • All the new climbing gym openings and closures of 2023, including brand expansions and acquisitions
  • The growth rate of the North American climbing gym industry, with economic underpinnings and implications
  • Mexico’s first-ever climbing gym industry trade show
  • Climbing gym average check-in and payment volume statistics, exclusively from Rock Gym Pro
  • Innovative products that hit the climbing gym market in 2023
  • A sneak peek of new climbing gyms that are planned for 2024 and beyond
  • Legal challenges and opportunities that loom on the horizon for climbing gym operators and managers

The full Gyms and Trends 2023 report can be accessed here, the interactive dashboard is available here (become a CBJ member here), and full digital assets can be found here. Climbing Business Journal editors are available for quotes, questions and full interviews.

Be sure to check out Climbing Business Journal’s Routesetting Trends of 2023 report here, a compendium to the Gyms and Trends 2023 report.

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About Climbing Business Journal: Climbing Business Journal (“CBJ”) is one of the only independent news sources devoted to the climbing industry, and the preeminent source for information, news and advice on climbing gym developments. CBJ’s Gyms and Trends report is annually one of the most widely read comprehensive surveys of the climbing gym industry, and it has been a trusted authority and reference since its inaugural edition in 2013.

Scott Rennak, Publisher
Climbing Business Journal

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