Guidebook for Climbing Industry Professionals

guidebook for climbing industry professionals

Climbing Business Journal has been publishing informative articles and resources for managers of climbing walls since 2013. Below are direct links to over 200 of the best articles and resources by CBJ and CWA. Some of these are labeled as “branded content” but we include them here because they cover valuable topics regardless of their brand affiliation.

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ARTICLE TITLETOPICSAUTHORSOURCE
Gyms and Trends 2021 Annual Reportstart-up, expandingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/gyms-and-trends-2021/
How to Start a Climbing Gym Part 1: The Ideastart-upVertical SolutionsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/how-to-start-a-climbing-gym-part-1-the-idea/
How to Start a Climbing Gym Part 2: Business Planningstart-upVertical SolutionsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/how-to-start-a-climbing-gym-part-2-business-planning-with-vertical-solutions/
Step by Step: How to Start a Gymstart-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/step-by-step-how-to-start-a-gym/
Climbing Wall Design Do's and Don'tsstart-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/climbing-wall-design-do-dont/
Frequently Asked Questions About Climbing Wallsstart-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/directory/walls/faq/
The Business of Intelligent and Independent Climbing Gym Designstart-upFuturistCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-business-of-intelligent-and-independent-climbing-gym-design-with-futurist/
Franchising - A Unique Approach to Climbing Gym Ownershipstart-upThe Gravity VaultCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/franchising-with-the-gravity-vault-a-unique-approach-to-climbing-gym-ownership/
Launching a New Gym Case Study: From Lexington Part 1start-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/from-lexington-episode-1/
Launching a New Gym Case Study: From Lexington Part 2start-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/from-lexington-episode-2/
Launching a New Gym Case Study: From Lexington Part 3start-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/from-lexington-episode-3/
Launching a New Gym Case Study: From Lexington - The Property Huntstart-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/from-lexington-episode-4/
Popping The Topstart-upConnor MillsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/popping-the-top/
Interior Design Trends in Climbing Gyms: Walltopia's Top Picksstart-upWalltopiaCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/interior-design-trends-in-climbing-gyms-walltopias-top-picks/
Gym Architecture the Italian Waystart-upCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/gym-architecture-the-italian-way/
Parks Add Climbing Structuresstart-upEmily AttwoodCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/parks-add-climbing-structures/
Corporate Expansion Part 1: What Gyms Need to KnowexpandingJason Pill, Derek Larsen-ChaneyCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/corporate-expansion-part-1-what-gyms-need-to-know/
Corporate Expansion Part 2: Options for External ExpansionexpandingJason Pill, Derek Larsen-ChaneyCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/corporate-expansion-part-2-options-for-external-expansion/
Corporate Expansion Part 3: Being Aware of LiabilityexpandingJason Pill, Derek Larsen-ChaneyCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/corporate-expansion-part-3-being-aware-of-liability/
How To Smartly Expand Your BusinessexpandingTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/how-to-smartly-expand-your-business/
Expansion ProximityexpandingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/expansion-proximity/
Why You Should Think About Scaling Up expandingKristin Horowitz (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/why-you-should-think-about-scaling-up
Should You Crowd Fund Your Gym?financesJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/should-you-crowd-fund-your-gym/
Climbing Wall DepreciationfinancesTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/climbing-wall-depreciation/
Construction Costs are on the RisefinancesTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/construction-costs-are-on-the-rise/
Inflation Hits the Climbing IndustryfinancesJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/inflation-hits-the-climbing-industry/
Top 5 Takeaways From Fitness Business Podcast About InvestmentfinancesLaura Allured (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/top-5-takeaways-from-fitness-business-podcast-about-investment
Making Better Gyms: 4 Key Insights on Physical InclusivitycommunityJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/making-better-gyms-4-key-insights-on-physical-inclusivity/
The Changing Face of Women's NightscommunityCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-changing-face-of-womens-nights/
Protests, Gyms and Tough Conversations: Ideas from Nonprofit GymscommunityJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/protests-gyms-and-tough-conversations-ideas-from-the-cwa-community-call/
How To Make Your Gym A Community PartnercommunityChris Oshinski (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/how-to-make-your-gym-a-community-partner
Projecting Anti-Racism – Your Gym’s Website and Community Values communityAnaheed Saatchi (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/projecting-anti-racism-your-gyms-website-and-community-values
Shining Light On Eating Disorders In Climbing communityJake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/shining-light-on-eating-disorders-in-climbing
Women and Competitive Climbing: Creating Environments That Foster Growth communityHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/women-and-competitive-climbing
Projecting Anti-Racism: American Mountain Guides Association Affinity ProgramscommunityAnaheed Saatchi (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/projecting-anti-racism-american-mountain-guides-association-affinity-programs
The Best Member Appreciation Events Around - part 2communityEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-best-member-appreciation-events-around
How to Throw the Best Member Appreciation Events - part 1communityEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/How-to-Throw-the-Best-Member-Appreciation-Events
Projecting Anti-Racism: Asking for Free Labor communityAnaheed Saatchi (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Projecting-Anti-Racism-Asking-for-Free-Labor
Member Engagement Series: How to Start a Blog for Your Climbing Gym communityEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Member-Engagement-Series-How-to-Start-a-Blog-for-Your-Climbing-Gym
Tech Tools to Run Your Climbing Gym Virtually communityCaleb Fitzgerald (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Tech-Tools-to-Run-Your-Climbing-Gym-Virtually-During-and-After-COVID-19
Ways to Keep Your Climbing Gym Community Engaged communityHilary Harris (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/8-Ways-to-Keep-Your-Climbing-Gym-Community-Engaged-During-COVID-19
6 Ways To Retain Your MemberscommunityEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/6-ways-to-retain-your-members
The Keys To Cultural LeadershipcommunityChris Stevenson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-keys-to-cultural-leadership
Meeting Social & Emotional Learning Goals Using ClimbingcommunityHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/meeting-social-and-emotional-learning-goals-using-climbing
The Powerful Potential Of A Positive CulturecommunityChris Stevenson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-powerful-potential-of-a-positive-culture
Marketing Your Climbing GymmarketingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/marketing-your-climbing-gym/
The Game of New Climber RetentionmarketingJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-game-of-new-climber-retention/
Economics of Big Little CompsmarketingJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/economics-of-big-little-comps/
Building a Website For Your Climbing GymmarketingJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/building-a-website-for-your-climbing-gym/
5 Social Media Faux Pas and How to Avoid ThemmarketingMarianne PostCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/5-social-media-faux-pas-and-how-to-fix-them/
Hyped for HalloweenmarketingJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/hyped-for-halloween/
You Should Think About New Years Marketing NowmarketingJake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/you-should-think-about-new-years-marketing-now
The Olympics Are Coming – So Might A Membership Bump marketingJake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-olympics-are-coming-so-might-a-membership-bump
5 Marketing Techniques Every Gym Can DomarketingEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/5-marketing-techniques-every-gym-can-do
Building Brand Awareness For Your Climbing GymmarketingMegan Walsh (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/building-brand-awareness-for-your-climbing-gym
Marketing Tips To Capture And Keep New Year’s Resolution-ErsmarketingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/marketing-tips-to-capture-and-keep-new-years-resolution-ers
Child Care, Risk Management & Member RetentionmarketingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/child-care-risk-management-and-member-retention
Cultivating Space: 10 Steps To Create And Maintain Cultural RelevancymarketingElyse Rylander (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/cultivating-space-10-steps-to-create-and-maintain-cultural-relevancy
Lessons from Two Decades of BusinessoperationsTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/lessons-from-two-decades-of-business/
Using Data to Make Connections in Climbing GymsoperationsKlimbzCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/using-data-to-make-connections-in-climbing-gyms/
The 24-Hour Climbing GymoperationsTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-24-hour-climbing-gym/
The Cost of a Nonprofit GymoperationsJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-cost-of-a-nonprofit-gym/
For the People, by the People: Why Co-Ops SurviveoperationsAaron GerryCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/for-the-people-by-the-people-why-co-ops-survive/
Optional Pay: 6 Lessons from a PioneeroperationsJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/optional-pay-6-lessons-from-a-pioneer/
Rental Shoe LoveoperationsJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/rental-shoe-love/
Cleaning Chemicals a Danger to EquipmentoperationsCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/cleaning-chemicals-a-danger-to-gear/
Learn From The Pandemic: Paid Leave And MoreoperationsKristin Horowitz (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/learn-from-the-pandemic-paid-leave-and-more
Control Risk In Your Gym The Right WayoperationsPaul Terbrueggen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/control-risk-in-your-gym-the-right-way
CWA Auto Belay PositionoperationsCWACWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/file/secure/auto-belay-position-paper---final-version.pdf
Specific Activities For Specific Outcomes operationsHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/specific-activities-for-specific-outcomes
How to Create Business Plans That Move, Support, and AdaptoperationsCWACWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/How-to-Create-Business-Plans-That-Move-Support-and-Adapt
5 Ideas For Making Your Gym More Eco-FriendlyoperationsMegan Walsh (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/5-ideas-for-making-your-gym-more-eco-friendly
Chalk Dust: Mitigation & Source ControloperationsAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/chalk-dust-mitigation-and-source-control
The Two Keys To A Great Customer ExperienceoperationsCaleb Fitzgerald (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-two-keys-to-a-great-customer-experience
Where To Begin With Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion InitiativesoperationsEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/where-to-begin-with-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-initiatives
Making Lemons Into Lemonade: A Step-By-Step Guide To Handling Mistakes In Your OrganizationoperationsChris Stevenson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/making-lemons-into-lemonade-a-step-by-step-guide-to-handling-mistakes-in-your-organization
Holiday Gifts for Your Gym Staffhuman resourcesZoe LeibovitchCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/holiday-gifts-for-your-gym-staff/
Workers Organize America’s First Climbing Gym Unionhuman resourcesJoe RobinsonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/workers-organize-americas-first-climbing-gym-union/
Managing Middle Managementhuman resourcesPaul Terbrueggen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/managing-middle-management
Why Weekly Meetings Help Your Team Succeedhuman resourcesHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/why-weekly-meetings-help-your-team-succeed
Mentoring Your Staff Is Critical And Here's Why: Part IIhuman resourcesBrendan (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/mentoring-your-staff-is-critical-and-heres-why-part-ii
Mentoring Your Staff Is Crucial And Here's Why: Part Ihuman resourcesBrendan (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/mentoring-your-staff-is-crucial-and-heres-why-part-i
Your Team Is More Valuable Than You Think human resourcesJake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/your-team-is-more-valuable-than-you-think
Promote Mental Wellbeing In The Workplace human resourcesHolly Chen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/promote-mental-wellbeing-in-the-workplace
Burnout Culture: Defining The Problem And Potential Solutions For Climbing Gymshuman resourcesAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/burnout-culture-defining-the-problem-and-potential-solutions-for-climbing-gyms
Creating A Positive Workplace Culture For Safety In The Climbing Gymhuman resourcesAaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/creating-a-positive-workplace-culture-for-safety-in-the-climbing-gym
How To Advocate And Bring Mental Health Awareness To Your Gymhuman resourcesMegan Walsh (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/how-to-advocate-and-bring-mental-health-awareness-to-your-gym
Effective Workplace Traininghuman resourcesAaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/effective-workplace-training
How To Maximize Your Staff Training Budgethuman resourcesAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/how-to-maximize-your-staff-training-budget
Shifting The Indoor Climbing Industry From Dirtbag To Professionalhuman resourcesNicole Brandt (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/shifting-the-indoor-climbing-industry-from-dirtbag-to-professional
Building Your Team's Performance And Cooperation With Some Simple Activitieshuman resourcesHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/building-your-teams-performance-and-cooperation-with-some-simple-activities
Streamlining Development In Indoor Climbing Gymshuman resourcesNicole Brandt (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/streamlining-development-in-indoor-climbing-gyms
Retention Strategies To Reduce Employee Turnoverhuman resourcesAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/retention-strategies-to-reduce-employee-turnover
What Makes A Great Manager?human resourcesEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/what-makes-a-great-manager
Closing The Gender Gap: What Climbing Can Learn From The Tech Industryhuman resourcesEva Kalea (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/closing-the-gender-gap-what-climbing-can-learn-from-the-tech-industry
2021 Grip List AwardsroutesettingJonathan LittauerCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/2021-grip-list-awards/
Grip Report Monthly: New Climbing Holds & VolumesroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/category/grip-reports/
How to Set Better Routes for ChildrenroutesettingJonathan LittauerCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/how-to-set-better-routes-for-children/
Tricks to Keep Easier Climbs InterestingroutesettingLouie AndersonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-setter-tricks-to-keep-easier-climbs-interesting/
Routesetting Today: 5 Trends From This Year’s Setter Showdownroutesetting360 HoldsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/routesetting-today-5-trends-from-this-years-setter-showdown-with-360/
Building Community Engagement Through RoutesettingroutesettingLouie AndersonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-setter-building-community-engagement-through-routesetting/
Tips for Getting Hired As A RoutesetterroutesettingLouie AndersonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-setter-tips-for-getting-hired/
Evolution of The Climbing HoldroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/evolution-of-the-climbing-hold/
Avoid These Common Routesetting MistakesroutesettingLouie AndersonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-setter-avoid-these-common-mistakes/
Routesetting Skills to Learn on Day OneroutesettingLouie AndersonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-setter-skills-to-learn-on-day-one/
Rope Access Rigging Headed for SettersroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/rope-access-rigging-headed-for-setters/
9 Routesetting EssentialsroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/9-routesetting-essentials/
Video: Austin Bouldering Project Epic Opening SetroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/abp-epic-opening-set/
Video: Secrets of World Cup SettingroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/video-secrets-of-world-cup-setting/
Anderson Revises Routesetting ManualroutesettingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/louie-anderson-revises-routesetting-manual/
7 Reasons Why Gyms Still Need Premium Holds - Now More Than EverroutesettingPremium HoldsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/7-reasons-why-gyms-still-need-premium-holds/
Give A Meaningful Performance Review To Your RoutesettersroutesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/give-a-meaningful-performance-review-to-your-routesetters
Why Building Your Network As A Routesetter MattersroutesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/why-building-your-network-as-a-routesetter-matters
(Route)Setting Good Standards – Create More Empathy In Your RoutesettingroutesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/routesetting-good-standards-create-more-empathy-in-your-routesetting
(Route)Setting Good Standards – Staff Clinics Help Your GymroutesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/routesetting-good-standards-staff-clinics-help-your-gym
Boost Your Setting Team’s Creativity With These 5 Exercises routesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/boost-your-setting-teams-creativity-with-these-5-exercises
Commercial Gyms Need Chief RoutesettersroutesettingJake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/commercial-gyms-need-chief-routesetters
(Route)Setting Good Standards – Prevent Burnout, Support Your Team routesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/routesetting-good-standards-prevent-burnout-support-your-team
(Route)Setting Good Standards – Expectations & Communication routesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/routesetting-good-standards-expectations-communication
(Route)Setting Good Standards – Professional Development Days routesettingHayley Moran (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/routesetting-good-standards-professional-development-days
Self-Care For Routesetters (And Anyone Experiencing Burnout)routesettingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/self-care-for-routesetters-and-anyone-experiencing-burnout
Gender, Variety, And Growth In RoutesettingroutesettingWillis (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/gender-variety-and-growth-in-routesetting
Diversity = Variety: What Does It Mean For Commercial Routesetting?routesettingWillis (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/diversity--variety-what-does-it-mean-for-commercial-routesetting
Focus On Workplace Safety – Eye Protection For Workers In Climbing FacilitiesroutesettingAaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/focus-on-workplace-safety--eye-protection-for-workers-in-climbing-facilities
One Small Step (Or How A Close Call Changed My Routesetting Life)routesettingPeter Zeidelhack (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/one-small-step-or-how-a-close-call-changed-my-routesetting-life
The Three Most Important Pieces Of Personal Protective Equipment For Climbing Wall WorkersroutesettingAaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-three-most-important-pieces-of-personal-protective-equipment-for-climbing-wall-workers
Balancing The Business, Creativity, And Labor Of RoutesettingroutesettingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/balancing-the-business-creativity-and-labor-of-routesetting
Beyond Fall Protection: Risk Management For Climbing Wall Workers In The Gym EnvironmentroutesettingAaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/beyond-fall-protection-risk-management-for-climbing-wall-workers-in-the-gym-environment
Training Board Hold SystemsprogrammingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/training-board-hold-systems/
Prefabricated Climbing Walls for Training BoardsprogrammingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/prefabricated-climbing-walls-for-training-boards/
How to Build a Successful Comp TeamprogrammingAmanda AshleyCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/how-to-build-a-successful-comp-team/
The Evolution of the Fitness ClassprogrammingJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-evolution-of-the-fitness-class/
10 Ways to Improve Your Climbing Gym's Youth ProgramprogrammingJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/10-ways-to-improve-your-climbing-gyms-youth-program/
Tips to Prepare Your Youth Programs for Summer: Operations and LogisticsprogrammingZoe LeibovitchCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/tips-to-prepare-your-youth-programs-for-summer-operations-and-logistics/
Tips to Prepare Your Youth Programs for Summer: Marketing and SalesprogrammingZoe LeibovitchCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/tips-to-prepare-your-youth-programs-for-summer-marketing-and-sales/
The Power of High School Climbing and the ASCL in ColoradoprogrammingAaron WilcoxCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-power-of-high-school-climbing-and-the-ascl-in-colorado/
An Invitation to Thrive: Wisconsin's High School Climbing LeagueprogrammingTrevor RussellCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/wisconsins-high-school-climbing-league-an-invitation-to-thrive/
Are Birthday Parties Worth It?programmingTino FiumaraCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/birthday-parties-worth-it/
Can We Actually Coach Climbing Remotely?programmingKris HamptonCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/can-we-actually-coach-climbing-remotely/
More Gyms Embrace Sensory-Friendly and Autism-Friendly Climbing ProgrammingprogrammingJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/more-gyms-embrace-sensory-friendly-and-autism-friendly-climbing-programming/
Coach Taylor Reed On Training Adults With IntentionprogrammingChris Oshinski (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/coach-taylor-reed-on-training-adults-with-intention
Coach Your Coaches With This Five Week PlanprogrammingHailey Caissie (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/coach-your-coaches-with-this-five-week-plan
Lessons For Climbing Coaches From Olympian Kyra CondieprogrammingHailey Caissie (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/lessons-on-coaching-from-olympian-kyra-condie
How Coaches Can Apply LTAD To Every GenerationprogrammingHailey Caissie (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/how-coaches-can-apply-ltad-to-every-generation
Learn Some Rock Gym Pro-Gramming Tips programmingHailey Caissie (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/learn-some-rock-gym-pro-gramming-tips
Coaches – Here’s a Climbing Game That Invents Itself programmingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/coaches-heres-a-climbing-game-that-invents-itself
Managing Youth Behavior Issues In The Gym Part 2 programmingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/managing-youth-behavior-issues-in-the-gym-part-2
Managing Youth Behavior Issues In The Gym programmingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/managing-youth-behavior-issues-in-the-gym-
Timing Is Everything: Age-Appropriate Training For Kids programmingHeather Reynolds (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/timing-is-everything-age-appropriate-training-for-kids
Making Your Gym More Inclusive – Adaptive Climbing Edition programmingHolly Chen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Thrive--A-Climbing-Business-Blog
Considerations for Returning to Youth ProgrammingprogrammingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Considerations-for-Returning-to-Youth-Programming
Activities For Adult Meetup ProgramsprogrammingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/activities-for-adult-meetup-programs
Long Term Athlete Development: From Good To Great In ClimbingprogrammingHeather Reynolds (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/long-term-athlete-development-from-good-to-great-in-climbing
Sequencing Activities For Youth Climbing ProgramsprogrammingHeadwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/sequencing-activities-for-youth-climbing-programs
Climbing Gym Programming 101programmingNicole Brandt (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/climbing-gym-programming-101
Indoor Climbing Programs For Boomers, Part II - Tips For Boomer InstructionprogrammingTom (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/indoor-climbing-programs-for-boomers-part-ii---tips-for-boomer-instruction
Indoor Climbing Programs For Boomers, Part I - The Boomer OpportunityprogrammingTom (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/indoor-climbing-programs-for-boomers-part-i---the-boomer-opportunity
Team Dynamics: Managing Different Ages/Abilities On A Small TeamprogrammingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/team-dynamics-managing-different-agesabilities-on-a-small-team
5 Programs Your Members Wish You'd OfferprogrammingEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/5-programs-your-members-wish-youd-offer
It’s Not A Cakewalk: How To Develop A Birthday Party ProgramprogrammingAmanda Ashley (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/its-not-a-cakewalk-how-to-develop-a-birthday-party-program
Optimizing Belay Lessons For Member AcquisitionprogrammingChristopher (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/optimizing-belay-lessons-for-member-acquisition
Gear Reports: New Climbing Products & ServicesretailingCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/category/gear-reports/
Apply The Bell Curve To Predict Retail Sales In Your GymretailingPaul Terbrueggen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/apply-the-bell-curve-to-predict-retail-sales-in-your-gym
Help Your Customers Buy Your Gear This Season retailingHailey Caissie (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/help-your-customers-buy-your-gear-this-season
10 Tips To Merchandise Your Retail Shop retailingTodd McCormick (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/10-tips-to-merchandise-your-retail-shop
Engaging Staff On Retail Engages Customers, Too retailingTodd McCormick (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/engaging-staff-on-retail-engages-customers-too
The 13th Month: Retail In Climbing Gyms retailingTodd McCormick (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-13th-month-retail-in-climbing-gyms
The Art of Product Selection retailingTodd McCormickin (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/the-art-of-product-selection
5 Retail Items Your Gym Should Be SellingretailingEmma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/5-retail-items-your-gym-should-be-selling
Ask a Lawyer: Why Data Privacy Matters for GymslegalGregory RedaCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-why-data-privacy-matters-for-gyms/
Anatomy of Documenting an AccidentlegalRuthie Rivers, Granite InsuranceCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/anatomy-of-documenting-an-accident-by-granite-insurance/
The Law of Employee PaylegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/the-law-of-employee-pay/
What's an Employee?legalRuthie Rivers, Granite InsuranceCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/whats-an-employee-granite-insurance-weighs-in/
Volunteer Ins & OutslegalRuthie Rivers, Granite InsuranceCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/volunteer-ins-and-outs-with-granite-insurance/
Why Corporate Formation MatterslegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/why-corporate-formation-matters/
Spotting Employment DiscriminationlegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/spotting-employment-discrimination/
Navigating Intellectual Property LawlegalJason StearnsCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/navigating-intellectual-property-law/
Is Your Gym Guilty of Music Piracy?legalCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/is-your-gym-guilty-of-music-piracy/
Should Politics Mix with Climbing?legalCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/should-politics-mix-with-climbing/
A Public Relations PrimerlegalJohn BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/a-public-relations-primer/
Avoiding Risks with Hourly Pay and OvertimelegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-avoiding-risks-with-hourly-pay-and-overtime/
The Legality of Scholarship ProgramslegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-the-legality-of-scholarship-programs
Gym to Crag Risk ManagementlegalRuthie Rivers, Granite InsuranceCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/gym-to-crag-risk-management-with-granite-insurance/
4 Ways To Reduce Risk in Your GymlegalBill ZimmermanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/4-ways-to-reduce-risk-in-your-gym/
Gym Waivers and Employee TattooslegalJason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-gym-waivers-and-employee-tattoos/
Should Gyms Be Reporting Accidents?legalCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/should-gyms-be-reporting-accidents/
Your Legal Duty of CarelegalReb GregCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/your-legal-duty-of-care/
Monument Rolls Out Insurance InnovationslegalMonument InsuranceCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/monument-rolls-out-insurance-innovations/
Address Broken Rules In The GymlegalDavid Gladish (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/address-broken-rules-in-the-gym
CWA Now Offering Canadian Insurance legalCWACWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/cwa-now-offering-canadian-insurance
Be Prepared For Crisis At Your GymlegalRobert Angell (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/be-prepared-for-crisis-at-your-gym
Legal Challenges for Billing in the Fitness IndustrylegalGarnet Moore (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/billing-challenges-in-the-fitness-industry
CWA’s Public Policy Agenda: Protecting Our SportlegalRobert Angell (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/cwas-public-policy-agenda-protecting-our-sport
Covid-19 News & Resources for Climbing WallsCovid-19CBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/climbing-wall-manager-guidebook/covid-19-resources-for-climbing-walls/
Lessons Learned from the COVID Crisis (Vol 1): Have a Growth MindsetCovid-19John BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/lessons-learned-from-the-covid-crisis-vol-1-have-a-growth-mindset/
Lessons Learned from the COVID Crisis (Vol 2): We Are Better TogetherCovid-19John BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/lessons-learned-from-the-covid-crisis-vol-2-we-are-better-together/
Should Gyms Give COVID-19 Orientations?Covid-19John BurgmanCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/should-gyms-give-covid-19-orientations/
Can Gyms Require Vaccination?Covid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-can-climbing-gyms-require-vaccination/
Hiring in the Age of COVIDCovid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-hiring-in-the-age-of-covid/
COVID-19 and LiabilityCovid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-covid-19-and-liability-for-climbing-gyms
Can Gyms Ask Sick Customers to Leave?Covid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-can-gyms-ask-sick-customers-to-leave
Ask A Lawyer: Consequences for Gyms That Stay OpenCovid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-consequences-for-gyms-that-stay-open/
Study Showing Chalk Reduces Virus By 99% Now Peer ReviewedCovid-19CBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/study-showing-chalk-reduces-virus-by-99-percent-now-peer-reviewed/
Keeping Your Gym's Services Valuable During the COVID-19 ClosureCovid-19Manny EscalanteCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/keep-your-gym-valuable-during-covid-19/
Consequences for Gyms That Stay OpenCovid-19Jason PillCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/ask-a-lawyer-consequences-for-gyms-that-stay-open/
What To Expect From A Vaccine MandateCovid-19Jake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/what-to-expect-from-a-vaccine-mandate
Holding Climbing Events In The COVID Era Covid-19Jake Byk (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/holding-climbing-events-in-the-covid-era
Communication Strategies for Mask Requirements Covid-19Holly Chen (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Communication-Strategies-for-Mask-Requirements
What happens when someone at my gym tests positive?Covid-19Emma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/What-happens-when-someone-at-my-gym-tests-positive
How to Plan Activities for Groups and Teams During COVID Covid-19Headwall Group (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/How-to-Plan-Activities-for-Groups-and-Teams-During-COVID
Climbing Gym Workplace Health & Safety for COVID-19 Part II Covid-19Aaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/climbing-gym-workplace-health-and-safety-for-covid-19---part-ii
Climbing Gym Workplace Health & Safety for COVID-19 Part ICovid-19Aaron Gibson (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/climbing-gym-workplace-health-and-safety-for-covid-19---part-i
Adjusting to the New Realty: How to Avoid and De-Escalate Customer Conflicts Covid-19Emma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Adjusting-to-the-New-Reality-How-to-Avoid-and-De-Escalate-Customer-Conflicts
Adjusting to the New Reality: How to Communicate with Your Customers Covid-19Emma Walker (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Adjusting-to-the-New-Reality-How-to-Communicate-with-Your-Customers
Membership Communications During Gym Closures Covid-19Laura Allured (CWA)CWAhttps://www.cwapro.org/blog/Membership-Communications-During-Gym-Closures
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Training Advice & ToolssuppliersCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/directory/coaching-training/
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Guide Services, Books & AppssuppliersCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/directory/climbing-guide-services-books-apps/
Media OutletssuppliersCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/directory/climbing-media-outlets/
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Climbing Gym MapsuppliersCBJCBJhttps://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/directory/map