Renovating a climbing wall is a cost-effective way to modernize and upgrade your core offering, while minimizing your facility’s down time. Our team at EP Climbing put together some expert tips and insights to keep in mind when remodeling a climbing facility. From design considerations to increased revenue potential, we’ll overview the essentials you need to know to make your climbing wall remodel a success.
Design Considerations for Climbing Wall Remodels
When it comes to climbing wall remodels, one of the most important aspects to keep in mind is safety. Before making any changes, it’s crucial to have your existing climbing wall or gym inspected by a professional to ensure that it meets all necessary safety requirements.
Another important consideration is maximizing the space and optimizing the layout of your climbing wall. Incorporating new trends and ideas into your wall design can have a big impact on attracting new climbers and keeping your existing members engaged.
Benefits of Climbing Wall Remodels
Remodeling your climbing wall or gym can bring a variety of benefits to your business. By improving the user experience, you can better cater to your clientele and increase revenue for your climbing gym. A well-maintained and updated climbing wall can also help you stand out from the competition and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for your members.
Additional remodel benefits:
- New climbing wall for a fraction of the cost
- Direct replacement with minimal structural costs and engineering
- Shortened install times and minimized down time by utilizing an existing structure
- Increased wall lifespan
- Improved aesthetics with a modern wall
Upgrading to modern vertical solutions will:
- Make it possible to set routes with large holds and volumes
- Expand climbing terrain versatility
- Increase capacity of usability
- Help gyms to better serve the climbing community and keep up with today’s climbing standards
When planning a climbing wall remodel, it is important to prioritize safety, function, and revenue potential, as well as consider new ideas and solutions to refresh and update your gym. By following these core steps, you can modernize a climbing wall or gym to be appealing to climbers of all levels.
The climbing industry is continually evolving, so working with a partner who has industry leading knowledge and who stays current with the latest climbing trends and innovations is invaluable when it’s time to upgrade or expand.
Interested in learning more about remodeling or expanding your own climbing gym? EP Climbing is here to help.
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EP Climbing is a pioneer in the climbing wall and accessories industry, designing, manufacturing and installing custom solutions for the sport of climbing around the world. EP is active in a variety of markets: from commercial climbing gyms to school & university walls to complex structures for regional/national/international competitions, tactical training, and outdoor parks. EP offers solutions that cater to every environment, climber, and climbing discipline. Built in Bend, OR since 1988.