Welcome to Climbing Business Journal



Routesetter.com is pleased to launch ClimbingBusinessJournal.com!

Climbing Business Journal will provide complete coverage of the indoor rock climbing industry.  CBJ will offer news of climbing facility openings, closures and expansions, along with industry best practices, product news, coverage of climbing events and legal issues relevant to the indoor rock climbing community.  This site will serve professionals at commercial rock climbing gyms, bouldering gyms, recreation center and university climbing walls.

As the indoor climbing industry has grown climbing business professionals — climbing business owners and managers, climbing coaches, routesetters, rec center administrators as well as the designers, manufacturers and salespeople at climbing wall and equipment companies — have needed a convenient way to find up to date information about their industry.  CBJ will serve up breaking news from around the internet and will create original news articles and videos.  Routesetters do not worry, CBJ will still cover the world of routesetting by offering how-to’s, hold reviews, setter profiles and comp coverage.

It was not long ago when the “indoor climbing industry” was not much of an industry.  Not any longer! This sector of the health and fitness industry is growing fast, with new gyms opening every month and new companies to support those gyms popping up all across the country and the world.  Universities, colleges and community centers are filling their recreation centers with state of the art climbing walls, and these facilities are introducing the sport of climbing and bouldering to thousands of people every day. The industry is poised to become one of the most popular and economically prosperous segments of the sporting sector.

We hope you find the content on this site valuable and we welcome your feedback.