Business Consulting

We realize that your business’s success is riding on more than just a climbing wall. When you collaborate with Vertical Solutions, you have the opportunity to leverage our unique advantage of being successful gym operators. No other maker of comparable climbing walls can say the same of themselves. We offer an untouchable level of insider expertise and a matching range of consulting options below. We are here to help you in every step of the process if needed; not just sell you a climbing wall.

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Business Development Package


We have a complete suite of financial and business tools to help you get your project funded and on track for profits. As owner/operators, we have a proven track record to back it up. If you are in the very beginning stages and first phase of gym ownership, you should be considering our climbing gym development package that takes the guesswork out of the process and literally gives you templates for success. The package, priced at $2000, is not meant to be a profit center for us unlike some offerings by other companies. We invest our OWN time and money in our clients, because we want you to be comfortable with the funding stage of your business, and prepare you accordingly for the important conversations you need to have. In essence, we want to pull out all of the stops to accelerate your business plan and get you to your grand opening and running successfully.

As a preliminary step, you can review a sample of the climbing gym financial projection sheets located in our Downloads & Links section below. As a part of the business development package, you would receive a unique version of this completely customized to your business plan (after consultation & discussions of course). This, among many other things like:

  • $2000 credit that will roll-up towards wall design and construction costs.
  • A fully customized Climbing Gym Financial Plan Calculator, including up to 10 hours of consultation.
  • Business plan consultation to customize our Climbing Gym Business Plan to your specific vision.
  • A powerpoint Climbing Gym Pitch Deck with consultation and customization.
  • Bank document templates (P&L, Financial Statement, and everything on the roadmap for an SBA loan)
  • Partnership structure consultation.
  • Market demographic & population consultation.
  • Access to marketing and industry research, reports, from various outlets that inform you on who your customers are and how to engage them.

Here’s a link for payment when you want to get started.

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Architectural Design

Architectural design is incredibly important to convey your brand vision inside and out. We’ve teamed up with some impressive talent to tackle projects well beyond the scope of a climbing wall. If you are looking at building from the ground-up or making significant architectural changes, we have the experience to deliver this much more cost-effectively than a traditional firm.

Operational Expertise
  • Climbing is just one of the services that you will offer your customers if you want a well-rounded product offering. Climbing training classes, yoga, personal training, youth teams, etc. are all part of the equation you want to provide at your gym. Vertical Solutions can iron out exactly what you need to keep your audience engaged and spreading the word to their friends.

  • Retail operations are key to supplemental revenue for your business. You will have a highly engaged audience of climbers walking through your doors every single day that all purchase equipment and apparel from somewhere. Vertical Solutions will show you why it needs to be you that they buy from, and take it a step further by showing you how to integrate it into your gym floor plan.

  • Route setting is an art. The difference between good and bad setting is huge. Climbers of all abilities deserve good route setting and, in this era of modern climbing gyms, they’ve grown to expect it. Vertical Solutions makes its expert route setters available with all climbing wall packages. People come to climbing gyms to climb routes. A good wall is worthless with bad setting.

  • Getting your staff and management to function like a well-oiled machine isn’t easy. Climbing gyms need to be an environment that is light and fun, while still being professional. Vertical Solutions can coach you on how to recruit and hire the right people for your organization, and how to keep them. On top of this we can show you the specialized software tools necessary for everyday management and communications with your staff.

  • One of the best ways to get people psyched on your gym is to host a competition! This can be just a fun event for locals, or a fully sanctioned national event. Either way, Vertical Solutions can prepare you for how to run the events and give you the software you need to manage the actual competition, how to market, advertise and attract an audience and sponsors, and even profit from it.

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