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We have a lot of happy and profitable customers. Of equal importance, is that we have contributed to local climbing cultures for over a decade now. Every project we take on requires an extreme amount of hard work, emotional investment, and unrelenting dedication to complete. We're of the opinion that you get out what you put in, and in the case of the project galleries below, this is more than evident. Of the many gyms and walls we have built, these are the cream of the crop. These are the indoor climbing gyms that we would point to when asked: “What is your company capable of?" Well, take a look below and see for yourself.

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Crux Climbing Center

The newest climbing facility in Austin, TX boasts almost 11,000 sq. ft. of climbing area, windows to climb on, a 1400 sq. ft. cave with a fully-climbable 13’ ceiling, intricate lighting detail, an adjustable (yes, adjustable) climbing wall called the “Future Wall”, custom Habit Flooring system, and specialized wall colors and textures. With all of these funky and eclectic features, the owners can easily keep Austin weird. 

 

 

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Birmingham Boulders

The poster-child for why Birmingham was noted in Outside Magazine's Best Towns list, this beautiful facility is actually one of two owned by the same climbers, Joe Ortega and Tim Diegmann. Dedicated specifically to bouldering, Joe and Tim expanded from the original facility First Ave Rocks to accommodate massive growth in the climbing community over the past years. Featuring just over 6,600 sq.ft. of climbing, the design relies on both ARC and MLM construction to provide challenge and variety to their member-base. Whats more, is the 1,500 sq.ft. of climbing walls in The Forge training area...

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Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders’ facilities are the nation’s premier climbing gyms in major metropolitan areas. Two New York City locations, Boston, and Chicago, have all had VS design and manufacturing incorporated. Their brand of giving members much more than climbing walls, such as working & collaboration spaces, music/art performances and even TED Talks, has created a culture that resonates with these urban populations.  This facility in the ultra up-and-coming Somerville neighborhood specifically features a 40,000 sq. ft. floor plan with 28,000 sq. ft. of climbing, a multitude of…

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Brooklyn Boulders

The facility that started it all back in 2009: Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) original Gowanus location. Set right in the heart of Brooklyn, this BKB facility was home-grown and launched the BKB brand into success by tapping into a previously ignored urban population looking for a unique climbing experience. When you go to BKB you are not just a climbing gym member, you are part of a dedicated community built to inspire you to do awesome things. This diverse community opens you up to challenge yourself in every way possible, be it physically, emotionally, or mentally. At Brooklyn Boulders...

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Brooklyn Boulders

Continuing on their path of building more than just an indoor climbing gym, this Chicago location marks the expansion of BKB westward to deliver their third entry into a major metropolitan area. With this facility and the two before it, Brooklyn Boulders has not only proven, but refined their model for success. The Chicago population had a major need for a new type of workout facility that embodied and aligned with all of their interests; and BKB delivered in a big way. Providing a climbing community for urban populations is what BKB has mastered and continued to tackle, but they won’t settle for anything short of...

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Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag

The owners of Übergrippen are essentially executing on the perfect plan of bringing a modern, design-driven facility to a city that couldn't be more deserving. Successful in their existing careers, Jake and Kim Crine decided to hang up the office commute and pursue their passion for climbing and entrepreneurship. Shortly after finding the ideal real estate to do so, they started building a 23,000 square foot facility and incorporating plans resulting in 16,000 square feet of route climbing and 2,500 square feet of bouldering . Most early-stage climbing gym owners would be satisfied with accomplishing...

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Steep Rock Bouldering

Opened in 2013, this bouldering-specific facility located on the Upper East Side of New York City packs a lot into a small space. This climbing gym features over 2000 square feet of climbing walls, using ARC designs for curved features throughout. It is impressive how easily you can get your fix for climbing met in the middle of the largest metropolitan area in the US. The unique dimensions of the space required proper planning ahead of time to maximize the floor plan for climbing square footage, fall zones, customer ease of approach, and one seriously steep cave design feature. 

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The Front Climbing Club

The sister facility to The Front Climbing Club in SLC, Ogden is an equally impressive facility in its own right, being located in a stunning downtown historic building with challenging interior architecture. Similar to its SLC sister, Ogden opted to design and build a combination of ARC and MLM indoor climbing wall systems that utilize an existing open and airy layout in lieu of maximized climbing area. With that said, there are some very inventive spaces that distinguish the facility from the norm. Taking this design approach allowed the owners to create additional usable area in the form of a mezzanine...

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Brooklyn Boulders

You would think having built three indoor climbing gyms in major metropolitan areas previously, that the teams at BKB and VS would have seen and adapted to it all. But this location, which serves a different subset of New York City’s nearly 8.5 million residents, proved there were still many new challenges out there in order to deliver a new type of indoor climbing facility to an underserved community. It’s hard enough to design and construct any type of new business in a city like New York City, but it was incredibly important for the owners of Brooklyn Boulders to return to their roots and...

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The Front Climbing Club

Welcome to one of the most impressive indoor rock climbing facilities in the world. Boasting over 50,000 square feet of facility with 35,000 square feet of rock climbing, cardio and free weights, outdoor courtyard, full-service cafe, multiple yoga studios, a full retail/gear shop, and a separate mountain sports training facility. It encompasses everything the outdoor rock climbing enthusiast would ever need in an urban area. This climbing gym is our own ‘urban oasis’ in the heart of downtown SLC, and serves as the office headquarters for Vertical Solutions and all of our umbrella brands.

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Santa Fe Climbing Center

Santa Fe Climbing Center is the poster child for what happens when a business owner dedicates themselves to the climbing community they serve. With decades of history behind it, the owners decided that growth was the key and built a complete replacement facility. Modernization with gorgeous wood walls was compulsory, yes, but deviation in their focus and floor plan was not. SFCC maintained their 100% dedication to core climbing audience by throwing every square foot they had in the new facility at climbing only, no other distractions. With that in mind, future proofing was also a…

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CIBA Climbing

CIBA Climbing Gym’s mission is to provide patrons of all ages a fun, controlled climbing gym environment in which to exercise, socialize, and gain new climbing skills. The owners knew they had the community support to justify their vision, as their community is small, but highly focused on climbing. It was important that they not loose sight of the goals, and planned the size of their project and climbing walls appropriately without breaking the bank to accomplish it. They focus on the fundamentals and sharing the joy of climbing with individuals of all ages and skill levels so one main…

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Ground Up Climbing Centre

Ground Up built a well-deserved indoor climbing gym with Vertical Solutions that is every bit as beautiful inside as B.C. is outside. The owners wanted their facility to have a balance focused on rope climbing, but their bouldering wall couldn’t be lacking in appearance. As a result they dedicated most of the 8,000 sq. ft. wall space to rope climbing, but the 16 ft. tall & 94 ft. long bouldering wall is a standout not to be taken lightly. At that height and with compound curves throughout, the result is somehow both aesthetically inviting from afar and menacing on the approach. Aesthetics were ultra …

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The BLOC Climbing + Fitness

The BLOC indoor rock climbing gym is a 20,000 square foot dedicated bouldering and fitness with 7,000 square feet of climbing walls. The model for this business is pretty unique, because it's actually a sister indoor climbing facility to their dedicated rope-climbing gym located nearby. Already having success with an existing facility allowed them to identify how underserved their market was and craft their vision of how to address the needs of all. So, enter the plan for flowing, curved, custom-stained and expertly manufactured extra tall bouldering walls, complete with a large and...

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Walls - ARC

The walls that launched our company into the spotlight, our exclusive three-layer ARC system exhibits beautiful, aesthetic curves, sweeping lines, cathedral-like impact, and the incredible durability that Vertical Solutions is known for. This style of wall design will separate you from the competition, and have your customers anxious to send new routes as soon as they go up. ARC walls represent the future of climbing gym design but our expertise is due to our 10 year history delivering stunning examples. Event within that 10 years, every design is one-of-a-kind, so head over to our gallery to see what is possible...

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Walls - MLM

Our Multi-Layer Modular geometric panels are our the simplest, most economic way of producing climbing walls while still having a major impact on your gym aesthetics. While many people still use a basic one-layer design to achieve cost-efficiency, Vertical Solutions still uses two layers of sheeting in this system, resulting in an incredibly stout and durable 1” thick wall. Once assembled on-site, all of the high-end stains, textures and finishes are still available to our clients that we use with our premium ARC wall systems. Click over to our gallery and see how our MLM geometric walls...

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Floors - Bouldering

With our Habit Flooring system, you can drastically reduce service intervals, injury count, and employee time spent on cleaning and maintaining. This will result in increased operational efficiency as well as profitability. Our ballistic system has been tested and is currently in use at some of the nations most premier climbing and training facilities, and is perfect for high traffic applications that need superior abrasion, puncture and tear resistance. When compared to the various vinyl materials and other woven nylon products used by many of our competitor's systems, our material…

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Floors - Route

Route flooring is important to get right in your facility just like your bounding floor system. The essential functionality is intended to protect heel strikes in case of a fall before attaining the first clip on lead. But you want it to have a clean aesthetic, while providing comfort for your partner belaying you below. Our route flooring is typically designed as a 2” closed cell system to hold up to high foot traffic, while also maintaining the ability to attenuate heel strike impacts. Have a need for something even more unique? This system can be also be ordered in a variety of thicknesses, colors and...

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