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Some may be surprised to learn that Vertical Solutions completes a significant number of residential and corporate climbing wall projects every year. The challenges of these walls are much different than commercial projects; bringing climbing into your home or workplace requires a different approach to building integration and overall degree of difficultly, among other things. Many times these projects have a strong, and warranted focus on aesthetics. We work closely with the stakeholders & property owners to deliver exactly what they envision. These examples below are just the beginning of what we can do for your residence or corporation.
This climbing wall in a Utah residence has some really beautiful hardwood inlays incorporated into the design.
You can get creative with your home climbing walls if you have the space. This Utah residence has a significant overhung section and Habit Flooring to arrest any falls.
A wide angle of the climbing area featuring plenty of bouldering space as well as two top rope sections with custom belay bars.
Habit Flooring dovetails into this home climbing wall project nicely, with this 12" system being perfect for the typical wall height you would get in a home application.
Even in a home climbing wall application you can get creative with some dedicated space for training. This hangboard box was built to match the VS walls.
This residential project was built using MLM multi-layer hardwood walls, and features a couple of really challenging features coupled with a mostly vertical top-rope area.
A close-up detail shot of how panel joints were treated in this home wall. The hardwood detail accents the design nicely, while also creating a seamless appearance.
Custom belay bars sit atop the vertical MLM walls for top rope climbing at this Utah residence.
You can easily integrate climbing wall design features you'd find in a modern climbing gym, into your home/residential project. This Utah residence is a perfect example.
This climbing wall project was built into the basement of this Utah residence, and incorporates a small basketball court alongside the climbing.
This smaller project is actually part of a commercial climbing gym in Logan, UT - Elevation rock gym. We've included it in this gallery as an example of the type of project you could accomplish in a residence due to it's overall size and efficient use of space.
A wide angle of the home-sized bouldering area at Elevation Rock Gym. The custom paint and branding aligns with their corporate logo, and creates a visually-interesting design complimenting the MLM climbing wall features.
Up close detail of the three distinct surface treatments used in this bouldering wall project, with standard textured birch, textured hardwood inlay, and textured & painted panels.
If you've got the space and motivation to climb steep overhung problems, you can incorporate a unique cave into your home wall climbing project.
Another close up detail of an arête edge at Elevation Rock Gym, showing the hardwood inlay seamlessly flowing over to the adjacent panel.
The cave in this bouldering project is a great example of efficient design for tight spaces. A residence can easily incorporate something similar if desired and can be customized to your exact vision.
More seamless detail work on this smaller bouldering project in Logan, Utah. A lot of effort goes into making all of our finished products something that is suitable for residential applications, where poor construction would be immediately noticeable, and is simply not an option.
Another view of the MLM constructed climbing walls, complete with Habit Flooring underneath for an incredibly clean appearance.
Habit Flooring is not only the most durable and safe flooring on the market, but also the most aesthetic, which is what you should be aiming for in your residence.
Climbing walls are ideal to incorporate into a school gymnasium, and is definitely growing in popularity as seen here at the Wasatch Academy. They typically already have the clear-height for good climbing, and many times already have the structural requirements necessary.
Like most schools and universities, the Wasatch Academy has one consistent branding effort throughout all of their facilities and assets. We were able to easily match their paint scheme to make their climbing walls fit in seamlessly with their existing gym.
Fold-up flooring from Habit allows you to efficiently utilize the floor space of your gymnasium when the climbing walls are not being used, and can be provided as part of a specialized package for schools and universities.
A wide-angle view of the Wasatch Academy gymnasium, with the VS-designed and built climbing walls. You can see from this picture just how natural you can make your climbing project integrate within your gym, even if you have limited space overall.
This picture gives you an idea of how well this two story climbing wall fits into the office space at Zagg Inc.It doesn't take up much floor space, but gives employees more than enough room to have some fun.
A top view of the climbing walls at Zagg Inc., which feature two TruBlue auto belays for employees who want to fit in a quick climb without a partner.
From this floor view, you can see how this project nestles into a corner of this open area between two office floors. We can easily brand the walls to your corporate identity, or give them the Vertical Solutions treatment with beautiful and distinct hardwood details.
Looking up at the 90º climbing walls at Zagg Inc., and the slightly overhung features built from custom-stained hardwood.
Floor to ceiling, Vertical Solutions designed and built this climbing project to make use of what would otherwise be dead space at the Zagg Inc. offices.
Another view of the climbing walls at Zagg Inc. Vertical Solutions provided them with a full turn-key package which included the design and manufacturing of climbing walls, all flooring, holds, ropes, and auto belays.
Stepping back, you can see how the climbing walls fit into this space for employees to have some fun. Zagg Inc. likes to give their employees a good quality of life both in and out of the office.
Habit Flooring is an essential part of the corporate climbing wall package, and can be made to be permanently installed as seen here, or fold up and tie-into the walls when not in use.
This home climbing wall in NYC has multiple hardwood surfaces expertly applied to the geometric MLM construction style.
This NYC homeowner took full advantage of the Vertical Solutions package offer, which included wall design and construction, Habit bouldering floors, and climbing holds from Proxy brands as seen here.
This NYC home climbing project turned out flawless. The homeowner was thrilled with the execution on the hardwood detail inlays and stains, and the totally seamless joints between angled panels.
The homeowner of this project opted for a mid-level grit in the clear surface texture to give climbers an added advantage when working up the wall.
The space in this NYC home actually has a significant amount of natural light coming through via skylight in the ceiling. This feature has the added benefit of additional climbing height for a small child-sized route area.
Another detail shot of how seamless the transition between birch panels and custom hardwood inlay strips are. Also shown is how precise of a fit the MLM design & construction style can get to existing steel structures.
The owner of this NYC home wanted a large play area for children with a climbing wall. However, the design criteria of the home climbing wall weren't as simple as some would think, with a number of complex faceted angles and aesthetic features necessary.
A natural fit for commercial gyms or residential projects alike: Habit Flooring covers all sizes and needs from 2" route climbing floors all the way up to 16"-plus thick bouldering systems.
Here's a wide view of the bouldering and climbing wall, where you can see how the wall's design took advantage of the skylight relief in the ceiling, and some of the other fun things to play with.
A full view of the space with all of the fun areas the homeowners wanted for children to interact with. Additionally, you can see most of the full steel structure that VS fabricated to tie it all together and support everything.
Eddie Bauer came to Vertical Solutions and ultimately decided on our products and services because we were aligned perfectly with the project scope and could produce something on-brand. The quality of our product is literally store-front worthy due to our meticulous attention to detail.
This view of the Eddie Bauer climbing wall at one of their important Seattle locations shows how intricate and faceted the design is, almost mimicking a tree indoors and branching out over the physical entryway to the products.
Often, climbing walls built for corporate offices and especially storefronts can become works of art on their own. This wall for Eddie Bauer is as much of a statement as it is a functional wall.
One of the wall's requirements was to integrate signage that reminded people what brand should be on the top of their mind, but also not detract or overpower the wall itself. This simple acrylic on standoffs option was a clean answer.
A closeup of the anchors built into the climbing wall of the Eddie Bauer storefront. While no rope is permanently installed, the company holds community days where they open it up to climbers in-store.
This indoor climbing wall was custom-built to take advantage of the storefront area and attract passers-by. The effort of Eddie Bauer to identify with climbers, climbing enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers is supremely evident in this important Seattle location.
As with all Vertical Solutions climbing walls, Habit Flooring is the safest, cleanest, and most aesthetic counterpart. For corporate walls the clean-ability is key to maintain the professional look you want representing your business.
The Vertical Solutions aesthetic was a perfect match for the Eddie Bauer brand. This project gave us the ability to showcase a different style of wood surface treatment integrated into our tried-and-tested MLM geometric design & construction style.
Eddie Bauer has a prime location in this outdoor Seattle mall. It was important that the design of their storefront represent their brand and the clothing they sell, and not clash with the existing exterior design. The VS Team contributed to this successful project in both aspects.