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Mitigating Risk with Petzl and VS

A climbing gym business can be risky in many aspects. It’s important for gym owners to start addressing those risks early on in their project, and to consider all facets of risk management. Those risks range from the subtle fallout from a simple overstocking of your retail space all the way to a customer or worker injury at your gym.

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Crux: Expanding Austin’s Climbing Scene

Crux Climbing Center is a 22,000-square-foot facility located in South Austin’s Dawson Neighborhood. With unique services and gym designs like the Future Wall and 24-hour access, owner and Austin local Kevin Goradia has made Crux a competitive player in Austin’s climbing gym community. Continue reading to hear how this gym came to fruition, how it succeeds in the community’s tight-knit scene and how it plans to expand elsewhere.

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Do You Know The 5 Cs of Lending?

The concepts that lenders use to gauge the creditworthiness of a potential borrower are called the 5 Cs. If you’re needing to raise money through lenders (banks or investors), you’ll need to understand the Cs and how they affect your chances of receiving a loan.

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Oso: The Newest Dallas Climbing Gym

If you’ve been itching to see what a monster, industrial renovation looks like, then you need to head to 1330 Conant Street in Dallas, Texas. Along with an army of construction workers, engineers, architects and the likes, you’ll find Chris Whittaker – the founder of Oso Climbing Gyms and the mastermind behind the renovation.

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St. George Gets First Climbing Gym

With near perfect year-round temperatures, beautiful sandstone around every corner and Zion National Park just next door, St. George is a hotbed for outdoor rock climbing. Now, the city is getting its very first climbing gym thanks to co-founders Chris Horton, Jacquelyn Horton, Jeff Compas and Jenny Compas.

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Long Beach Rising is Now Open!

Life was going well for Grayston Leonard - he was a route setter at a popular gym ten minutes from his house in L.A. Things were easy, but he saw an opportunity, and took the bold step into gym ownership...

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The Front South Main Update

​A recent update from the new Front Climbing Club on South Main in Millcreek, Utah. Good things are coming!​

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Introducing Brimstone Boulders

It was a Wednesday afternoon and the sounds of rain pitter-pattered on rooftops across town. Like any other rainy day in Hood River, an Oregon town of 7,600 which borders Washington on the Columbia River, most people were at home or work, or any number of the eateries, breweries or coffee shops around town. Except for Conor Byrne and Jen Altschul. They weren’t sipping IPAs or a dark roast. They were touring history...

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Method Climbing - Newark, New Jersey's First Climbing Gym

We believe rock climbing gyms can help positively shape a community, which is why we're excited to partner with Method Climbing by helping them build Newark, New Jersey's first rock climbing gym.

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Never The Same

A brief video capturing why our clients choose to work with us, and what we bring to the table.

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ATP: The next generation in climber training boards

The new Adjustable Training Platform (ATP) from Vertical Solutions is the first product in the forthcoming Optimatrix series of training products specifically for climbing.

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Longmont Climbing Collective is NOW OPEN!

The VS Team worked crazy hard to get this gorgeous bouldering gym ready in time for owners Mack and Bryan to throw their grand opening. No stranger to successful climbing businesses, Mack and Bryan also own and operate Butora USA, so this gym had to be top notch to match their brand. Check out the drone fly-through to get a good scope of how unique this project is!

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Home, School, and Corporate Climbing Wall Popularity Increasing with National Commercial Gym Growth

Commercial Indoor Climbing Gyms are still growing at an exceptional rate; 10% according to the latest Climbing Business Jornal analysis. Just as popular, and perhaps slightly more popular, are families building climbing walls and training gyms in their homes, and businesses incorporating them into their office interiors as employee perks.

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Nashville's most impressive indoor climbing gym is now open!

This drone fly-through video will give you a glimpse into yet another super-unique project from Vertical Solutions, and one built to last for decades of hard usage.

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New must-read guide for climbing gym owners looking to maximize their investment in bouldering floors is available now

We just published a white paper comparing the performance of common bouldering floor materials, and it's available as a completely free download. Sifting through pros and cons of bouldering floor materials and choosing the right one for your climbing gym can be intimidating. Flooring systems for bouldering usage require that a very specific set of criteria be met. Until now, this research could take you weeks to accomplish and even with that, you would be missing a lot of comparison info.

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