Posts in category "Behind the Walls

Anatomy of a Habit Bouldering Floor

How bouldering-specific usage has changed the look and function of climbing gym floors forever.

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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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Break Ground with High-Steppe Climbing Center

Fifth-generation Yakima farmer and president of Roy Farms, Michael Roy, is capitalizing on the Yakima’s growing outdoor community. With climbing being his main passion outside of farming, he’s now preparing to welcome the first-ever climbing gym to the area!

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Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge location is the epitome of complex and creative climbing wall design

BKB Queensbridge is the brand's fourth facility, so it's easy to say they know what they are doing. This climbing facility is in a very unique location and as such, had to conform to some complex design criteria. This walk-through video shows how space was maximized to boast over 13,000 square feet of climbing.

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Brooklyn Boulders' drone video fly-through illustrates enormity

This indoor climbing gym is big...one of the biggest. Stepping inside this behemoth is the only way to get closer than this video.

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Capitalizing on Small Start-Up Gym Consultation

Getting Answers on Operational Expertise from Established Brands

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Case Study: Brooklyn Boulders Renovation Project

Not all projects are brand new: Brooklyn Boulders came to Vertical Solutions with an ambitious renovation project. Read the full Case Study produced to exhibit what can be accomplished when you need to replace climbing walls in your gym.

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Climb Into History with Method Climbing and Fitness

Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, and a historic, culturally rich one at that. It’s home to an international airport, is a stone’s throw away from the Big Apple and is just an hour and a half car ride from the Gunks, a world-class climbing destination. Now, the nation’s third oldest city is set to receive its very first climbing gym, located in the famed Walker House.

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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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Drone Fly-through: Übergrippen

This in-depth fly-through video of Übergrippen in Denver barely does this Indoor Climbing Crag justice. Watch to catch a glimpse of what a finished product from Vertical Solutions looks like.

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Indy's Newest Climbing Gym and Community Hub

We sat down with North Mass Boulder Co-Founders, Elliott Steward and Zach Donovan, to discuss their inception of and plans for Indiana’s newest bouldering gym.

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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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Long Beach Rising and the Business of Bouldering

A few months ago, the Golden State’s newest bouldering gym officially opened its doors in Long Beach. Now, with the rise of other establishments such as a brewery and two bars, Central Long Beach has been deemed a ‘new entertainment district.’ Public infrastructure in the neighborhood is also improving, and others are looking at the area as a hotbed of opportunity. We caught up with owner Grayston Leonard to talk about climbing, his new business and valuable advice he has for others looking to break into the industry.

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Meet Latitude, the Gym that Opened in 6.5 months

Though there is a passionate climbing group in the area, Latitude Climbing and Fitness – after opening its doors on June 21, 2018 – focuses on introducing people to the sport. With its unique bouldering-only walls, like the Globe, and programs such as bouldering leagues, youth classes, yoga and more, it has since became a hub for and fostered the local climbing community. We sat down with co-owner Marisa Beck to talk about Latitude’s mission, holistic approach and plans for expansion.

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Meet Robert Leistner of Blocz Climbing Equipment

With his strong outdoor and indoor background, Robert Leistner brings a unique skill set and vision to the Blocz lineup – and his role has paid off. In Climbing Business Journal’s 2019 Grip List, Blocz won second under the “Top Volumes of the Year” category. We were fortunate to steal some of Robert’s time to get a better understanding of his perspective on shaping, climbing and setting.

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