Long Beach Rising resides in a very diverse community, and as a forward-thinking space, they stepped up to support the Black Lives Matter movement and tap into their community to re-think how they are giving back.
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.
Latitude Climbing + Fitness has maintained optimism and rationality in dealing with Covid-19 closures. Since closing their Norfolk, Virginia location, Latitude owners Matt Beck, Marisa Beck and Jason McKenzie have proactively collaborated to ensure their gym is fully prepared for re-opening day, whenever that may be. They have graciously shared their business strategy and how they're prepping for the next phase, which may provide assistance as you navigate the unknowns for your own business.
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...
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!
In 2018, Dustin Buckthal founded Sugarhouse Holds, an indoor-climbing hold production company built in Utah, inspired by Utah and on a mission to spread the love for Utah climbing throughout the climbing community. Being one of the more geologically diverse states in America, it’s hard to blame him. In order to help spread Utah climbing adoration, Dustin searched high and low for someone capable enough to execute on his mission. Which leads to Kegan Minock, the shaper behind Sugarhouse Holds (a Vertical Solutions subdivision).
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.
If you're ready to embrace the home woody revival, you might as well do it with the best quality materials! Bring the aesthetics of Vertical Solutions birch walls into your own home or back yard with our VS Home Wall Panel Kits.
Vertical Solutions' premium ARC wooden walls are the centerpiece for a world-class climbing event
At the CWA Summit 2017, Vertical Solutions took over 60 people to Denver's latest and greatest climbing gym, created by two owners with an incredible story. Check out these event photos!
While routesetters are working-at-height during the coronavirus crisis, they're likely to have more personal protective equipment, more tasks and more on their mind than usual. When things get more complicated, staying safe means refocusing on the basics. This month, Petzl Technical Institute Manager Keith Luscinski shares his beta for two-rope systems, to help setters recalibrate and make sure they have everything dialed before they start up the wall.
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