We have 27 Years of Experience building Rock Climbing Walls. We build Climbing Gyms, Schools Walls and Home Climbing Walls. Call us at (206) 641-9119 for quotes and plans.

Portfolio of Climbing Walls

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Our Favorite Climbing Wall Projects
Seattle Vertical World 4.0 Buildout
Perfect Descent Auto Belay

Our Company

When Vertical World opened America’s first climbing gym in 1987 the rock climbing walls were primitive designs constructed with painted plywood and rocks attached with epoxy. In a quest to create a more functional and versatile climbing wall system and take advantage of the newly introduced modular handholds Rich Johnston set to work developing a unique polymer concrete coating for plywood.  After a few years of development and refinement the results were undeniable.

Founder Richard Johnston in front of the new Seattle Vertical World.27 years and counting, still proudly made in the USA, Elevate Climbing Wall panels are state of the art and more versatile than ever.  Elevate Climbing Walls’s panels are equally adept on home walls as in world class climbing gyms. In addition to our panel system Elevate Climbing Walls provides a full range of consulting and design-build services.

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Recent Blog Posts

April 2, 2015 |


In the summer of 1988, Aaron Houseknecht and I did a road trip to Tuolemne Meadows for a little fun on beautiful,...

February 11, 2014 |

How This Industry Was Born – History of Climbing Walls in the U.S.

Dan and I were huddled in a tent at about 16,000 ft on Aconcagua in January of 1987 waiting out a rest day to...

February 5, 2014 |

Making an Old Climbing Gym Profitable with New Climbing Walls

One thing that I have learned during the past 26 years is that it is essential to modify, refurbish, expand, or...

January 27, 2014 |

A Bit of History on Sport Climbing & Climbing Walls

  10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sport Climbing’s Early Days 10 Things You Didn’t Know...

January 24, 2014 |

Before Hand-holds: Climbing Wall History

B.H.  (Before Handholds)   We are very accustomed to a large variety of hand-holds, taped routes, and a...

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