Your gym needs an Operations Manual.

If you are starting a new climbing gym, or need to up-grade your current operations – here is a great resource for your new operations. The Vertical World is now using the Climbing Wall Advisor’s  operations manual. Check out the link. http://climbingwalladvisors.com/products/

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Trublue Auto Belays are now available through Elevate

Elevate Climbing Walls is now a distributor for Trublue Auto Belays.  The Vertical World has installed  them in the Seattle, Redmond, and Everett gyms and we are having a great response from the customers.  I resisted putting auto belays into our gyms for years because of a fear of watering down the importance of learning to belay correctly, and not giving the impression to the customer that auto belays are a substitution for not knowing how...

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Making an Older Gym Profitable

One thing that I have learned during the past 25 years is that it is essential to modify, refurbish, expand, or replace old climbing walls in your business after a period of time.  In 1989 I started this process with the original Seattle gym and it was based on the textured panel system.  Now that I have 4 gyms in the Puget Sound area, I have established a solid history of remodeling climbing walls in my gyms and seeing the financial results...

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