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Matching articles for Climbing Walls: 30

Get a Climbing Wall at Any Budget

Problem Solver - August 2014

Many facilities aspire to have a climbing wall, but worry that such possibilities are beyond their budgets. The good news is that a wide range of climbing wall products is available with something to meet most budgetary requirements.

Make the Most of Your Climbing Wall

Problem Solver - August 2014

To get the most out of your climbing facility, you need to find ways to attract—and keep—as many climbers as possible. With an auto belay system, you can build your audience of climbers, and give experienced climbers a reason to keep coming back.

Ascending Appeal

Boosting Interest in Your Climbing Wall or Challenge Course

Feature Article - April 2014

The number of climbing gyms in America increased by 10 percent in 2013. At the same time, canopy tours, zip lines and challenge courses are popping up all over. Programming and operations practices have helped spur these exciting facilities to success.

Managing Risk

Protect Your Patrons, Protect Your Facility

Feature Article - January 2014

How can you reduce injuries and manage risk at your facility? We talked to experts working at some of the riskiest facilities out there to get their take on best practices.

Make Your Pool 'Cool'

Problem Solver - August 2013

An aquatic climbing wall will give them a reason to come back to your pool. In addition to exciting them with a challenge, the climbing wall will provide a great aerobic workout.

Choose the Right Climbing Wall

Problem Solver - August 2013

Ideal for climbing at universities, military installations, recreation centers, climbing gyms and even converted racquetball courts, this type of wall is custom-designed and built to suit your facility.

Incorporate Climbing Into Fitness Programs

Problem Solver - August 2013

Traditionally, top-rope climbing requires two people: As one person climbs, a belayer takes up slack in the rope. An auto belay eliminates the need for a human belay. It features a braking system, and takes up the slack as the climber ascends, then controls the descent when the climber is ready to come down, or if the climber falls.

The Perfect Ascent

The Next Wave in Climbing Walls

Feature Article - March 2013

From finding ways to attract novice climbers to route-setting to please those who've been up and down the wall a few times, there are plenty of ways to adapt climbing to suit your facility.

Design Climbing for Maximum ROI

Problem Solver - August 2012

High walls are attractive, but experts say the ideal wall reached 30 to 40 feet. Higher walls are more costly, and also limit climber capacity, while decreasing participant turnover, as climbers take longer on their routes.

Expand Your Climbing Audience

Problem Solver - August 2012

Auto belay systems help eliminate barriers to entry for new climbers, which means you'll be able to build an audience from the ground up. First-time participants can simply clip in and get started, instead of having to spend extra time on belayer training and testing. What's more, single climbers will love being able to climb without a partner, allowing them to come whenever their schedule permits.