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Dec 6, 2011, 10:13 AM

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Re: [djlachelt] New Bouldering Gym San Antonio Texas
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This is the beginning of the research.

Thanks for the climbing wall association link. That is very helpful.

I emailed the contact for the Denver bouldering club. Someone emailed me back and said they have nothing to do with a climbing gym. weird.

I design fitness equipment. Prototype mostly. I apply the same design principals for what ever I build.
1. Copy the best parts of everyone else's design.
2. Make it all work together.
3. Make it look cool.

I will definitely contact Chris Danielson. Also I won't be setting routes. That will have to be done by a pro. I will find the best route setter in san antonio. And pay him/her to set the routes. That is not something I would pretend to know anything about at this point.

One advantage I have is the building is paid for. I don't pay rent. The warehouse was just sitting there not doing anything until I had the idea to frame it out and do something with it. My partner/investor gave me his credit card and told me to start building something.

My partner really wants something that is fun for him. I am more focused on it making money. I prefer a liquor store. But he wants to do something fun.
One other consideration is, I live in the building. So I would rather live with a cool climbing gym than a liquor store.

Also I build everything myself. So it is the cost of materials only, which helps out on the cost.

Thanks for your constructive criticism and warnings. I am very concerned with researching the profitability of this idea.

It may end up that I build a liquor store in the 30x30 area that fronts the road and build a bouldering wall in the 20x30 area and have the entrance through the rear of the building. That way the liquor store makes money and the climbing gym will be something cool that may make a little extra money.

djlachelt-I see you are a SW engineer. I am a mechanical engineer. Though I have never held a job for it outside my own company. I quit school my senior year, took my senior project and started a business with it. That is and now
I only set up businesses that I can step away from after I set them up. A climbing gym seems to be that type of business.
shockabuku-that is interesting that you mentioned the AC being able to handle the chalk. Do gyms usually have a special filter to remove chalk from the air?

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