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Dec 18, 2012, 6:07 PM

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Re: [geologer77] What makes a good climbing gym good?
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geologer77 wrote:
I'm considering opening a climbing gym, and I'm doing research on what people look for most in a climbing gym. For those of you that do a lot of climbing in a gym, what are the things you like the most? What are the things you like the least? Any information anyone can share about the communities preferences will help me to make my gym someplace everyone can enjoy. Thanks in advance.

There are a lot of open-ended questions there, but a few thoughts...

1. The number one reason people go to a particular gym is routes... high quality routes. Routes are what you're selling at a climbing gym, so don't skimp on route setting staff, new holds, good walls, and all the other things that go with your main "product".

2. Good lighting, AC/heat, and decent facilities; followed by good locker rooms/showers and extra work-out equipment.

3. Decent staff is important, but regular climbers will put up with lame staff if the gym has good routes/walls.

4. Catering to your clientele, location, potential competition, customer extras, etc. are all part of the equation but then there are a million other things as well.

If you're really serious about opening a gym then I suggest you get to know the climbers in your area and contact the CWA for more guidance.

Good luck.

(This post was edited by acorneau on Dec 18, 2012, 6:10 PM)

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