We started in Salt Lake City in 2007 as one expert craftsman with a passion for climbing and one novice entrepreneur with a passion for creating memorable experiences. Without an existing company to help us realize our vision for the future of indoor climbing, we picked up the tools to do it ourselves.
Using The Front Climbing Club as our sandbox, we achieved our vision and gained the resources, expertise, and drive to help others achieve the same. Investing in aesthetics, our designs and materials are a departure from the previously accepted “norm”, consistently resulting in unifying authentic communities and expanding the reach and appeal of indoor climbing well beyond the winter-season-trainer.
Word has caught on quickly, and our work across the country has elevated the wall building industry world-wide and challenged our competitors and peers to innovate to keep up.
We plan to maintain the lead.
Building, opening, and operating a climbing gym is no small feat, and progress is founded in grit, determination, and business acumen. Having outfitted over a hundred facilities across the country, we have the experience to accelerate your progress by delivering a reliable, comprehensive formula for success, catered specifically to your vision.
We have a full-fleet of resources to take you from the moment you think, “This town needs a great climbing gym” to the cutting of the ribbon on opening day. Our offerings include a business consultation package to work through market research, cost-benefit analyses, the pros and cons of buying vs leasing a space, a buildout vs ground up facility, and the multi-faceted financing process.
Once you’re ready to build, Vertical Solutions will supply walls, flooring, holds, training boards, and furniture. Additionally, you’ll be set up with all the needed hardware and staff training via our partnership with Petzl America, as well as workout equipment selection assistance and pricing via our partnership with Freemotion Fitness.
We are the true definition of a one-stop shop.
- Design Manager
- University of Utah
- Works with climbing wall clients to bring their vision to reality through 3D modeling.
- Has designed over 40 climbing gyms/projects.
- Personally passionate about all types of climbing and outdoor exploration.
- Works at Vertical Solutions because here he is able to fulfill his passions for creating authentic architecture with clean lines and heavy social interaction, for a community he is proud to be a part of.