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Indoor Climbing Walls in the US: Market Research Report

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Indoor Climbing Walls Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Sports & Recreation | May 2016

Rock on: Revenue will climb higher due to rising incomes and changing consumer preferences

IBISWorld’s Indoor Climbing Walls market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$381m
Annual Growth 11-16
3.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
7,996
Businesses
314
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Indoor Climbing Walls industry slipped during the recession but has since lifted itself up, bolstered by rising per capita disposable income and falling unemployment. Disposable income levels increased and unemployment decreased over the past five years and customers returned to making discretionary expenditures, in place of relatively low-cost recreational activities, such as hiking; therefore, indoor climbing wall establishments have leveraged their growing popularity and increasingly presented high-end offerings. Over the five years to 2021, the industry is expected to continue benefiting from rising disposable income and falling unemployment. One of the largest obstacles for the industry was the perceived risk of injury while participating in indoor wall climbing.... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry are moderate for the Indoor Climbing Walls industry. Successful industry establishments must be in areas of high foot traffic and convenience, and require a large space with high ceilings, typically upwards of 3,000 square feet of space and 20 feet of height. Therefore, rent can be quite high due to strong commercial demand. However, leasing operations provide a relatively lower cost basis for entry. Additionally, although wages make up the industry’s greatest cost, average wages in the industry tend to be low since the majority of the staff is, on the whole, unskilled and work on a part-time basis.

Other barriers to entry in urban markets include restrictive zoning laws, lengthy permit processes and a shortage of appropriate real estate... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry?

Companies in this industry maintain and operate climbing wall centers or indoor rock climbing centers. A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, and it is usually used for indoor climbing.

Industry Products
Day pass/punch card admissionMembershipsYouth programsLessons and Workshops
 
Industry Activities
Operating indoor climbing wall centersOperating indoor rock climbing centers


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