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

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, replacing relatively low-cost recreational activities, such as hiking, with indoor wall climbing and indoor rock climbing. Over the five years to 2022, 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.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Shifting consumer preferences and rising disposable income will benefit the industry
  • Operators will increase their established customer base, leading to less revenue volatility
  • To compete with gyms and health clubs, operators will offer additional fitness services
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Indoor climbing wall facilities are concentrated in the Southeast (23.3% of establishments), West (16.6 %), Mid-Atlantic (18.4%), and Great Lakes (13.8%) regions of the United States. Together these four regions account for 72.1% of total establishments. Geographic analysis by state indicates that indoor climbing walls are primarily located in California (11.6% of establishments), New York (7.2%), Texas (6.8%) and Florida (6.0%).The distribution of industry establishments closely follows the US population. Since most industry players are small-scale operations, they cater to their immediate markets. Consequently, because the Southeast region accounts for the largest share of the US population at 23.3%, it holds the largest number of industry establishments. Flo...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and National unemployment rate in the Indoor Climbing Walls industry impact industry performance..

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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 admission
  • Memberships
  • Youth programs
  • Lessons and Workshops
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating indoor climbing wall centers
  • Operating indoor rock climbing centers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • External competition
  • Participation in sports

  • Current Performance
  • Demand rebounds
  • Join the club
  • Growing market
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • External competition
  • Technology and safety
  • Establishing a following
  • Table: Indoor Climbing Walls Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Indoor Climbing Walls Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Educational Services
  • Racing & Individual Sports
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Gym & Exercise Equipment Manufacturing
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors
  • Sporting Goods Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Day pass/punch card admission
  • Memberships
  • Other
  • Youth programs
  • Lessons and Workshops
  • Chart: Indoor Climbing Walls Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 24 and younger
  • Consumers aged 35 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Indoor Climbing Walls

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Indoor Climbing Walls Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • To attach a rope to a person for safety purposes.
  • Bouldering
  • A style of wall climbing that does not use ropes or harnesses.
  • Carabiner
  • A metal link with a safety closure, used by wall climbers.
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