This originally appeared at climbingbusinessjournal.com
Climbing Gym Floor Installer of the Year 2022
(based on new climbing gym locations)
Climbing Gym Floor Installer
The 2022 Climbing Gym Floor Installer award goes to Flashed, with 10 new climbing gym floor installations between the U.S. (7) and Canada (3). In 2021, Flashed was tied for second place with 6 new gym installations, and Flashed increased its popularity in 2022 by being chosen as the floor installer for 24% of all new climbing gym builds across the U.S. and Canada. These gyms included the tallest climbing gym (projectROCK Easley), the large Summit Grapevine facility in Dallas, Texas, and the nearby SoCal Bouldering gym in Calgary, Alberta.
Based in Calgary, the Canadian flooring company prides itself on its small business origins, scientific approach to climbing gym flooring, and environmental and community focus. Since beginning as a modest operation in the founders’ basement, Flashed has grown to become a climbing gym and flooring staple in North America, providing the flooring and installation for dozens of climbing gyms as well as numerous USAC competitions over the years.
“We are strong believers that climbing is a celebration of adventure, personal challenge, and community,” said Keith Nalepa, Sales Director & Office Manager at Flashed. “Our tested and tried multi-layered padding provides the best catches, with emphasis on performance, durability, and customer services. Our new Bespoke customization allows gym owners to make the climbing atmosphere as unique as they and their local communities are. Helping to create these experiences and prideful connections is why we are climber’s #1 choice in padding and we are happy to support along this journey.”