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Offline RNA

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Indoor Cave
« on: November 28, 2010, 10:20:37 AM »
I have Built a small bouldering cave in my outdoors store ! I am looking to put together a climb night. And also A built a route day or somthing ?
My shop is in Brownsville, VT   You can call to with any Questions 1-802-484-3926 ask for Tim,

This is't a AD for business either! Just trying to give people a resource to use.


Offline RNA

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 02:42:14 PM »
Does any one have any ideas or thoughts on events. that and I would like hear from the climber on a night and time for a bouldering night ??

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 03:34:03 PM »
If I lived closer, I would take you up on it.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 04:52:26 PM by M_Sprague »
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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 07:32:34 PM »
i might be interested in some indoor bouldering this winter. 

why don't you just pick an evening, and see who can show up?

is your shop by the mt ascutney ski area?

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Offline RNA

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 09:50:11 AM »
My store is River Northeast Adventures, I'm on the Ascutney MT Resort. I would just pick a night but, with my luck it would be the night that no one has the time. I have Pictures of the build of the cave on facebook as well. to day its geting a new paint job!

www.Wildnortheastadventures.com

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 11:33:38 AM »
Dude...Your store, your night.  "If you build it, they will come."  A giveaway always gets a turnout.   ;D


I know, I know... it's not business. ::)

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 03:37:41 PM »
Thanks for the input I will be Holding a Bouldering night every Thursday night 5 to 8!!! bring your shoes and have some fun !! 5 bucks For the night if you say you heard it on NEclimbs.

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 10:36:59 PM »
Thanks for the input I will be Holding a Bouldering night every Thursday night 5 to 8!!! bring your shoes and have some fun !! 5 bucks For the night if you say you heard it on NEclimbs.

Is it free otherwise?

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 09:24:34 AM »
Its is 5/hour 15/half day 25/full day  But If you stop in and say your on NEclimbs I'll discount. http://wildnortheastadventures.com/Home_Page.php

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 06:58:11 PM »
Its is 5/hour 15/half day 25/full day  But If you stop in and say your on NEclimbs I'll discount. http://wildnortheastadventures.com/Home_Page.php

That was a joke, right? I just wrote a post about how that was a wee bit much considering, but then I realised, "ah, it was zay leetle joke"
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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 12:03:41 PM »
Well ? what would you call a fair price ?? i was planning to give neclimbs members a great deal of 3 buck for an hour and if u play longer it would be 3 bucks for the rest of the day. So 6 buck to climb all day ?

          I know 25 sounds high for a full day but im a business. that and i have alot families that drop there kids off like its a day care. thats why it is what it is.

   
 M_sprague What would you charge ? keep in mind i have 2,500 invested in the cave its self and then 1,500 a year in insurance.

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 03:24:51 PM »
I'm not Mark, buy my local gym charges $15 for a day pass. Anything more than that for access to a small bouldering cave is too much. In fact, $15 might feel like too much to me personally, but if it was the only option I might go for it. If you price it at $10, you only need 150 customers a year to cover insurance costs. 260 customers (5 per week) is $1,100 over costs (ignoring heat/electricity/etc). I don't know if that's at all reasonable for your shop, but $10 is a nice round number that feels OK to me.

YMMV

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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2010, 04:35:27 PM »
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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 06:40:25 PM »
Do you have any pictures that show the full cave? That might help us get a sense of what it is worth. I didn't mean to be harsh on you, but it seemed to me you were completely pricing out potential customers.  If the "cave" is a simple box like structure with vertical walls and a horizontal roof, like what is pictured on your site, you won't get many repeat visitors except maybe by little kids who need baby-sitting. If there is more to it, that we don't see, it might keep people's interest and they would be willing to pay.

I presume you have visited other, quality gyms in New England before you made your business plan and built it. In your first post, I got the impression that you built a little cave in your store to use your self and encourage interaction with the community, thereby getting more customers and building loyalty. If it is meant as a profit maker in itself, I think you have to be thinking of a more advanced structure.
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Re: Indoor Cave
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 08:53:38 PM »
Mark, you are being too harsh! :)
I have hopes it looks somewhat like this -

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