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Type: Small Business / Indoor Climbing Center

Location: Alexandria & Sterling, Virginia (VA)

Company Background and Goals:

Sportrock Indoor Climbing Centers are the premiere climbing gyms in the Metropolitan DC and mid-Atlantic area. They have been training climbers since 1994. Sportrock provides a first rate, top notch climbing experience that you can’t get anywhere else. They have two climbing gyms in Virginia, one in Alexandria and the other in Sterling, and offer nationally known classes and programs, both for indoors and outdoors, for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Sportrock’s mission is to “Provide the premiere rock climbing experience in the DC area.” They are “Building the body and mind through challenging adventure sport.” Their goals for the site were:

  • Build their membership base > get more members
  • Build community within their membership base

Katalyst Role:

We worked with Sportrock to develop their navigation structure, requirements for their events registration system, and website design to meet their goals and objectives. We implemented the Joomla content management system and developed a custom events registration component to allow their customers to register for classes online and pay via credit card. We also implemented an online email newsletter along with a members’ discussion board.


  • Content Management System
  • Custom Events Registration Calendar System
  • Automatically Updating Sitemap
  • Online Newsletter Subscription
  • Online Discussion Forum for Members
  • Information Architecture
  • Site Search Capability
  • Custom Website Design


PHP, xHTML, CSS, MySQL database, JavaScript

Our Work

“My expertise is in running my company, not in website design and development. After comparing and contrasting several website development groups, the clear choice became Katalyst Solutions based on overall value, customer service/support, training and the quality of prior websites they developed. I continue to receive support after a successful launch of our website and I enjoy hearing clients compliment our site.”
Tim Reichert, CEO, MBA
Veritax Property Associates

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