2019 Grip List Awards

2019 Grip List Awards

Since 2014, CBJ’s Grip List Survey has been a tool that provides insight into which brands routesetters find particularly useful in a given year. This year 61 separate brands received at least

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Routesetter Education Roundup

Routesetter Education Roundup

Many would say that routesetters create the core product of indoor climbing. It is certainly an art form, and also a craft; one with tools you need to keep sharp. Here’s some beta on routesetting resources and upcoming

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6 CWA Products You Should Know About

6 CWA Products You Should Know About

The recent Climbing Wall Association Summit—the 13th annual gathering for the climbing industry—was a whirlwind of new products and holds, educational roundtables, management and routesetting lectures, and brand

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Exhibitor Roundup: 2019 CWA Summit

Exhibitor Roundup: 2019 CWA Summit

In case you missed the CWA Summit a few weeks ago, we compiled this exhibitor review. Hope you notice something new! Sections include: Holds, Walls, Flooring, Equipment, Software, Supplies, Non-Profits

Gyms and Trends 2018

Gyms and Trends 2018

Now that the dust has settled on 2018 we take a look back at the 2018 American climbing gym development scene.

Building a Website For Your Climbing Gym

Building a Website For Your Climbing Gym

Some of the most innovative aspects of the industry are not taking place on the gym floor or on the walls, but behind a computer screen. Here’s what each manager should be doing right now to get the most out of the Internet.

USAC Signs Deal With ESPN

USAC Signs Deal With ESPN

USA Climbing has entered into a multi-year programming agreement with ESPN to livestream and televise three Championship Events.

A Hip Take On Mobile Walls

A Hip Take On Mobile Walls

The idea of portable walls is not new, but Nomad Bloc shows that the idea still has relevance in the age of gyms.