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 one vote, with the top five brands receiving over half of the tallies. A new “People’s Choice” category was added, and for the first time voters were allowed to pick their top three favorite brands.

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 clinics around the country.

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 meet-and-greets.

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

MyClimb: Attract, Engage, Keep

MyClimb: Attract, Engage and Keep Climbing Gym Members

Branded Content When lifelong climber Bill Brooks turned 21, he traveled in his truck for a year and climbed all over the United States. He met many other climbers during his travels and wanted to stay connected with them after returning home. The idea to create the MyClimb Community was born. The goal of MyClimb…

Aragon: Growing to Stay on Top

Aragon: Growing to Stay on Top

Branded Content Aragon Elastomers, a leader of climbing hold manufacturing, continues to innovate in order to offer customers the best experience. Aragon is pleased to announce that they are implementing a new ERP system to improve order processing, shorten lead times and offer customers a more streamlined and clean experience. The polyurethane climbing hold manufacturer…

Indoor Climbing’s Digital Future

The Future of Indoor Climbing is Digital Too

Branded Content The world is constantly changing, and indoor climbing is no exception. Climbing gym businesses of different shapes and styles face new challenges in a maturing industry, at all stages of the business cycle. Before opening, a long list of factors could be taken into consideration: size, location, full-service or bouldering-only, overall investment, etc.…

Impact: Feel the Difference

Making an Impact: that Canadian Climbing Wall Manufacturer

Branded Content It’s only a matter of time before more people hear about IMPACT Climbing. With humble beginnings in Milton, Ontario, Canada, IMPACT has amassed over a decade of climbing wall manufacturing experience. Building a successful business is an enormous undertaking. It takes dedication and hunger to become an entrepreneur. Kyle and Erin Wilson, founders…

2nd World Indoor Climbing Summit

WICS 2019 - the 2nd World Indoor Climbing Summit

Branded Content The moment Free Solo won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, climbing underground days were recognizably gone. The Oscar was the ultimate acknowledgement that, after years of significant growth, climbing is no longer a niche sport but a global trend. Not everyone saw this coming, especially at such a pace. There were…

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