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Ask A Lawyer is a recurring column where attorney Jason Pill answers questions submitted by people who work in the climbing industry. For this edition, Pill summarizes some of the consequences gyms could face in staying open despite local health regulations. Got a legal question that you’d like him to tackle about your gym, your employees, or anything else...
Climbing Insider News Weekly: November 27
Just a few thoughts. Our annual traditions haven’t looked the same this year, but there’s still plenty to be thankful for. We can be grateful that climbing comps are finding a way forward. If you need some ‘me time’ ideas this week, check out the European Champ finals this weekend, catch up on the people making USAC and IFSC events possible, or treat yourself to the high drama...
Behind the Desk with routesetter John Oungst
Behind the Desk is a series that interviews people who are part of the climbing industry—those who run companies, manage staff, create innovative new products, and own gyms. This time CBJ dives into USA Climbing’s new partnership with KAYA and the "virtual comp season" that kicked off this month. One of the key persons behind the scenes for that is John Oungst....
USA Climbing recently announced a multi-year partnership with TRUBLUE, the auto belay systems made by Boulder, Colorado-based Head Rush Technologies. According to a press release, this new partnership between USA Climbing and TRUBLUE will “help U.S. Olympic and National Team athletes win National Championships and prepare for international competitions.”   As a result of the partnership, TRUBLUE auto belays will be installed...
CBJ Homewall of the Week
After Covid hit Ketchum’s small ski town hard in March, Steff C. (with the help of his boss and his boss’s family) made the most of their free time and created a communal training wall. Check out past HWOW here. When did you build your wall? Was it a COVID baby? March-April 2020 - full on quarantine project How long did it...
CHNR October Grips Wrap
Welcome to the October Grips Wrap in cooperation with Climbing Hold News Reviews, where we bring you the latest in climbing holds, macros and volumes each month. October saw more climbing holds being released all over the world as climbing gyms continue to navigate the pandemic period. New holds always bring a smile to everyone’s face so let’s get on with it....
Cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise at a national level, part of what many medical experts consider to be a fall spike in the ongoing pandemic. As a result, many states and municipalities have begun announcing widespread closures in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus—and climbing gyms are just one of the many...
CWA Industry Advocacy Survey
The Boulder, Colorado-based Climbing Wall Association (CWA) recently released a survey aimed at gathering data from gym owners and managers in order to better influence COVID-19 reopening policies around the country. Specifically, the CWA is aiming to use the information to help strengthen position letters, policy statements, and other arguments for industry-specific guidelines in the future. CWA is broadly categorizing...
Climbing Insider News Weekly: November 20
Just a few thoughts. ‘Déjà vu all over again’ sounds about right for this period. At this point we’ve been around the block, and hopefully made wiser because of it. Many of the same lessons like focusing on your health too, having a growth mindset, adapting to meet the needs of our communities, putting safety first and sticking together still apply…just all over again. Content for Climbing Insiders How Risky...
CBJ Homewall of the Week
The COVID pandemic was the final push for Jeremy and Nicole Jennings to start building their 8-foot by 16-foot, 45-degree masterpiece in Chattanooga, TN. They created the perfect wall under their carport to prepare them for the moist conditions that go hand in hand with southeast bouldering. Check out past HWOW here. When did you build your wall? Was it...