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Behind the Desk is a series that interviews people who are part of the climbing industry—those who own gyms, run companies, and manage staff. This week, we’re heading south to talk to Adrian Prelipceanu, owner of Active Climbing. Originally from Romania, Prelipceanu relocated to the United States in 2000 and worked within the gym industry in Atlanta for several years...
Ty Foose joins Trango
eGrips Founder and Legendary Shaper Aims to Bring Innovation Across all Climbing Categories Lafayette, CO. (January 18, 2022) - Trango, the award-winning manufacturer and international distributor of technical climbing equipment, is thrilled to announce Ty Foose as their new Director of Product. As one of the original founders of the popular climbing hold brand eGrips, acquired by Trango in 2002,...
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CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week... JOB SEEKER TIPS: Resumes That Rock (16 Expert Tips) By Karen Fritscher-Porter, Outdoor Industry Jobs "It's never too early to update your resume, even if you're not searching for a new job. Why? Updating your resume is a valuable reminder to yourself...
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Just A Few Thoughts This week below you'll find diverse and relevant discussions with an athlete, a coach, a photographer and a legend. Plus some beta for setters including new hold shapes and the freshest training board. Insider Stuff Podcast: Aman Anderson - Coaching for Culture (The Power Company) From India, Through Belgium, to World Cup Gold – One Climber’s Journey...
Ask a Lawyer is a recurring column where legal experts answer important questions for gyms and professionals in the climbing industry. This time, CBJ legal consultant Gregory Reda, an attorney with Phelps Dunbar, gets into the weeds of data privacy. Still somewhat of an under-covered topic in the industry, Reda explains why discussing personal information is now a must-have...
Spotlight on the 90s is a recurring column that explores the iconic climbing gyms of the 1990s—and examines how those facilities captured the essence of climbing and the ethos of the industry in that decade. Check back regularly for future installments of this ongoing series. Gym: X-treme Location: Miami, Florida Opening Date: April 15, 1998 It is not hard for Derek Waggoner to...
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CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week... JOB SEEKER TIPS: This Spreadsheet Is Exactly What You Need to Track Everything in Your Job Search By James Mayr, the muse " Somewhere between your second interview at one company and your fourth email to another, you realize you never confirmed...
Janja climbing in competition
Just A Few Thoughts As we begin 2022 it's common practice to focus on goals and the coming year. At CBJ we're hard at work on Gyms & Trends, getting things ready for CWA Summit, and mapping out the game plan for this year's Grip List. Soon you'll hear fresh voices covering routesetting, a global gym map, plus continued new grips, gear, and homewall beta. So we'll be busy. Hope your...
We're capping off 2021 with the season's newest, shiniest grips that are sure to help guide your intentions and goals for the new year. As for goals, if they include getting creative with movement, you won't be disappointed with the selection below. Enjoy!     EP USA New from EP USA: Form Rails Medium - Form Rails Large - Form Pinches Large   KILTER New from...
GYM: The Pad Climbing LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, California and Henderson, Nevada OPEN YEAR: 2006 and 2015 SQFT OF CLIMBING: 13,000 and 22,000 WHY WE’D VISIT: Unique history, community support, volunteer access WHO WE SPOKE TO: Kristin Horowitz, Andy Raether, Jessica Mitchell Humble Beginnings The Pad “has been around in some capacity for almost 20 years,” says Jessica Mitchell, COO of the Pad, but the gym...