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MetroRock Williamsburg
Brooklyn, New York — MetroRock Williamsburg, located just off the Marcy J train, is the newest, state of the art rock climbing facility to join the climbing community in New York City. While the Williamsburg location is new to the city, MetroRock has been in Brooklyn since 2018 and opened its doors in Boston originally in 2004. The newest addition...
Entre Prises climbing walls for Tokyo Olympics
It’s been five years since the announcement that climbing will be at the Olympics in Tokyo. Things certainly haven’t gone as planned since then: the event was postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic, the qualification process determining climbing’s first Olympians was impacted, and only 10,000 local fans will be able to attend. But climbing’s long-awaited Olympic...
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Climbing Business Journal Launches Homewaller.com A Platform to Connect Homewall Climbers with Great Resources Boulder, Colorado: Climbing Business Journal has announced Homewaller.com; a resource and community for homewallers worldwide. The website collates “best of the web” resources and combines it with a searchable gallery of homewalls and exciting, original content. Homewaller.com elevates the homewall playing field by putting great resources at...
Ask A Setter…supports routesetters who are interested in developing their skillset, at various stages of their setting careers. In this edition, routesetting expert Louie Anderson points out common mistakes for setters to avoid when just getting started, but the tips are good reminders for experienced setters as well. Got a question you’d like an outside opinion on? Email us...
Canadian company DÉLIRE recently unveiled its first-ever “outdoor bouldering site.” Known as the DÉLIRE Parc, this climbing site is located in the municipal park (known as Sun Life) beach area of Baie de Beauport, on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Québec. It features 120 linear feet of open-air climbable surface built by DÉLIRE Climbing Walls (approximately...
Homewalls and Trends 2021
At the outset of the pandemic, Climbing Business Journal made the qualitative observation that the era of home climbing walls had arrived. But questions still remained around the homewall boom which required quantification: Just how many people were building homewalls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its gym closures? How much were the owners spending on their builds,...
Behind every good climber is a good partnership. Climbers trust one another with their lives and push each other to try hard. It is common for climbing partnerships to last for a long time, and some partnerships even result in marriage. Tommy Caldwell and Beth Rodden were a famous climbing duo for years, sending hard projects with each other’s support....
Just a few thoughts USA has won more IFSC World Cup medals so far this season than any other team in Natalia Grossman, Sean Bailey, Emma Hunt and Olympians Brooke Raboutou and Colin Duffy. The long-awaited future made possible by the hard work of the athletes and countless others is now, and it couldn’t come at a better time with...
Editors note: This article was written for Homewaller but also appears here because we thought you may enjoy it. Old Holds is a column that examines the many shapes that have played pivotal roles in climbing’s heritage. Whether you like to comb eBay for old holds to add to your home wall or you’re just a nerd for this stuff...
CBJ Homewall of the Week
With one build already under his belt, Keith Kral new just what he was up against before starting his second homewall this past May. Now, Keith has the perfect setup in Round Rock, TX, at his new house to stay strong for outdoor projects! Check out past HWOW here. When did you build your wall? Was it a COVID baby? May...