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Climbing Gym Resources for the Coronavirus
LIST OF U.S. CLIMBING GYMS THAT ARE CLOSEDThank you to Sarah Preston and Sydney Smith for helping to keep this list current. Thanks Jon Lachelt for building it, and Delaney Miller with Gym Climber for sharing it. Add your gym using this form. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GYM DURING COVID-19 CWA COMMUNITY CALLS EVERY TUE & THU NEWS & OPINIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 IMPORTANT...
Behind the Closures…is a new series that interviews gym owners, managers and employees—and looks at how the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting facilities and communities around North America.In this installment, CBJ puts the spotlight on Strait Up, a 2,400-square-foot gym in British Columbia that has been closed since March 17. The Canadian government has since promised small businesses...
does your gym need funds?
We can appreciate how difficult this time is for climbing gym owners. Revenue drops, expenses remain, and doubt can fill the air. One minute you had a profitable business, and the next you wonder if you will lose your house. It's not supposed to be like this.For those climbing gyms who were running responsible and profitable businesses before this...
This post comes to you amidst uncertain times. Here at Venga, we’d like to offer our services to gyms however we can, whether that means getting your members set up with a home hangboard league while your gym is closed, or getting your community stoked about a league for when you reopen. Just shoot us a note if you’re...
The climbing gym is closed, sorry
Stuck at home with extra time on your hands? Don't let yourself get bored.Below you'll find ideas for things to do when closed, and we bet your social media feed has plenty more. If you see something awesome that you believe should be linked below, please send it to us. We will be updating and adding to this list.Manage...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and officials involved in organizing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics announced today a collective agreement to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Tokyo Games were originally scheduled to begin with an opening ceremony on July 24, 2020. They are now slated to happen “not later than summer 2021,” although no specific dates were mentioned by...
support your local climbing gym
Thank you Access Fund for requesting this. Below you will find a list of North American climbing gyms, every one of them can use your support right now. Go buy a giftcard or punch pass. See an updated list of gym closures here.
Behind the Wrench…is an ongoing series that interviews the “rock stars” of the climbing industry, the routesetters at the gyms. This time Jackie Hueftle―a rock star herself―sits down with Tony Agnelli to discuss adapting and balancing life, climbing, work and art.Name: Tony Agnelli Home Gym: Of Rock and Chalk Location: Newmarket, OntarioBy Jackie Hueftle Anthony James “Tony” Agnelli is sitting at our...
At MyClimb, we have developed an ultimate digital solution for gyms to run climbing leagues. Our software takes the busywork of running a league out of the gym's hands. You will find automated registration and score calculation for all participants inside the MyClimb app. We also make participating in a league a more interactive and social experience for your...
CWA Summit 2020, originally scheduled for May 13-15 in Loveland, CO, is now cancelled
One of the latest events to fall through because of the ongoing global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the annual Summit of the Climbing Wall Association (CWA). The CWA’s Summit—the largest gathering of its kind for climbing gyms and companies working within the industry—was originally scheduled to take place on May 13–15 in Loveland, Colorado.In an announcement about the cancellation,...