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< back to all 2021 awards BLOCZ Awards 2021 1st Place – Favorite Wood Volumes Honorable Mentions 2021 3rd Place – Favorite Homewall Volumes Volumes continue to be one of setters’ first and most essential tools for both commercial and competition setting. In a crowded field that is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and insight, Blocz—a volumes manufacturer based out of...
< back to all 2021 awards BEASTMAKER Awards 2021 1st Place – Favorite Hangboards Beastmaker, a hangboard and training hold company out of the UK, is a small operation with a huge impact. For the second straight year, they’ve won the favorite Hangboard award, this year claiming over 50% of the votes. The idea for Beastmaker’s hangboards started when Dan Varian and...
< back to all 2021 awards ATOMIK Awards 2021 1st Place – Favorite Homewall Holds Honorable Mentions 2021 4th Place – Favorite Homewall Volumes 4th Place – Favorite Homewall Board System At a time when homewalls continue to be a significant and growing segment of the market, claiming the crown of Favorite Homewall Holds is no small feat. Atomik, which has been...
< back to all 2021 awards STOKED Awards 2021 1st Place – Favorite Homewall Volumes It’s hard to find a brand as psyched about the climbing community as sToKed. This small company—run by Travis Williams—won the Favorite Homewall Volumes vote for the second consecutive year since the category started. This year sToKed won the award by a large margin, earning more...
< back to all 2021 awards MOON Awards 2021 1st Place – Favorite Homewall Board System Honorable Mentions 2021 2nd Place – Favorite Board System 2021 marks the first year of the Favorite Homewall Board System award. The Moonboard—a tried and true classic of climbing training boards—outpaced others to claim the crown amongst homewallers worldwide. The Moonboard offers versatility and technology at a...
Climbing Jobs Weekly 2021 September 10
CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week... Job Seeker Tip: INTERVIEW SKILLS - GOING FOR A JOB By Jo Ellen Grzyb, OutdoorIndustryJobs.com "First impressions are incredibly important. Be yourself right from the start, turning up the volume on those bits of you that most match the job; turning down...
Head Rush Technologies, the manufacturer of the popular TRUBLUE auto belays, recently announced an upgrade to its line of auto belay products that has been turning heads in the industry. Named the TRULBLUE iQ and iQ+, the iQ+ device, in particular, features brand-new catch-and-hold technology. Whereas previous auto belays automatically lower climbers to the ground after a fall, the new...
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MW Climbing Lincoln, Nebraska Specs: 7,500-square-foot, bouldering-focused gym is advertised as “Lincoln’s first locally-owned commercial rock climbing gym.” Specific amenities include three bouldering walls (217 total linear feet), with grades ranging from V0 to V10+. The facility also includes an event/party room, a fitness and training area, a campus board, and a pro shop.   The gym’s name, “MW Climbing,” is a reference...
Ask a Setter is an ongoing series that helps routesetters develop their career and craft. Climbing gyms have been posting dozens of job listings for setters in recent months, but being the chosen candidate isn’t easy. In this segment, Louie Anderson gives tips for getting hired as a pro setter, from acquiring certifications and attending clinics to learning how...
Where dual-textured holds were once unconventional, now they're showing up everywhere, from comp walls to gyms and homewalls. In this month's edition of the CBJ Grip Report, dual-tex grips dominate, and one particular submission asks you to reconsider what defines a climbing “hold” altogether. Enjoy!   CHEETA New from Cheeta: Taji Pinches in polyurethane - Taji XXL - Taji MEG EP USA New from...