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Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC), the national governing body for competition climbing in Canada, recently released the results of its demographic survey of climbers in Canada. The survey―which CEC noted was forthcoming in its 2020 annual report―had 1015 responses in total, 844 of which were deemed complete for analysis. According to the CEC, the survey was the biggest of its...
USA Climbing announced this week the location of its upcoming YETI National Climbing Championships. Momentum Indoor Climbing in Salt Lake City―the city where USAC is headquartered―will host the climbing nationals this year on November 13-17, 2021. According to USAC’s announcement, the event marks the first time that USAC’s bouldering, lead and speed championships will be combined into one event....
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Summer Outdoor Retailer (OR) show returned to action earlier this month. Like public gatherings in most U.S. regions, the Denver-based event wasn’t without COVID protocols. Masks were optional for vaccinated attendees and required for everyone else, for instance. The exhibitor list was also considerably shorter than the previous summer...
The World Games (TWG)―a recurring multi-sport event held in the year after the Summer Olympics―is coming to Birmingham, Alabama in 2022, and sport climbing will be among the featured sports. Originally planned for 2021, the event was moved to 2022 following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the pandemic. A recent press release ahead of TWG 2022...
Image of climbing competition at Bend Endurance Academy
*For Immediate Release August 23, 2021* The Inaugural 10 Barrel Boulder Brawl Invitation – only Bouldering Competition returns to Bend, OR Bend, OR — August 23, 2021 — EP Climbing Walls, in conjunction with Bend Endurance Academy, Backyard Bend, and Elevation Climbing Holds announces that 10 Barrel Brewing Company will be hosting a bouldering competition at its Eastside Bend location...
Gnarly Nutrition video series with Sam Elias
CONTACT: Liz Esche Marketing Director liz@gognarly.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gnarly Nutrition Releases New Video Series “Fuel for Life” illuminates underlying values & human stories behind our favorite outdoor sports. SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- Gnarly Nutrition is excited to share “Fuel for Life,” the first brand video series from the sports nutrition company. The “Fuel for Life” series consists of 5-7 minute videos that...
The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) is calling on all members of the climbing community to help get the Gyms Act passed. First filed in February, the bill is backed by other fitness industry leaders like the IHRSA and has been steadily gaining bipartisan support. If passed, the Gyms Act will provide $30 billion dollars in relief funding to help...
Behind the Desk is a series that interviews people who are part of the climbing industry—those who run companies, manage staff, and own gyms. This time we’re heading to an area of the country—the greater Seattle region—that is steeped in climbing gym history, coaching expertise, and elite-level climbing talent. But, specifically, Uplift Climbing was developed as a gym “purpose-built for climbers,"...
EP USA recently informed CBJ that Kynan Waggoner―who served as CEO of USA Climbing from 2014 to 2018―is now EP USA’s new Marketing Director. As the head of the company’s marketing department, Waggoner will oversee all marketing endeavors for its holds, volumes and climbing wall products. According to Waggoner, the move to EP developed out of his previous partner and...
GYM: Riverfront Rock Gym LOCATION: Wenatchee, Washington OPEN YEAR: 2017 SQFT OF CLIMBING: 14,000 WHY WE’D VISIT: Paddleboard rentals, trivia nights, community partnerships, café WHO WE SPOKE TO: Jacob Leonard, General Manager Community Spot: Situated on the banks of Washington’s Columbia River, Riverfront Rock Gym has embodied the outdoorsy spirit its name conveys since opening in 2017. Referred to as an “outdoor activity hub” by...