CBJ Grip Showcase

Grip Showcase

2024 CBJ Grip Showcases

We are pleased to announce Grip Showcase Portland to be held on Thursday, May 16 at Portland Rock Gym during the official CWA Summit after party!

GRIP SHOWCASE PORTLAND

In addition, the third annual Grip Showcase Salt Lake City is slated for Friday, September 12th at The Front South Main alongside their Setter Summit!

2023 CBJ Grip Showcases

We organized three Grip Showcase events in 2023:

SEE GRIP SHOWCASE CHATTANOOGA RESULTS

SEE GRIP SHOWCASE SALT LAKE CITY RESULTS

SEE GRIP SHOWCASE PITTSBURGH RESULTS

As lifelong fans of routesetting and indoor climbing, the team at CBJ has always celebrated the beautiful holds and creative movements that build the experience we love. Arguably every route on every wall is a piece of functional artwork.

The CBJ Grip Showcase grew from this base appreciation and is rooted in events where industry insiders gather. Decades ago, pro-level competitions realized the value—for both comp sponsors and media aesthetics—of an entire route being composed of holds from the same company. At early CWA Summits, the after parties at The Spot featured branded dynos for fun mini-comps. And at the 2019 Summit in Loveland, the local gym Wooden Mountain took it a step further when they set their entire gym with branded routes—dubbed the Shape Gallery—and CBJ held a vote for the “favorite” brand. This is where the concept behind the Grip Showcase was born. Three years later, the first CBJ Grip Showcase was held at The Front South Main alongside the 2022 CWA Summit.

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Grip List Showcase Awards

Each Grip Showcase incorporates a vote, and the winner of the vote earns the Grip List Showcase Award:

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EP route at Grip Showcase Pittsburgh

Grizzly Holds 2022 Grip Showcase Salt Lake City

Sponsors of CBJ Grip Showcases: