2019 Grip List Awards

2019 Grip List Awards

Since 2014, CBJ’s Grip List Survey has been a tool that provides insight into which brands routesetters find particularly useful in a given year. This year 61 separate brands received at least

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Routesetter Education Roundup

Routesetter Education Roundup

Many would say that routesetters create the core product of indoor climbing. It is certainly an art form, and also a craft; one with tools you need to keep sharp. Here’s some beta on routesetting resources and upcoming

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6 CWA Products You Should Know About

6 CWA Products You Should Know About

The recent Climbing Wall Association Summit—the 13th annual gathering for the climbing industry—was a whirlwind of new products and holds, educational roundtables, management and routesetting lectures, and brand

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Indy To Get New Bouldering Gym

Indy To Get New Bouldering Gym

A climbing gym is entering the Midwest market by rolling out a bouldering facility complete with café and taproom in downtown Indianapolis.

Indiana Gym Takes Climbing To Church

Indiana Gym Takes Climbing To Church

Rather than construct an entirely new gym, there’s always the option to utilize a pre-existing facility with historic ties to a given community.

Philly Is So Hot!

Philly Is So Hot!

Philadelphia is one of the east coast's hot spots with five new climbing gyms either opening in 2018 or in development for 2019.

CWA Summit Recap

CWA Summit Recap

The industry’s premier annual meetup was the largest ever and included new product showcases, discussion roundtables, and instructional sessions for all

The Evolution of the Fitness Class

The Evolution of the Fitness Class

Most gyms nowadays offer a number of supplemental fitness options—many of which have no direct ties to climbing. And the trend is likely to continue.

A Public Relations Primer

A Public Relations Primer

Industry standards for PR are yet to emerge, which leaves creating and maintaining a public image up to each individual gym. Here’s what every manager needs to know about the wide world of public and media relations.

2018 Grip List Awards!

2018 Grip List Awards!

Once again, it’s that time of year when CBJ recognizes those hold companies that are rising above the competition and innovating in ways that impact all aspects of the industry

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