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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Gyms and Trends of 2017

Gyms and Trends of 2017

An in-depth look back at some of the key happenings in and around the industry last year.

The Small Survive

The Small Survive

The current trend might be for big gyms with numerous amenities and substantial membership numbers, but there’s still a place in the industry for the unique, small-market facility.

Vote!  Grip List Survey Released

Vote! Grip List Survey Released

The fifth annual survey of the most popular climbing hold brands in North America is now available! The Grip List has become the most sought after prize for climbing hold companies and you get to determine who wins.

A Line is Drawn For Flooring Standards

A Line is Drawn For Flooring Standards

Gym flooring, simple in concept but full of nuance, poses unique challenges for the industry as calls for standards or baseline testing grow louder

Earth Treks and Planet Granite Merge

Earth Treks and Planet Granite Merge

Two of the largest climbing gym operators have decided to merge and create what amounts to the first national network of climbing gyms in the US.

Hyped For Halloween

Hyped For Halloween

The festive day has grown to become an important asset to gyms. Are you prepared to make the most of it this year?

The Shifting UK Gym Scene

The Shifting UK Gym Scene

The UK climbing wall scene is heating up and putting pressure on operators to up their marketing game. The ones that see this are thriving and those that don't are facing the consequences.

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