2024 Global Indoor Climbing Gym Statistics

Welcome to your regular compass through the dynamic landscape of the climbing industry. In each update, we distill global climbing stats, unraveling the trends, innovations, and economic currents shaping the indoor climbing industry. Singapore Statistics Published: 2nd of April, 2024 - by Tristan McCool We compared the Singapore [...]

2024-04-02T10:16:00+10:00April 2nd, 2024|

The right lighting for climbing gyms and why it’s important

Climbing gyms have become a hub for enthusiasts to challenge their physical and mental limits, fostering a sense of community and adventure. Amidst the vertical challenges, one often overlooked element plays a crucial role in enhancing the climbing experience – lighting. The right lighting not only ensures safety but also contributes to the aesthetics [...]

2024-03-26T09:45:37+10:00March 25th, 2024|

Holds 101: Types of Climbing Holds

Indoor climbing involves mastering a diverse array of holds, each presenting its own set of challenges and demands. In this article, "Climbing Holds 101: Types of Climbing Holds," we delve into the intricacies of some fundamental hold types, shedding light on their characteristics, difficulty levels, and optimal uses. Whether you're a novice or an [...]

2024-03-27T12:41:30+10:00March 18th, 2024|

Bridging the Diversity Gap in Route Setting: A Step Towards Inclusivity

Climbing has seen a surge in popularity over the years, with indoor climbing gyms becoming hubs for fitness enthusiasts seeking both a safe place to climb and a sense of community. However, one area where the climbing community can still make strides is in diversity among route setters. In most gyms, route setting is [...]

2024-03-13T12:26:52+10:00March 11th, 2024|

An Introduction to International Safety Matting Standards

In the ever-evolving landscape of safety standards within the climbing and adventure sports industry, the significance of high-performance matting has become increasingly apparent. In our previous article: "The Evolution of Climbing Mats", we delved into the remarkable advancements that have shaped safety measures for bouldering and rope climbing. However, a fascinating aspect emerges when [...]

2024-03-05T15:06:29+10:00February 26th, 2024|

5 Exercises To Improve Your Climbing Skills

Climbing communities are made up of a very diverse range of people, with a shared ambition to improve their climbing skills. To assist every motivated climber in their journey, we've curated a list of five training exercise tips that seamlessly integrate into your climbing sessions. From focusing on fundamental footwork to incorporating dynamic and [...]

2024-03-05T12:11:18+10:00February 20th, 2024|

The Grade Debate: Colour Holds System vs Tagged System

In the business of commercial bouldering gyms around the world, the diversity in grading systems is both vast and influential. Some facilities align with grading systems that mirror traditional outdoor climbing, encompassing scales like the V-grades, Japanese scale, and Font scales. In contrast, others opt for a more contemporary approach, employing a coloured hold [...]

2024-03-05T13:20:51+10:00February 15th, 2024|

Retrofitting Gyms: Updating Existing Climbing Facilities

The indoor climbing gym industry is a dynamic and ever-changing landscape, marked by annual shifts in climbing wall builds, product innovations, and evolving setting trends. With an increasing number of gyms constructed worldwide each year, the rise in local competition and membership options for casual gym climbers has become more pronounced. Recognising the need [...]

2024-04-02T10:13:00+10:00January 22nd, 2024|

3 Things That Can Help Reduce Risk In Your Gym

Running a successful climbing gym involves more than just providing a space for climbers—it's about creating an environment that prioritises safety and fosters an enjoyable experience. As a climbing gym business owner or staff member, ensuring the well-being of both climbers and the facility is crucial. In this article, we'll explore three key factors: [...]

2024-03-05T12:13:16+10:00January 8th, 2024|

ICP 2023 Recap: ICP Boulder Hall, USA & Lots of Builds!

In 2023, Climb ICP undertook an exhilarating journey filled with significant milestones, expansive growth, and groundbreaking projects in the field of climbing. The past year has been a whirlwind of various projects and events taking place worldwide, making it challenging to capture all our accomplishments. To wrap up the year, during our final staff [...]

2024-03-05T12:13:34+10:00December 31st, 2023|
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