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|

3 Reasons Why ICP Volumes Are a Game Changer!

In the ever-evolving world of indoor climbing, where innovation and creativity collide, the introduction of climbing volumes has been a pivotal element in transforming climbing walls into dynamic and challenging terrains. While wooden volumes have long been a staple in route setting, their design and features have seen minimal evolution since their inception. However, [...]

2024-03-05T14:48:53+10:00December 4th, 2023|

5 Route Setting and Climbing Hold Trends in 2023

In the dynamic world of climbing, 2023 has unfolded as a monumental year marked by thrilling competitions and groundbreaking route setting. From world cups to local events, the climbing community has witnessed an influx of innovative holds and dynamic routes that have left an indelible mark on the sport. As we reflect on this exciting [...]

2024-03-05T12:16:41+10:00November 30th, 2023|

From The Kilter Team Part 2: Key Features of the Kilter Board

Continuing our 2-part series with Jackie Hueftle of Kilter. In Part 1 we discussed, "Why get a kilter board" , in Part 2 we will find out more about the key features of the Kilter Board… You may not know this but every handhold on both Kilter Boards is unique – no duplicates and [...]

2024-03-05T12:16:57+10:00November 21st, 2023|

Design Process Timeline

The process of designing a building climbing gym follows a structured timeline to achieve the desired outcome. It starts with an initial consultation and client discussion, sometimes involving site visits for a deeper understanding of the project’s scope. A basic fit-out layout is then created to estimate costs and align them with the budget, [...]

2024-03-05T12:17:15+10:00November 16th, 2023|
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