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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Climbing chalk may help deactivate coronavirus says ABC

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24/07/2020

Climber's chalk may help reduce presence of coronavirus according to the first findings of a study from De Montfort University that was commissioned by the ABC.
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WALLS

Covid-19 and climbing walls: what you need to know

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21/07/2020

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Climbing walls around England will be reopening on Saturday 25 July, but is it safe to go? The Association of British Climbing Walls have been hard at work to produce guidelines on making climbing walls as Covid safe as possible. Let’s take a look.
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WALLS

Reopening the walls: a message from the Association of British Climbing Walls

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30/04/2020

The Association of British Climbing Walls is leading an initiative to develop a set of guidelines to get walls open again safely. Working very closely through the Outdoor Industries Association and with UK Active, the ABC is conducting research in order to provide a solid foundation for the recommendations that will follow.
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GEAR

Safety alert for Fixe lower-offs: updated

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02/11/2018

The DAV (German Alpine Club) have issued a safety alert for lower-off units from manufacturer Fixe, some of which have been reported to fail by cracking of one of the chain links. These units are primarily designed for use at indoor walls, but are also sometimes installed outside with the hangers mounted onto expansion bolts to provide an outdoor lower-off.
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WALLS

Leeds Climbing Wall Festival - FREE CLIMBING ALL DAY!

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23/09/2016

Head along to the Leeds Climbing Wall on the 2 October and have a go at rock climbing! You can try climbing the walls, abseiling, the rope ladder, knotted rope and volume challenges and help Leeds Climbing Wall celebrate their 20th Birthday.
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WALLS

Wall operator workshop: book now

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09/03/2016

After the success of last year’s events, the Association of British Climbing Walls is pleased to announce the first event for 2016, to be held at Bloc Climbing in Bristol on 28 April. Booking is now open.
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WALLS

The Climbing Lab Leeds; a new offering for climbers in Yorkshire

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19/02/2016

The Climbing Lab is the newest addition to the climbing scene in Yorkshire. The space is designed to work around the climber, offering climbers of all ability an open-plan space that will challenge everyone from beginners through to seasoned boulderers.
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WALLS

North & South Route Setting Symposiums from the RSA with added flyer

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22/01/2016

The Route Setting Association is running two route setting symposiums in the New Year aimed at route setters of all levels.
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WALLS

Brand New Climbing Centre Opens In Swindon -Rockstar Climbing

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27/11/2015

Swindon is home to a brand new dedicated climbing centre that opened its doors this November in Stratton. This ambitious project provides a state-of-the-art facility for an already active and growing climbing community and aims to inspire families, schools, colleges and individuals of all ages and abilities to discover this amazing sport.
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WALLS

Rockcity Pro Wall – new texture system for climbing wall surfaces.

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17/09/2015

Hull's Rockcity, one of the UK’s original climbing centres, has just developed a new textured coating system for climbing walls in conjunction with coating specialists Coo-Var.
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