More about Verification

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Dear Climbers, Thanks for your patience. Here’s sharing more about the upcoming verification process at Climb Central: Verification Objectives Introduce an additional layer of facility checks to reduce risks arising from climber & belayer inexperience and complacency. Verification Standards CC will be adopting the Climbing Wall Association standards and staff conducting verification will be trained […]

What’s in a climber study trip?

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In December 2016, we visited Salt Lake City (UT, USA) to learn about route-setting best practices, equipment management and Climbing Wall Association standards. Here’s a quick snapshot of our experiences! We’re applying what we have learnt, with some adaptations to what we think will work best for Climb Central and the CC community. So if you […]

Why the Change?

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Dear Climbers Here’s some insight into Climb Central’s decision-making process on the move to introduce assisted braking device (ABDs) and improve belaying standards. Usage of ABDs may result in an increased margin of safety ABDs are designed to assist a belayer to hold a falling or hanging climber. A report by the German Alpine Club […]

General Announcement: Introduction of Assisted Braking Devices and Improvements to Belaying Standards

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Dear Climbers Climb Central is planning some changes in the next few months to introduce assisted braking devices (ABDs) and improve belaying standards! Mid-Feb 2017: Join an ABD Lead Workshop Who is it for Existing lead climbers (with lead tag) that want to learn more about the different types of ABDs and practice using them. […]