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Coronavirus and Climbing Walls: Q&A with Professor Ian Hall

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24/07/2020

Climbing walls in England are set to open on July 25th so we've talked to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out the answers to the medical issues relating to re-opening of climbing walls. Should we wear a mask while climbing indoors? What is the risk of transmission on shared climbing holds? And what about chalk?
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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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Return to Climbing Training Plan

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19/06/2020

GB Paraclimbing Coach Belinda Fuller has put together a great guide giving climbing specific, fun ways to come back to climbing as strong, fit and connected as possible after this lockdown phase away from climbing walls.
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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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The basics: climbing indoors

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11/07/2018

Climbing can be enjoyed on many levels. At its most spontaneous and basic, just footwear is required. On the other hand, in cold and remote locations a range of equipment and clothing is essential just for survival. It’s difficult separating the essentials from the luxuries, and impartial advice is hard to find.
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Over 60,000m logged at the Climbing4all charity fundraiser

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21/05/2018

Over 100 people climbed more than 60,000m to raise £7,000+ for charity at the Climbing4all event between 17-23 March. Many teams, through various climbing challenges, joined forces and ranged from individuals to school groups, friends and climbing clubs like the Golden Geckos.
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Climbing Centres: Become a Supporter of British Competition Climbing

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27/03/2018

Exciting times: popularity and participation of indoor climbing is booming, marching hand-in-chalk-bag with the exponential growth of climbing walls across the UK. These factors, in turn, are fuelling the number of people watching British Competition Climbing, which will undoubtedly receive a further fantastic boost in the run up to seeing climbing enter the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
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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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Please help keep the Rock Court climbing wall open

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22/09/2016

Since 2006 there has been a little climbing wall in a converted squash court down in Brighton. It was managed by a childrens charity and used primarily for kids with all kind of special needs, learning difficulties, disabilities, mental health issues, behavioural issues etc. Now the childrens charity is closing due to lack of funding but local activist Christine Belk wants the wall to stay open and accessible to these great kids.
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Climb with the RSPB at Rainham Marshes

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07/05/2016

The RSPB and Sport England have teamed up to get more people outdoors and active. Rainham Marshes nature reserve, just a stone’s throw away from London, now plays host to the RSPB’s first bouldering area.
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