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Reset Part 1 - Indoor Bouldering after the Covid-19 Lockdown Video

This weekend, climbing walls in England can reopen and businesses up and down the country have been diligently preparing for returning customers. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the climbing industry hard, and it is certainly not out of the woods yet. While some walls are easily able to implement safety measures, others simply don't have the space or means to make these tough opening conditions viable.

We caught up with Ged at the new Matchworks Climbing Hangar in Liverpool to look at what measures bouldering walls could implement to keep customers and staff safe.

The Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) has been working with their member climbing walls since the beginning of lockdown on reopening guidelines – a strategy based on three principles:

• Hygiene
• Capacity Management
• Social Distancing

Indoor climbing during COVID-19: some of the safety guidelines drawn up by the ABC.  © ABC
Indoor climbing during COVID-19: some of the safety guidelines drawn up by the ABC.
© ABC

You can help support UK Climbing Walls by buying a Climbing the Walls t-shirt from the ABC. All proceeds will go towards helping walls reopen and making them safer for both customers and staff.

Read our full report on the reopening of climbing walls below:

Thanks to adidas/Five Ten for producing the RESET video series.


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23 Jul

Use of liquid chalk as a hand sanitizer is not clear cut, as normally needs water present as well. According to an article in www.climber.co.uk anyway.

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