climbing safety

More Climbing Centers Implement “Auto Belay”

More Climbing Centers Implement “Auto Belay”

¬†We’re all becoming more comfortable with non-human interfaces in areas that have traditionally required a person. Everything from self-service checkout to self-driving cars are being introduced to do jobs that have always required a human. Now, auto-belay on climbing walls is allowing climbers to manage their own safety belays without another person being involved. The […]

Need Finger Protection?  Try Gaffers Tape

Need Finger Protection? Try Gaffers Tape

Finger protection tape can be expensive.  This cloth tape with vinyl adhesive can cost as much as $3.00 for a 15 yard roll. Gaffers tape (route setting tape) is essentially the same product and can be purchased for as little as $7.19 for a 55 yard roll.  Big difference! Gaffers tape is woven cotton cloth […]

It’s Not Route Setting Tape, But It Is A Tape That Every Route Setter Needs

It’s Not Route Setting Tape, But It Is A Tape That Every Route Setter Needs

Lots of route setters use rolls of colored cloth tape to map out routes on a climbing wall. ¬†Different colors for different routes and the ability to quickly change a route. There is another tape that should be part of every route setters tool kit. That tape is barricade tape, commonly known as caution tape, […]

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