ICP Blog

Your ultimate guide for all things indoor rock climbing


Welcome to the ICP blog. With some of our team having been involved with the climbing industry for over 20 years, we have a lot to share so buckle up and let’s get to it!

Recent Posts

Tips for Placing Your First Climbing Hold Order

By ICP | Apr 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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  Whether you've never ordered climbing holds before, or you still find the process a bit confusing, you're not alone! Placing an order for climbing holds is not an easy task, and it can sometimes...

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What Goes Into the Design of a Climbing Gym?

By ICP | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Building a climbing gym might seem like a fairly straightforward, albeit huge, job. But until you get into the process yourself, it’s hard to know exactly what goes into the design of a climbing...

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The 3 Pieces of Route Setting Equipment You Should Never be Without

By ICP | Mar 05, 2019 | 0 Comments
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 For beginner route setters, knowing exactly what you need can be confusing. There are a lot of bits and pieces out there that claim to help you become a better route setter. We feel it's best to...

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(Video) ICP Headquarters build

By ICP | Feb 05, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The ICP Headquarters build is a project very close to our heart, and we're excited to share part one in a series of videos we created to document the build. Yes, we built ourselves a climbing...

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What Every Climbing Gym Needs to Know About Wall Inspections

By ICP | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Wear and tear are inevitable and a sign of a busy, well-functioning facility. Regular wall inspections will help monitor and record this wear and tear, and offer solutions to minimise damage from...

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Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Climbing Holds

By ICP | Jan 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

We're starting 2019 off with a bang, and we thought it would be best to start off with a question we get asked often: what is the best way to maintain your climbing holds? It seems like a fairly...

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2018 Recap: ICP Headquarters Build

By ICP | Dec 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We've completed a number of builds this year, but the most personal would definitely have to be our new ICP Headquarters! After months of brainstorming, designing, and building, it's almost...

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2018 Recap: Route Setting in China

By ICP | Dec 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We've had made a few trips this year but our of all of them, our trip to China would've had to be the biggest!

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2018 Recap: ICP Route Setting Masterclass

By ICP | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments


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2018 Recap: ICP BoulderFest

By ICP | Dec 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

2 days, 556 competitors, 76 volunteers, over 2500 spectators, and countless cups of coffee made for one massive BoulderFest this year.

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