What are the benefits of joining the ABC?

Joining the ABC is the best way to ensure that your wall meets the climbing wall industries best practise guidelines. ABC members get access to guidance, reports and in depth analysis of the issues affecting our industry. There are also seminars, newsletters and a members forum to help you stay in touch with what’s going on in the world of indoor climbing.

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What are the benefits of coming a member?

The ABC is important to benchmark best practice for the management of climbing facilities. The Castle’s always sought to be involved in the ABC because we want the opportunity to shape the future of climbing walls. Knowing that we conform to the ABC guidelines and reviewing this every year is key to ensuring that our health and safety management is as good as it can be

Audrey Seguy – MD of Castle Climbing Centre, London

Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC)

Welcome to the Association of British Climbing Walls. Here you’ll find details on all things climbing related, from how to find a wall near you through to a simple concise Code of Conduct for wall operators. The ABC was formed in 1994 to develop standards and operating procedures for the growing UK climbing wall industry. Today the association is recognised as the representative body for climbing walls by Insurance Companies, the Health & Safety Executive and the BMC.

Membership is open to all climbing walls that are able to commit to some simple safe operational procedures.

What you'll find in the members section...

For members of the ABC there’s a members only area with downloads, reports and a forum to connect you with other members.

You’ll also be able to quickly and easily submit accident reports to help us in our effort to lower the cost of climbing wall insurance.

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