The ABC is a small but ambitious organisation set to improve the opportunities and experience of the climbing wall industry and everyone that engages with it.
Working with our close network of sector partners it is our goal to raise the profile of indoor climbing in a positive way so that everyone feels welcomed and proud to be involved.
Through our efforts to improve the safety and professionalism of our industry we aim to improve the experience of climbers and the quality of the workforce; creating habits and career pathways that keep people in the sport for life.
The ABC publishes and maintains a collection of guideline documents with the intention of ensuring an excellent and consistent level of operational safety across the climbing industry. The ABC guidelines outline a series of industry standards and make recommendations based on the experience of ABC members, BS EN Standards and relevant legislation and publications.
The guidelines are laid out in five easy to navigate sections. Parts one and two have recently been reissued and parts three to five will be rolled out in the coming months.
Part 1: Design, construction & maintenance of Artificial Climbing Structures
Part. 2: Policies & procedures
Part 3: Access to and Use of Facilities
Part 4: Access to additional facilities
Part 5: Safeguarding
These guidelines are only available to ABC members and are a key element of our offering.