Everyone's Welcome in Climbing
Is your climbing wall accessible? Could it be more so?
You may already have seen our ‘Everyone’s Welcome in Climbing’ document. If you attended our partners’ seminar on Climbing and Neurodiversity you’ll have heard it referenced.
The document lays out a series of steps that can be taken to increase accessibility and break down barriers to participation in climbing walls.
The document is broken down into Quick Wins, Longer Term solutions, and Good Practice Case Studies. At each stage, communication, provision, physical space, and most importantly – the people – are discussed and considered.
The Everyone’s Welcome in Climbing pack aims to provide an easy to access list of measures a wall can take to make more people feel welcome in their facility.
This means that whatever someone’s gender, size, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic background they will be able to enjoy indoor climbing and all it has to offer.
We strongly believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but that it will be good for business too if it encourages your whole community to participate.
We also understand that this pack likely won’t contain every answer to every participation barrier. Rather, we hope that this will provide a solid base to grow from.