Gold Sponsors

Grounded in more than fifty years of experience, we design, manufacture, and provide products that are built to meet your needs, and to be the most functional and reliable products on the market. In their line of work, operators offer us adventure, sport, and new experiences. For managers, route setters, or instructors of climbing gyms, we have one objective: to make their work easier. That’s why we have designed a line of products that is dedicated to them, combining durability, reliability, ergonomics, and education, in order to strengthen professionalism and customer service.

Silver Sponsors

Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients.

As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and relationship, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for our talented team.

We work in partnership with our clients, getting on their agenda to see the world from their perspective, supporting them to make informed decisions that will ensure their business is resilient enough to bounce back from an unexpected event.

The software powering the indoor climbing industry since 2008.

Rock Gym Pro is member management software used by hundreds of climbing gyms around the world. Specifically developed to handle the unique complexities of high-volume facilities, Rock Gym Pro is the most robust and flexible member management software available. 

Walltopia is a Bulgarian manufacturing company with the purpose of designing and manufacturing the most advanced climbing facilities in the world. Our passion for science and technology and our focus on safety helped us grow to become the world leader in the Climbing and the Adventure & Leisure industries.

We offer the largest range of climbing wall surfaces available in the world today and deliver complete solutions to our customers. Walltopia also has the largest portfolio of classic and novel active entertainment attractions.

For more than 24 years Walltopia has produced over 2000 projects in 80 countries on 6 continents and we are always ready to take on any challenge.

Evening Sponsors

EP Climbing – the world’s leading climbing wall manufacturer and a pioneer in climbing wall design and installation.

Established in 1985, EP has been at the forefront of artificial climbing wall innovation and development. It is with this experience that has led to us working on some of the most prestigious climbing wall projects in the world; from state-of-the-art commercial centres to the sport’s debut at the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympics.

We have a comprehensive aftersales, maintenance and servicing department to ensure that your climbing wall is maintained to the highest standards. We also offer a broad range of climbing holds, climbing equipment packages and adventure equipment such as ‘TruBlue Auto Belays’ and ‘Zip Stops’.

EP is an official IFSC partner and a supplier of climbing walls in IFSC World Cups


Clif Bar Europe, B.V. crafts food for performance energy and everyday nutrition, including CLIF BAR® Energy Bar, the plant-based bar made from wholesome ingredients, CLIF BAR® Minis, CLIF® Builders® protein bar, and CLIF BLOKS® Energy Chews. The company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and the planet. For more information visit www.clifbar.co.uk/ and check us out on Facebook and follow us at Twitter and Instagram.

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Founded in 2010 by Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter and climber, Jessica Mor, 3RD ROCK is a family run sustainable activewear brand based in the Peak District, UK. We offer a range of uniquely-designed, high quality and ethically-produced activewear for Climbing, Yoga, Pilates and most other active pursuits.

The Activities Industry Mutual (AIM) specialises in providing competitive, cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance for the activities sector. The cover we offer includes Public Liability, Employers Liability, Property and Equipment cover. We also include Legal Expenses through specialist providers ARAG. 

Owned by its Members and operated on their behalf via an elected board of outdoor adventure experts including Paul Reeve of The Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield, it was formed for the sole purpose of providing economical and high-quality cover for individuals, instructors, coaches and organisations with climbing walls.

Air Spectrum Environmental is a UK-based manufacturer offering air quality services to a variety of industries. One area of specialty is the recreation industry, with specific focus in the climbing sector. We have built expertise in monitoring and reducing magnesium dust in the climbing centre environment, thus protecting the health and wellbeing of staff and members, as well as increasing the lifespan of existing ventilation and air conditioning units. Air Spectrum Environmental offers a bespoke dust reduction solution using ionising technology. 

Beta Setting has been providing the UK with a selection of world class grips for over 10 years, being the UK distributor for the Climb Holds brands we provide everything you need to set the perfect blocs. Also in our offering are premium brands from Xcult, Wataaah, Pusher and Trango Holds. Providing an in-depth consultancy service, we are able to assist from new walls to experienced gyms supporting you, the customer, with the best holds for your customers, and budget

Here at Black Diamond it’s all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.

BOREAL was founded in 1975 by Jesús García Lopez in the town of Villena, Spain, an area with a rich history of footwear manufacturing.

Boreal quickly established itself as world leader in outdoor footwear and the Boreal name became synonymous with quality and performance.

Boreal is proud of their long history of technical innovation. The first sticky climbing rubber, the first climbing specific rubber compound, the first slip-lasted rock shoes, the pioneering use of waterproof membranes, the first outsole with integrated crampon attachment lugs and many more such innovations, were first made by Boreal.

Today, Boreal remains a family business and continues to proudly manufacture their footwear in Villena with an increasing awareness and focus on environmental sustainability.

Climbers Against Cancer is an international charity that makes regular donations to cancer research institutes around the world. We are the chosen charity of the IFSC and the climbing community. 

The charity was founded by John Ellison, climber and climbing coach. 

John wanted the money that we raise from the sale of the t-shirts and from the donations that we are given to go directly to the people in white coats with petri dishes, straight in research into cures for cancer.

Our amazing supporters raise funds for us which we, in turn pass on to the research institutes in the form of donations. 

Cool Tech are specialists in environmentally friendly, low energy evaporative comfort cooling, IR heating and LED lighting plus hygienic UVC LED technologies; Cool-Tech’s UVC LED lamp technology disinfects surfaces with the flick of a switch and is proven to kill 99.9% of germs, ideal for infection prevention and control on your climbing wall. 

Chalk Hunter manufacture a range of indoor air quality products, offering simple standalone air filtration units and high flow rate units for whole building ventilation and cooling systems. Chalk Hunter work closely with installation partners Cool-Tech who provide turn key air quality and cooling solutions for climbing centres.

Climbing Wall Matting is one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of climbing wall mats. We manufacture and supply Climbing Wall Mats for Climbing Wall Centres and Climbing Wall Designers. Our Climbing Wall Mats include our specially branded Promat range of Climbing Wall Matting. These include bouldering mats, hanging mats, and safety mats also known as crash mats, and others.

Established in 2004, CWS has completed hundreds of Main Inspections (annual) for all types of climbing structures. We are knowledgeable in all aspects of operation, from instruction to construction, and we bring decades of experience to you. Our history working with various wall manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, governing bodies and insurers gives us insight which no other organisation has. We provide clear, independent and, detailed reports which are produced in a timely manner.

Started in 2021 with the goal of producing high-quality fibreglass macros in the UK, Contact has quickly become a staple in many walls across the country and beyond.

As climbers and setters, we know what makes a good hold, and by managing our own production we are able to continuously improve our product to handle the workload of a modern climbing gym. Our range of sets is always expanding, and we’ll be launching a brand new set at the show!

UK Manufacturer: Climbing Holds and Volumes – Commercial Boulder Matting – Boulder mats

We strive for the highest possible quality in everything that we do.  Whether it is shaping new holds, our manufacturing, workmanship or customer service.  We always strive to produce the very best quality products and deliver them on time.

We look forward to seeing you at the ABC conference and introducing you to our new shapes and boulder mats.

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Dark Ventures Ltd are the UK distributor for Blocz, Bluepill, Chapter, Unit, CCE and Artline holds. The holds we distribute come from passionate designers and setters to create unique holds that are exciting to climb on and set with, we do our very best to push the sport, the scene and the experience a little further. And so we keep moving on, supported by our deep connection with our favorite sport and the climbing scene. We will supply everything you need to make the climbing or bouldering experience so unique.

Digital Training Boards was established in 2018 with the sole goal to enhance and create world class climbing facilities. Founded by active climber Gareth Scott the company has grown and developed into the UK’s leading supplies of LED systems for climbing facilities.

We design, make and install an LED system to illuminate routes on Bouldering or Lead walls. The LED system can be installed on any wall. The number of holds can range from 50 to an unlimited number; however on a practical scale a large training board has approximately 250 – 400 holds.

The LED system can be set up on symmetrical boards; the “MIRROR” function allows users to display a mirror of the problem they are trying with one click.

We have worked with a number of leading climbers across the country and wall manufacturers to get this right.

We are always developing it further and our goal is to transform training in the UK and Europe.

At first Dreamwall appeared to be the new kids on the block.  But when you realise that they are actually the most experienced design and build team from the last 20 years, with the biggest collection of projects under their belt, from their previous company, then you realise that Dreamwall has both the skills and experience, coupled with the recent new lease of life in creativity.

Of course you will not hear them going on about the past achievements, Dreamwall are firmly focused on the next thing as the wheel of change continues to turn and the next generation of climbing wall features can be unlocked.

Dreamwall is exclusively represented by Serious Climbing in the U.K. combining local knowledge with international building experience, a winning formula.

EDELRID are arguably one of the most innovative manufacturers around today. Since creating the kernmantle rope in 1953 we have continued to push boundaries in all aspects of the Sport and Work Safety markets. Come down to the stand to check out our selection of equipment including route setting kit, the award-winning Ohm and Tower ropes. Plus, our best-selling harnesses the Joker, Fraggle for youngsters and improved classic designed Ultralight helmet

Providing: Bouldering wall mats, Articulated climbing wall mats, Belay-gate mats, Custom made post protectors and covers.

Eveque are a specialist mat manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience.

We offer a complete service for Climbing Wall Matting including: Design, measuring, manufacture, installation and maintenance.

Our factory is located near junction 19 of the M6 in Cheshire and is equipped with CAD design, cutting, sewing, bonding and printing facilities.

Our team have worked with many wall builders, operators and owners to provide quality product and services. 

Other products by Eveque include: Gym Mats, Martial Arts Mats, High Jump & Pole Vault Landing Areas, Safety Surround Mats for Vaulting Areas, Climbing Wall Safety Matting , Dojos, Combat Training and Restraint Room Protective Padding, Post protectors, Drugget floor covers, Protective Wear-sheets. Sportshall Athletics Equipment.

Gekco is an environmentally friendly, high performance climbing chalk brand established 2020 in Yorkshire, England.

The brand was born from the development and creation of a resin free liquid chalk. Aimed at combatting the issue of glassy, gunked up holds in climbing gyms and permanently damaged rock. Since launch, Gekco has further developed its product range with sustainability and the environment as the leading guide in product development.

From bottle return schemes to the most environmentally friendly loose and biodegradable chalk balls, Gekco is continuously striving to create the most eco-friendly methods without compromising on quality.This year, yet again Gekco will be launching more game changing green innovations specifically aimed at climbing walls and their climbers.

Don’t miss out, head by their stand and be the first to reserve the future.

Gripz is the most experienced hold distributor in the UK. Gaz Parry and Katherine Mills draw on their life long experience of climbing from over 3 decades. Both Gaz and Kate competed on the international circuit for team GB. Gaz continues climbing as a pro climber, routesetter, commentator and coach.

Katherine takes care of all the ordering, office work and keeps our customers up-to-date with their orders and production. Kate has now retired from climbing to focus on her lifelong passion of horse riding and is currently training the horses to carriage drive. 

For a personal and friendly service choose Gripz

We are the UK’s largest and most trusted technology partner for indoor climbing gyms. Born in the North of England, Griptonite is the obvious solution to take your gym to the Next-Level.

Our platform is designed to retain, engage and delight. We focus specifically on getting new users back and helping familiar faces Level-UP. Through the power of positive psychology theory, our tried and tested technology delivers.

When it comes to hosting events, we provide an un-paralleled solution for single-day comps; leagues; and multi-round ladders. We do all the heavy lifting including promotion, digital scorecards, access control, live-displays and post contest analysis.

Built by Climbers for Climbers, Kong Climbing Ltd. formally King Kong Climbing Walls was established in 1994 by climbers for climbers to create world class climbing facilities. Founded by pioneer Lake District Climber Paul Cornforth the company has grown and developed in to the UK’s leading Climbing Wall specialists.

Now with over 25 years’ experience our diverse and passionate team of designers, engineers and fabricators specialise in creating innovative and bespoke engineering solutions for our customers ever ambitious aspirations.

In 2021 Kong Climbing Ltd. lauched their new holds purchase platform Kongholds.com to distribute holds, volumes and macros from brands such as Agripp, Ibex and Digital along side King King, Arctic Grips and Incurvo Holds 

Way back in 1965, Ben Lyon, aided by engineer brother Graham, started making caving ladders. The name ‘Lyon Ladders’ was registered in 1973.

In the same year Ben, with Mike Meredith, took a party of cavers to France and called in on Fernand Petzl’s 3-man workshop. Mike started imports to the UK, handing on to Ben’s business in 1974, making ‘Lyon’ the first overseas Petzl distributor. The next move was to change our name to Lyon Equipment.

Today, with even wider scope to our activities, you may find yourself talking, under the banner of Lyon Equipment Limited, to Lyon (Manufacturing), Lyon (Outdoors), Lyon (Cycle), Lyon (Watersports), Lyon (Work & Rescue), Lyon (Training) or the Petzl UK Agency – a division of Lyon Equipment set up solely to manage the supply of Petzl product in the UK and Ireland… and after all this time we still make caving ladders!

Mammut this year celebrates being 160 years old. What started out as a small ropemaking business in Switzerland, back in 1862 is now a leading mountain sports equipment supplier that stands for trailblazing innovation and safety.

MAMMUT stands for Swiss quality, for high performance and long-lasting mountain equipment. In 2008 we joined Fair Wear Foundation as one of the first outdoor brands. This happened as part of our sustainability strategy “WE CARE”, where we focus on clean production processes, animal welfare, reducing our company’s footprint and foster ethical production. We’re not perfect but we strive to be better and want to contribute our part to make sure that future generations may still be alpinists.

Mann Broadbent Insurance have been specialists in the sports and leisure sector since 1961, insuring walls, coaches, clubs, retailers and manufacturers. If you would like help with your insurance please get in touch.

Moon Climbing – A classic clothing range for all climbing activities. Our women’s range has had a complete revamp for 2023. We will also have our best-selling hardgoods range including Moon Dust, chalk bags, bouldering bags and crash pads.

Mountain Boot Company are a leading distributor of a multitude of outdoor brands and will be attending the ABC event with all brands under its climbing category – Scarpa, Organic Climbing, E9, Friction Labs, ClimbSkin and Grivel.

WorkNest is a powerhouse of employment law, HR and health and safety support services, weaving pragmatic advice with powerful technology platforms. We exist to help employers proactively overcome their employment, safety and wellbeing challenges, working alongside internal teams or providing a fully outsourced solution. 

Headquartered in Chester with hubs throughout the UK, our 450-strong team – which includes more than 75 qualified employment law solicitors – empower employers to soar through nurture and protection. 

Find out more at worknest.com

After spending several years working in the sustainability sector, I was frustrated that not enough was being done to help small businesses engage with the net-zero challenge. I co-founded Positive Planet with the aim of giving SMEs the support they need to benefit from being more sustainable. As a keen cyclist and father of two outdoor-loving boys, it matters to me that I do my bit to preserve our planet and humanity. I do however frequently forget my bag for life. – Stephen Henry | Positive Planet

Red Chili is a brand with a huge amount of heritage in the climbing world. Since being founded in 1996 we have partnered with some of the world’s top climbers and boulderers. Now that climbing is changing and becoming more and more popular, we’ve used our years of expertise to create a comprehensive range of rock shoes with something for climbers of all abilities. Come down to the stand to check the full range. As well as some of the best rental shoes on the market, the Session and Session Air.

Join RIDGEGEAR on an adventure with our range of recreational harnesses and accessories. From climbing walls to outdoor high rope courses, we have the harnesses and equipment needed for the activity you desire.

We were founded in 1998. Since that time, we have established ourselves as a leading innovator in the height safety manufacturing industry. All our products are developed and produced at our factory in Leek, Staffordshire. Where we weave our own webbing.

We have been proud members of the Made in Britain campaign since 2016.

We also offer training, inspections and consultancy services for adventure parks, climbing walls and other off-ground activities.

Rockcity has thirty years experience making climbing holds.  Originally out of the necessity for its own gym back in the early 1990’s, then co-founding S7, which was the U.K.s legendary climbing training company.  Rockcity continued to innovate and designed modern freestanding metal frames for well known training wall companies, developing the first free standing and adjustable training board.

Since 2015 Rockcity has focused on commercial climbing holds, then in 2018 took the step into the world of competition climbing.  With a whirlwind across 2019 IFSC events to then be chosen as an official supplier to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Now, you will see Rockcity Climbing Holds, fibreglass macros and plywood volumes on almost every major IFSC competition in 2021 and 2022.  Rockcity Climbing Holds is distributed in the U.K. by Serious Climbing Distribution.

Rockworks is a UK company with over 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of climbing walls and structures to suit all requirements; including sports and leisure centres, schools and universities, the armed forces and dedicated climbing centres. The company has designed and constructed many of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the UK as well as unique outdoor boulder parks and associated groundworks. Our project management team have extensive experience in the successful delivery of a projects both in the UK and Internationally. The company is also a founder member of the Climbing Wall Manufacturers Association (C.W.M.A.), established to ensure the highest safety standards in all aspects of construction and installation.

Rugged Interactive are experts in gamification and are strongly established within the indoor adventure industry, where they offer a range of unique interactive activities for trampoline parks, family entertainment centres, leisure centres, soft play and more.

Exhibiting at the ABC for only the second time, they’re relatively new to the climbing world. With indoor climbing centres looking to attract more beginners and kids than ever before, Rugged are excited to demonstrate how their gamification expertise can help centres reach a larger audience. 

Designed and manufactured in Nottingham, the Seeing Stars training system by Sad Alien Climbing provides a valuable additional training tool to recreational and competition climbers looking to develop and maintain climbing fitness while in the home environment.

Our ethos is to encourage sustainable training to achieve a healthy and long lasting climbing life style.

We are keen to attend events where we can demonstrate our Modular Training Board and allow people to experience the difference whilst training the full range of upper limb, shoulder, back and core muscle groups. Our “Tap Brian Challenge” has provided a fun, core burning, addition to various national and international events in previous years.

Founded over a decade ago, Serious Climbing is the U.K.s climbing wall experts, representing the best climbing hold brands in the world, including the majority of IFSC competition and Olympic hold companies and supplying the best indoor climbing gyms in the U.K. and Ireland.

Successfully designing and building climbing wall projects in the U.K. and Ireland for clients, today we work with the most skilled design and build team at Dreamwall.  Our team has over 60 years experience in the operation and management of climbing gyms.  This combined with years of route setting experience at the highest level we are the Serious Climbing option for advice on all climbing gym facility needs.

Now Dreamweall works alongside Rockcity Climbing Holds in Hull to combine its warehousing and distribution.

We’re the indoor climbing guidebook, showing our climbers their local wall with a complete catalogue of up-to-date routes. We use actual photos showing the routes, so they can check them out wherever they are – even when they should probably be doing something else!

At simianclimb.com, our climbers can keep track of what they’ve climbed, view their stats, see what their friends have (and haven’t) done – and more…

We’re continually working on our site to develop functionality for both our climbers and our climbing centres.

Head over to our stand to check out what we’re working on or just to say hi!

TENZING is on a mission to change the energy game for good. Launching back in 2016, we were the first plant-based energy drink providing an alternative to the artificial, high sugar and high octane drinks typical in the category. 

Climbing is in our DNA. Named after the legendary Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, we worked with his family to recreate the energising brews he and Sherpas used on their expeditions. 

We feel a responsibility to protect our natural playground. Since we launched, we’ve worked hard to know, show and lower our carbon footprint, becoming the world’s first carbon negative energy drink, and the world’s first soft drink to carbon label our cans. Last year, we also became B-Corp certified, joining the ranks of companies aiming to use business as a force for good.

Troll Outdoors will be showcasing new and existing products from own brand; Troll, established in 1965, and from the many brands they distribute including Climbing Technology, 8BPLUS, Boot Bananas, KletterRetter and PowerFingers. Troll products are manufactured from the small factory in Yorkshire, with these facilities they also offer a custom logo chalk bag service, choose your colours, bag style, and feature your own logo on a UK made chalk bag. Stop by the stand to find out more!

Turn everyday into the perfect climbing day. With this goal in mind, Vertical-Life got its start ten years ago in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Italy. We specialise in providing climbers and climbing gyms with digital solutions that elevate their climbing experience. The Vertical-Life app offers users a digital guide to over 4.500 outdoor destinations, and a free-to-use online guide to premium partner climbing gyms. In addition to being able to virtually navigate through crags and gyms in order to know before you go, the app supplies climbers with new route notifications, monthly challenges, a training log, outdoor and indoor rankings and much more. For gym operators, we deliver software solutions for route setting and staff management, and course booking and reservations that dovetail with our app service. In addition, our Scorecard competition management software offers gyms and climbers the best possible competition experience by providing online competitor registration, a smartphone enabled scorecard, and live up-to-the-minute results. Come visit our booth to learn more about why the next move matters.