As climbing grows in popularity and evolves yearly, so do the gear and best practices we climbers use.  Inspire is always working to implement the most up-to-date industry standards to help minimize risk and potential injury. 

Assisted Braking Devices

Starting July 1st, Inspire Rock will require using Assisted Braking Devices (ABDs) for belaying on the top rope and lead.  ABDs assist belayers in catching falls, braking, and lowering a climber.  These are not automatic belay devices, and we will always require proper belay techniques in the gym. 

With this change comes the opportunity to expand your knowledge of gear and belay practices.  Our staff is ready to help and teach anyone not already proficient in ABD use.  Starting today, all our top-rope and lead classes will be taught with ABDs, all our staff will be using ABDs, and even our “old-school owners” will be using ABDs. 

To assist with this change, through July 5th, members will receive a 20% discount, and guests will receive a 10% discount off any ABD in the pro shop.  We have stocked various ABDs in the pro shop so that you can select the best option.