Cleaning and Disinfecting Perfect Descent auto belays

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines

May 12, 2020

Perfect Descent Auto Belays can be a valuable tool to help manage physical distancing and the flow of people in climbing gyms. Auto belay routes eliminate close contact with belay partners and restrict high-touch points to several easy-to-clean areas. While there remains a lot to be learned about climbing gym operations during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Partnering with the CWA for the Membership Assistance Program

April 22, 2020

Building Community One Climbing Gym at a Time Perfect Descent has partnered with the Climbing Wall Association (CWA) to launch the Membership Assistance Program which aims to give every climbing gym in the world a free one-year membership. In these unprecedented times, we are only as strong as we are united, and it just became…

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IFSC Pan Am Championships 2020

Breaking Down the Importance of the IFSC Pan-Ams Championships in an Olympic Year

February 28, 2020

This week, from Feb. 24–March. 1, marked the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Pan-American Championships at climbing gym Sender One in Los Angeles, California. Kicking off the 2020 Sport Climbing season, the championships will determine the final quota of Pan-American athletes qualified to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.  With just…

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First in Speed, First in Safety: Solving the Single Spring Problem

December 18, 2019

People typically see the brake that controls the lowering speed as the critical mechanism in auto belays, and while they are essential, have you ever considered what happens if an auto belay stops retracting?  The most common self-contained auto belays on the market use a power spring to retract the climber’s lifeline as they ascend.…

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female speed climber preparing to start 2019 climbing world championships

Perfect Descent Sponsors Historic IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan

September 4, 2019

August 20, 2019 marked a historic moment in competition Sport Climbing as the first-ever Olympic climbers were confirmed during the Combined Finals in Hachioji, Japan.  This first ever Olympic Qualifying event followed more than a week of competition with over 253 athletes from 39 countries battling to take home the World Champion title in Lead,…

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Come See Us at the 2019 Climbing Wall Summit

May 8, 2019

You can find Perfect Descent in the exhibit hall at the 2019 Climbing Wall Association Summit May 15 through 17 in Loveland, Colorado.  It’s one of our favorite times of year when we get to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and customers across the indoor climbing wall industry.  This year’s keynote will focus on purpose driven leadership and…

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Womens' Speed Climbing World Cup Wujiang, China 2018

IFSC Speed and Lead Climbing World Cup – Wujiang, China 2018

October 26, 2018

At the IFSC Climbing World Cup Championship in Wujiang, China, Anouck Jaubert of France took home the season title for women’s speed climbing while the fastest time of the event was Juliia Kaplina’s 7.650 seconds race. Jaubert outperformed fellow teammate Aurela Sarisson of France in the opening race, bested Sari Agustina of Indonesia with a…

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Youth Olympic Games 2018 Recap

October 12, 2018

The first ever Youth Olympians of Sport Climbing has concluded at the Summer Youth Olympic (YOG) Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 10th. Sport Climbing featured 42 male and female athletes representing 25 countries. The field of athletes consist of the top 16 and 17-year-old Bouldering, Speed and Lead athletes competing for the first…

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World Climbing Championship 2018 Recap

October 12, 2018

After 10 days of competitions among six of the top-scoring men and women athletes, the Combined finals came to an end with the athletes facing off in a Bouldering, Lead, and Speed Climbing showdown for the Combined world title. The six women finalist went head-to-head in Speed Climbing with a bracket-style elimination, Miho Nonaka of…

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Sean McColl Professional Climber

Finding my Apex – Sean McColl

September 10, 2018

By: Guest Writer, Sean McColl With my path now firmly set on the 2020 Olympic Games, training for speed climbing becomes more and more important. My time needs to get faster and to do this I need more repetitions, more consistency, and more time on the competition Speed wall. I am the only competitor in…

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