Sport climbing is making its debut in the 2021 Olympics!
For the first time in Olympic history, climbing has been added to the lineup of athletic events! And while gymnastics, swimming, and track and field all hold near and dear to our hearts as some of the most anticipated sports to watch, following the Olympics is the best way to discover — or rekindle — a new athletic hobby.
Because of the draw that the Olympics have in terms of viewers, the Olympic Bump is a real thing, and as a climbing gym owner or a climber yourself, you may see the interest in this sport skyrocket!
What does the future hold for climbing? Dive into this discussion with Impact Climbing in today’s post.
The Olympics will shine a light on the sport of climbing, bringing an awareness to the sport that perhaps hasn’t ever been hyped in this way — this is a pretty incredible moment for climbing!
People of all ages will be inspired watching greatness like Alannah Yip and Sean McColl represent Canada, which will likely mean an uptick in climbing gym memberships — when there’s inspiration, people will seek a gym to try climbing out or even reinvigorate their long lost passion for the sport!
Supporting The Climbing Community
With the inception of climbing on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity as a gym owner to promote climbing, even before the big surge! This is a great way to connect with people and host a climbing watch party or even an Olympic-inspired climbing competition.
Welcoming New Climbing Enthusiasts
Walking into a climbing gym for the first time can be quite overwhelming, so as a gym owner, start thinking ahead about how you can help new people fall in love with the sport just like you did.
Consider ramping up and offering new introduction courses, or offer a tailored package for new climbers that includes helpful things such as a tour and staff introduction, how to stay safe, and the various classes and resources your climbing gym provides.
As a seasoned climber, this is also a great opportunity to help people out at the gym. If someone looks lost or like they need some help, make it a point to reach out and connect.
Turning Your Vision Into A Reality
Perhaps you’re already a climbing gym owner and you’re looking to expand or update your space, or perhaps you have a dream to build a beautiful, state-of-the-art climbing facility. Wherever you’re at in the process, Impact Climbing can turn those dreams into a reality!
Watch as the sport of climbing blossoms with its debut in Tokyo and the millions of new eyes witnessing this exciting sport for the first time.
Prepare with Impact Climbing today!