Santa Barbara, Calif. October 1, 2018 – Now that climbing is in the athletic spotlight, safety regulators are cracking down on university climbing gyms, reminding us all that it’s not just fun and games, and forcing colleges to adjust their equipment. , In response to increased regulation, College Outside now stocks all the best work safety products for university climbing walls and challenge courses. This includes the Petzl Professional Line, the Edelrid Work Safety and Adventure Parks Line, and the CAMP USA Safety line.
College Outside is committed to helping their partner organizations stay up to date! The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) are the organizations that encourage and enforce safety standards across many industries and are in the process of enforcing restrictions on how university climbing gyms do their thing.
“As a company, our mission is to encourage students to get outside,” said College Outside Founder and CEO Sarah Lockwood. “In most cases that journey for students starts with campus climbing gyms. We believe that those gyms should be as safe as possible for students and employees alike. We are pleased to announce that campus gyms and challenge courses can now purchase ANSI & OSHA certified products through College Outside.” This includes the Petzl Professional line, the Edelrid Work Safety, Industry, and Adventure Parks Lines, and CAMP Safety product lines.
The equipment update includes helmets and full body harnesses for route setters. ANSI recommends against using the typical GriGri for hands-free, and recommends instead the Giant by CAMP that is safe for when you’re a solo setter! College Outside will be stocking these items, as well as carabiners that can carry it all. The items in the new collections will be available for college gyms to order at wholesale cost through their Group Accounts for maximum professional protection!
Stay safe and send on!