FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Liz Warren, Operations manager
Threshold Climbing, Yoga + Fitness
D: 405-470-3611 | M 405-570-0262
New Belay Policy implemented for 2020 at Threshold Climbing + Fitness in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK (February 3, 2020) – As the climbing community grows and evolves each year, so do the gear and practices used by climbers. As a leader in the industry, Threshold is constantly working to implement the most up-to-date industry standards and best practices to help minimize risk and injury within that community.
Threshold Climbing & Fitness would like to announce that starting on May 1st, 2020, the use of Assisted Braking Devices (ABDs) will be required for belaying on both top rope and lead in their facility. Assisted braking devices are devices that, either by mechanical or geometric means, aid belayers in braking, catching falls, and lowering their climbers.
The most important aspect of these devices is their risk mitigating capabilities. The climbing industry has intuitively begun to rely more on these devices because of their ease of use and assistance in key processes of belaying. Please note, ABDs are not foolproof. Even if you are an experienced belayer, you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when using any belay device and check with a Threshold instructor on current belay standards using your device in the facility.
With this policy change comes the opportunity to expand knowledge of gear and practices. Starting in February 2020, Threshold will be hosting free ABD clinics on how to use the most common devices. In addition, the gym will be expanding their retail stock with more options for purchase, as well as hosting special sales for members. The Petzl Gri Gri Plus or the Edelrid Mega Jul are now available to rent at the front desk as well, if you are not ready to purchase your own.
**MEDIA ALERT: Threshold Climbing & Fitness would like to announce that starting on May 1st, 2020, the use of Assisted Braking Devices (ABDs) will be required for belaying on both top rope and lead in their facility.**
Climbers can check the gym schedule for clinics and classes to learn more about assisted braking devices.
About Threshold Climbing Gym:
Threshold Climbing, Fitness + Yoga is Oklahoma City’s world-class indoor climbing facility. Founded in 2017, they are dedicated to promoting community, wellness and fitness through rock climbing, one of the world’s fastest growing and most rewarding sports. Learn more about Threshold and what they offer at www.thresholdclimbing.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Threshold is located at 6024 Westlake Memorial Parkway Oklahoma City, OK 73024