New Climbing Film Features TRUBLUE Auto Belay

10325152054_fa9730bff7_cTRUBLUE Auto Belays is a proud sponsor of Chuck Fryberger Film’s upcoming climbing flick – Exposure, Vol. 1.

Exposure follows professional climbers Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Cheyne Lempe, Mason Earle, Angie Payne, and Cody Roth as they take on some of the world’s most difficult climbing, from boulders to mountains to traditional routes. Their conquests will redefine their place in the world of rock climbing, and will take them from the peaks of Patagonia to the harsh desert of Utah.

Matt Wilder, a Mountain Hardwear Athlete, is seen in the film using a TRUBLUE Auto Belay to train by climbing laps on it at the Boulder Rock Club.

The film will premier worldwide online on November 22, 2013 at 5:00 CET, and in Boulder, CO at the same date and time. To buy tickets to the online premier or the cinematic showing, visit

Watch the trailer now:

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TRUBLUE Sponsors Climbing Wall Association’s ClimbSmart® Public Awareness Campaign


Earlier this week, the Climbing Wall Association announced the release of their ClimbSmart® Resources, an expansion on their existing ClimbSmart® Public Awareness Campaign. The addition of new resources to the existing ClimbSmart® program is a response to the growth of the climbing industry, the introduction of new technologies, and the different types of climbing wall designs that are now offered in climbing gyms.

Head Rush Technologies, maker of the TRUBLUE Auto Belay, is proud to be a sponsor of the ClimbSmart® campaign. The TRUBLUE Auto Belay, the market leader among auto belays, appears as the key image on the Auto Belay Awareness poster.

As a leader in the industry, Eldorado Climbing Walls, sister company to Head Rush Technologies, is also a key sponsor of the ClimbSmart® program, and two of their climbing wall designs can be seen on ClimbSmart® posters. The Belay Technique poster features the School of Mines climbing wall, and the Auto Belay Safety poster features the Santa Barbara Rock Club.

Originally just a single resource, the new ClimbSmart® program now includes posters and awareness videos. The posters address auto belay awareness, boulder safety, belay technique, and a general warning poster about the risks associated with climbing.

The end goal of this program is to provide education and bring attention to the risk involved in climbing sports, proper equipment use, and personal responsibility. The four points that the CWA wishes to drive home, what they are calling their “Four Point Universal Warning”, include:

  1. Climbing is Inherently Dangerous
  2. Qualified Instruction is required
  3. Use Equipment According to the Manufacturer’s Instructions
  4. Your Safety is Your Responsibility

The CWA plans to continue growing this program by providing more resources for gyms, such as stickers, brochures, and other collateral, as well as by keeping their website up to date with new and relevant information. They also will be hosting ClimbSmart® events and forums, such as product demonstrations, gear clinics, slideshows, and educational seminars.

To learn more about the posters for your climbing gym, visit the Climbing Wall Association website.

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World’s Largest Rock Climbing Structure Includes Seventy TRUBLUE Auto Belays

Eldorado Climbing Walls, the expert in climbing wall construction, announces the completion of the world’s largest man-made rock climbing structure. Part of the Boy Scouts of America’s extreme sports village at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in West Virginia, this climbing facility will be unveiled at the 2013 National Jamboree.

A total of 60,000 square feet of rock climbing terrain, the climbing facility is divided into two areas: The Rocks and Boulder Cove. All climbing terrain is constructed from Eldorado’s SHOTRock product and entirely hand-sculpted to mimic the local rock styles and climbing features of the New River Gorge.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Boy Scouts of America to complete a project of this massive scope and size,” said Jerad Wells, CEO of Eldorado Climbing Walls. He continues, “The climbing facility at The Rocks and Boulder Cove truly showcase the amazing climbing wall design and climbing wall construction capabilities of our team. We look forward to seeing this facility inspire a love of rock climbing in current and future generations of Scouts.”

“Eldorado Climbing Walls has been a fantastic partner,” said Tom Wagner, High Adventure Project Manager for Trinityworks. He continues, “From conception of the project, operational plans, construction with weather delays, to climbing hold solutions, each phase has presented unique challenges. At every turn Eldorado’s crew has come to the table with solutions that have kept the project on schedule. They are a committed group of professionals that I would highly recommend, and I hope we get to work together again!”

The Rocks climbing area is dedicated specifically to the Scouts during the Jamboree. The most unique element of this massive climbing area is the “Leap of Faith,” where participants leap into the air from a height of 32 feet and are safely lowered to the ground by the
TRUBLUE Auto Belay. Other features include:

  • Two rappelling towers with a total of 36 rappelling stations at a height of 32 feet (6 stations are dedicated “leap of faith” stations).
  • Three climbing fins with 68 manual belay stations at heights from 21-30 feet.
  • Two climbing fins with 33 TRUBLUE Auto Belay stations at heights from 25-35 feet.
  • One 25-foot high climbing fin with 8 climbing stations (6 manual, 2 auto-belay).
  • Six freestanding boulders with over 50 stations and an average height of ten feet.

Boulder Cove incorporates over 280 linear feet of rock climbing walls ranging for 19’ to 36’ in height. In this area, the Scouts and their families can enjoy the following features together:

  • 12 TRUBLUE Auto Belay backed up rappel stations.
  • 72’ linear foot rappel deck
  • 25 TRUBLUE Auto Belay backed up climbing stations.
  • Three distinct boulders averaging 13’ in height.

The Jamboree runs from July 15th to the 24th, 2013. Following the Jamboree, the Bechtel Summit Reserve and the climbing facility will be open to scouting trips and retreats. The Bechtel Summit will continue to host the US Jamboree every year, and plans are in the making to host the World Jamboree in 2019. For more information, click here.

bechtel panoramic

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Training with the TRUBLUE Auto Belay

As seen in Climbing Magazine, TRUBLUE Auto Belays are a great educational and training tool.

In this video series, trainer Chris Wall of the Boulder Rock Club in Colorado demonstrates how to lead climb in the gym, how to best utilize your climbing gym when working on your endurance, and how to train without a partner… all on the TRUBLUE Auto Belay.

Want to try it out for yourself? Click here to find a TRUBLUE near you!

Training Endurance without a Partner

Training in a Gym without a Partner

Learning to Lead

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How Do You TRUBLUE? See how others get the most from their TRUBLUEs.

61% of climbing gyms say that membership/participation has increased since they purchased their TRUBLUE Auto Belays*

See how Santa Barbara Rock Gym successfully incorporates auto belays into their facility:

50% of colleges and universities with TRUBLUE Auto Belays have seen an increase in membership/participation since adding the auto belays (2012 TRUBLUE Owner Survey).

In this video, the students and staff at University of Nebraska – Lincoln share how the auto belays have enhanced the social and educational aspects of their climbing wall and outdoor recreation program.

* 2012 TRUBLUE Owner Survey feedback

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Taking a TRUBLUE Leap of Faith

The TRUBLUE Auto Belay isn’t just for climbing walls. There are lots of creative uses of the TRUBLUE for challenge courses, canopy tours and more!

In this video our friends at Bonsai Designs make use of the TRUBLUE auto belay for an innovative “leap of faith” element.

Click here for another cool application of the TRUBLUE.

How do you TRUBLUE? Let us know if you have a creative use of the TRUBLUE Auto Belay!

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TRUBLUE Wins New Zealand “Best Design” Award

Adding to the list of international awards for TRUBLUE, the device received a silver award at New Zealand’s “Best Design” awards. TRUBLUE was entered in the “Product – Non Consumer” category. Click here to learn more.

As a result of the award, TRUBLUE was also featured on the TV NZ, the national station of New Zealand.  Click here to view the segment.

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