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Study Commissioned to Assess the Impact of Climbing Chalk on COVID-19

Our friends over at the Association of British Climbing Walls (the ABC) commissioned the world-leading research team in De Montfort University to undertake a study of the COVID-19 and how chalk might deactivate virus on climbing holds.

The full report is due out in August. This is just one report, without peer review as yet, but we're psyched to see where this emerging area of research takes us.

In the meantime, we will be asking everyone at the Castle to keep washing your hands upon arrival and between climbs - we know this works and is one of the best ways to keep everyone safe. We have installed hand washing sinks and antibacterial stations around the Castle in each climbing area for just that reason, so please use them. 

Want to make sure you're stocked up? We have good stock levels on our online shop... for now! Use our click+collect before your climb on Monday onwards.