The Clean Send

Our goal at Plantd Climbing has always been to innovate, which right now means helping gyms come up with new solutions for our new normal. In brainstorming possible solutions, we came up with the Clean Send.

What is it?

The Clean Send is a fully-functioning climbing volume with an integrated touchless hand-sanitizer pump. The pump is battery operated with a USB port on the exterior of the volume for re-charging, an on-off switch, a sensor/dispenser, and a fill port for easily re-filling the sanitizer liquid.

Climbers wave their hand underneath the sensor to dispense hand-sanitizing liquid, sanitize their hands, and begin their climb. Immediately upon coming back down, climbers sanitize their hands again. By sanitizing before and after each climb, climbers help ensure the cleanliness of their own hands as well as the wall.

Why did we do it?

 

We've been following along on social media posts and climbing forums as gyms across the country are preparing for re-opening--deep cleaning, updating protocols, and struggling with how to ensure the safety of all of their community members. The CWA guidelines for re-opening, consistent with CDC guidance, stress the importance of clean hands to prevent the spread of germs, and emphasize that it is the most effective way to protect climbers and gym employees alike. But it’s just not realistic to ask climbers to wash their hands before and after each and every climb.

Existing hand sanitizing stations provide an accessible, practical solution, but free-standing holders for sanitizer pumps are surprisingly expensive, and they may also create hot-spots throughout the gym, which might actually increase the airborne spread of a virus. Inspired by the foam-in, foam-out initiative healthcare workers use when entering and exiting a patient’s room, the Clean Send provides a functional, integrated solution that brings the sanitizer right to the wall--foam-on, foam-off.

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THE CLEAN SEND

Our goal at Plantd Climbing has always been to innovate, which right now means helping gyms come up with new solutions for our new normal. In brainstorming possible solutions, we came up with the Clean Send.

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The Clean Send is just one solution, and it’s certainly not the only one. We just want to do whatever we can to get everyone back into the gym and climbing safely. While we're not currently in production, we'd love to hear what gyms and climbers alike think of the concept. Use the form below to let us know your thoughts, and we'll be sure to keep you updated!

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