Rock Island Climbing, LLC

Intelligent Solutions for the Safety and Management of Climbing Gyms

Applying a diverse background in environmental and occupational safety and health and climbing gym management to the modern climbing culture in an effort to manage risk and promote safety.


  • Health and safety program development

  • Health and safety training

  • Instructor training

  • Equipment inspections

  • Climbing wall inspections

  • Commercial routesetting

  • Gym design and operational support

  • Business consulting

  • Professional writing

  • Product design and development

  • Fall protection system inspections

  • Aerial performance rigging

  • Film/TV rigging

Rock Island Climbing

About the Owner

Aaron Gibson, MS, CSP, is a climber of over 28 years and an Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Professional specializing in fall protection, health and safety. He holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He has over fifteen years of experience in workplace and environmental health and safety serving local, state, and federal agencies as well as private industry. Aaron has applied his experience to the climbing industry as a safety industry consultant/expert, as well as a gym owner and manager (over 13 years), a USA Climbing coach (10 years), USA Climbing certified routesetter, CWA Certified Provider, and AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.


Climbing gym ownership, management, and operations and all entailed. Climbing wall design and construction. Aerial performance rigging for National Basketball Association. Performance rigging for syndicated television series. Performance rigging for movie. Adaptive climbing systems rigging. Climbing wall inspection and maintenance services for local, city, and federal recreation facilities. Training for climbing wall instructors. Safety/health program development including fall protection planning and job hazard analysis. Equipment inspection services. Competent fall protection person, rescue trained and experienced.

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Doctor Rock's Herbal Chalk is hand crushed and lightly scented. Available in two scents: Aloe & Green Tea and Eucalyptus. Available in 8 oz. zip-packages.

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