Training boards, LED walls, apps and software, gear for your fingers…there’s something for everyone in our roundup of new climbing products and services below!
8BPLUS has launched the sustainable Save the Ocean brush in partnership with #tide Ocean Materials. It’s made from 100% recycled ocean plastic collected in the Philippines and Thailand and features natural boar’s hair. $13.90
ArtLine’s new free-standing Homewall is 2.5m x 2.5m (8.2″ x 8.2″) and fixed at 15° or 30°. They use certified ecolabel (FSC) hardwood plywood, the surface has a PU protective coating, and the top edge is rounded for comfort. Packages are available with holds, volumes and hardware. 1600€ (wall), 1900€ (package), available in France, soon distributed worldwide.
ATOMIK CLIMBING HOLDS
Atomik released a variety of HDPE hanging ninja accessories for obstacle courses and training. Each piece is machined from 1″ thick, black or blue High-Density Polyethylene. $63.50 to $131.65
Climb Time is a new app for climbing gyms that incorporates routesetting, climb tracking, partner finder, member feedback, events, classes, leagues, news and more. Pricing is $50-$160/mo based on number of members, and they’re currently offering a free trial month.
Gnarly recently swapped plastic tubs for recyclable steel tins for most of their product line. The more sustainable steel tubs are made and sourced in the USA, further reducing environment costs due to shipping. $39.45 to $62.45
Grasshopper offers a full selection of adjustable walls (8×10, 8×12, 12×12, 16×12, 24×12) that accommodate all hold systems, now including Decoy and The Woods boards, as well as spray walls. Bundle packages with wall, holds and pad are also available, as well as stand-alone Grasshopper hold sets. Financing offered through Sweet Pay. Walls start at $6,700 and hold sets from $680 to $2,300.
ID Sculpture’s new Sawtooth Boulder was designed with details for novice to expert climbers and is playground compliant. Their durable, proprietary concrete mix meets the demands of any climate. $40,950
KILTER / LEMUR
Kilter and Lemur partnered for their new 30°-70° Adjustable Steep Sprayboard Frame. Its dimensions are 16′ wide with a 14′ upper and a 2′ adjustable 0°-45° kickboard, and is available as a package with pad and holds. Starts at $35,500.
Kumiki has launched their EverActive® Junior Adjustable Wall, an 8′ x 10′ wall with 0-60 angle range. Steel is used for the supporting structure, the wall frame is aluminum, and adjustment is via manual crank. $3,999 or $6,299 with flooring package.
Nicros offers pre-made 4′ x 4′ Nicrolite™ Panels for customized walls. They are designed for both DIYers and also available with professional installation. Starting at $239/panel.
Chris Ryan Studio offers design consulting for climbing and fitness facilities. While supporting your business model, they produce unique designs with remarkable and meaningful architecture. Pricing varies based on size and complexity.
TRUBLUE recently launched their No Delay Belay premium service for existing device owners. This eliminates downtime during annual recertification by proactively sending a fresh TRUBLUE device, with included prepaid shipping box to return the old one back. $39.95/mo to $44.95/mo per device with 12mo contract.
Acopa now offers online customization for any of their 11 shoe models: split sizes for each foot up to 20 US; two choices of rubber; natural or synthetic options for main, trim or lining; various colors for each option including the pull loops. Acopa also now offers factory resoling. $249 for any custom shoe, $60 to $90 resoles.
Arcade announced new sensor wall technology. The holds light up responsively when the sensors are triggered by a climber’s force, and the routes are displayed dynamically based on the progress of the climber. Contact for pricing.
Awesome Woodys released The Home Boy, their first fixed hangboard. With 590mm x 230mm dimensions, it features jugs, slopers and many edges from 25mm to 7mm. $145 USD (made in Australia, available worldwide).
The new Boulder Book app is designed for both homewalls and gyms. It allows users to save, share and rate routes, as well as track sends. Free
Clift launched new LED wall technology that can be installed on existing walls. Using special hollow bolts, lights go through the holds to illuminate the routes, and sensors on each hold track progress and completed climbs. Contact for pricing.
Climb Manager is a full gym management software solution that is expanding into North America. It incorporates POS, check-in, waivers, online booking, marketing automations, analytics, and supports self-serve kiosks. 89€/mo, 159€/mo or 329€/mo
Climbro is a new smart hangboard with integrated force sensors and 9 hold sizes. The app connects using Bluetooth 4.0 to provide real-time feedback for assessing finger strength and endurance. €679 and ships worldwide.
The new Climbskin Tape is designed for climbing and leaves no skin residue. Made with 100% cotton that is breathable, hypoallergenic, latex-free. Each pack includes three 13.7m rolls: 1x 1.25cm, 2x 0.5cm. €11.00, distributed in North America by Friction Labs.
KAYA recently launched KAYA Pro as the premium version of their free app. The upgrade unlocks advanced performance analytics, session insights, progress tracking, search tools and more. $29.99/yr or $7.99/mo, and new accounts get a one-time offer for free month and $14.99/yr.
Midnight Lightning’s new liquid chalk refill system reduces waste and has options for both over-the-counter retail and personal refilling. $7.99 (50mL bottle), $24.99 (300mL refill pack).
Moon released the Moon Armstrong fingerboard after a year in design collaboration with some of the UK’s top climbers. The offset layout facilitates both one-arm and two-arm training with pulley attachment points, and features jugs, slopers, pockets and edges from 25mm to 8mm. £120 and ships worldwide.
SandBar launched the SandBar Quickie for portable skin care. The aggressive grit is designed for thick and hard calluses, and the cylindrical shape contours both hands and feet. $24.99, wholesale available for pro shops.
Spider Chalk’s new White Widow liquid chalk includes new ingredients. $24.95 (8oz)
Tension released new high-performance tape with adhesive that stays sticky in all temperatures. Rolls are available in multi-packs with widths of 1″, 0.5″ and 0.3″. $12 to $16
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