26 New Climbing Products and Services for Winter 2022

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CBJ Buyers Guide - Winter 2022

CBJ Buyers Guide - Winter 2022

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!

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8BPLUS

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

8bplus brush

ARTLINE

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

Atomik HDPE ninja obstacle accessories

CLIMB TIME

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 NUTRITION

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

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

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

ID Sculpture Sawtooth Boulder

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.

Kilter Lemur Adjustable Steep Sprayboard 16x16

KUMIKI

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

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.

RYAN STUDIO

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

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.

TRUBLUE auto belay

ACOPA

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.

Acopa climbing shoes

ARCADE CLIMBING

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.

Arcade Climbing interactive wall

AWESOME WOODYS

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).

Awesome Woodys The Home Boy

BOULDER BOOK

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

BoulderBook app

CLIFT

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.

Clift wall LED system

CLIMB MANAGER

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

Climb Manager gym software

CLIMBRO

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.

Climbro smart hangboard

CLIMBSKIN

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.

ClimbSkin tape

KAYA PRO

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.

KAYA Pro app

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING

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).

Midnight Lightning chalk products

MOON

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.

Moon Armstrong fingerboard

SANDBAR

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.

SandBar Quickie

SPIDER CHALK

Spider Chalk’s new White Widow liquid chalk includes new ingredients. $24.95 (8oz)

Spider Chalk White Widow liquid chalk

TENSION

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

Tension climbing tape

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