Tis the season for giving, and there are plenty of gift possibilities in our latest Buyer’s Guide to choose from, whether for climbing friends and colleagues at the gym or a treat for yourself. Put a smile on by adding new recyclable holds and dual-tex volumes to the setter closet; stuff those stockings with fresh tape and chalk; curl up with a good setting or training book, or read a children’s climbing book with the little tikes; get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by enrolling in a setting course or individualized coaching; or sign-up to host a film screening for the whole community. Happy holidays!
BRANDS INCLUDED BELOW:
– Approach – ArtLine – Asana – Climb On Book – DÉLIRE – EP Climbing – Flashed – Furnace Industries – I Routesetter Book – Impact Route Setting – Kanga – Nectar – Organic – Polytalon – Reel Rock – Revival – Rustam – Ryan Studio – So iLL – Stretching For Climbing Book – Vertical Solutions – Warrior’s Way – ZIGZAG –
Approach recently released a reputation management service that is integrated with its core gym management software at no extra cost. It brings together local listings, customer reviews and social media accounts to help search engine performance.
ArtLine has launched a line of recyclable and recycled climbing holds in partnership with manufacturer Ghold. The process uses thermoplastic injection molding, where old used holds are collected, sorted, crushed and recycled into new holds that maintain durability and texture, meeting the EN 12572-3 standard. They have started with the popular Mercy shapes in sizes XS to L, with pricing beginning at €25.
Asana just introduced its XL Autobelay Gate and VersaTape. The Autobelay Gate is 55″x48″ of heavy duty vinyl, with prominent “Clip In” and “Look Up” signs, priced at $80. Each roll of VersaTape is 4 inches by 30 feet, made with 100% cotton, and is designed for use as finger tape, crack gloves, injury prevention, and temporary leg patches for chalking up while climbing. $14 per roll.
DÉLIRE has begun offering a mat restoration service. Using a robust cover crafted from recycled plastic, the service focuses on replacing only the worn foam components, thereby reducing waste while staying cost-effective. Contact email@example.com for more information.
EP Climbing now offers Dual Texture on all wood volumes. There are over 120 shapes to choose from with many combinations of standard colors. The Bio family is Dual Tex by default so it’s included in the pricing, and for other shapes there is a upcharge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Flashed recently launched its Mg2+ chalk. The chunky mix is made with solar seawater magnesium using a 20-day process, resulting in a high purity chalk with good friction. Each 10oz tube retails for $13.18 USD.
I Routesetter Book
Atariclimbing just published a new book, I Routesetter, authored by Jan de Smith in collaboration with many other top setters from around the world. With a focus on educating new routesetters, the hardcover book retails for €38.
Organic has released the X11 Cotton Canvas Deluxe Bucket *Magnet Closure*. 13 magnets are built into the top fold for comfortable and smooth closure. It’s made in the USA and features cotton canvas, fleece lining, a rear zip pouch, and dual brush loops. $68
Polytalon’s new Polyboard is a customizable hangboard. The wood base includes four pockets (13, 18, 27, 40mm), eyelets for attachments, and four reversible holds that range from big jugs to bad slopers. €140
Reel Rock 18 is now scheduling screenings. For 18 years the team behind Reel Rock has produced beautiful and inspiring stories of climbing adventure around the globe. Hosting a screening brings your community together and can serve as a fundraiser for local organizations. Pricing is based on anticipated attendance.
Revival Climbing Coalition has debuted a carpeted bouldering mat system using a 26oz sport carpet. The connector strips feature the same carpet. Available in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Contact Revival for a quote.
Ryan Studio recently began Project Launch, an advising membership that includes bi-weekly 1:1 coaching, weekly private “office hours,” templates, resources, courses and more. $2,997 for the first 90 days, then $997/mo, with a free 7-day trial.
So iLL has released two new climbing shoe models, the Street and the Stay, as well as the Original Puffy Blanket collab with Rumpl and On The Roam. Both shoes feature a downturned last, vegan microsuede uppers, Vibram XS Grip rubber, and were designed by Jae Jung with consultation from Fred Nicole. The Street ($149) has medium asymmetry and downturn, semi-soft rigidity, and dual-strap closure. The Stay ($169) is a very soft shoe with thinner rubber and a single strap closure. The Blanket ($165) is made from 100% post-consumer recycled fabric and insulation and is machine washable.
Vertical Solutions is now making Habit Drag Pads in 4’x4′ and 4’x8′ sizes. Both pads use ballistic nylon in your choice of seven colors, with handles on all sides and a Velcro system to tie multiple pads together. 4’x4′ is $350, 4’x8′ is $700.
Climb On Book
Erin Harper has written Climb On, a new children’s book. It’s a story of adventure, courage and bravery, following Kaia on her journey to solve physical and mental puzzles. Paperback is $18.99, hardcover is $24.99. Contact email@example.com for wholesale inquiries.
Furnace Industries recently launched its F-Line Hidden Drytooling Holds. A common top hides ten varied pick placements to challenge the drytool climber. Made from AR500 steel with a hardness of 50-60HRC. $69 each, or the full set of 10 for $621.
Impact Route Setting
Impact Route Setting has introduced Route Setting Essentials, an online course. Featuring 3+ hours of instruction across 7 videos, 9 assignments and 8 presentations, the courses are led by Cailean Harker, Ben Norman and Ben Humphris. £149, with discounts for teams.
Kanga Climbing released the Route Setting Pouch. Made with abrasion resistant materials and a recycled Cordura liner, the pouches feature one large pocket, two medium pockets, and one small pocket with a magnetic bit holder. Available in a variety of house colors for $65 each, or custom colors for $80.29.
Nectar Climbing is now selling a Nectar Board. The 10’x12′ rotating board was in R&D for two years, dialing in the aluminum slats, automated chain tensioners, power delivery system and other details. The speed adjusts to the climbers with special sensors. $39,500 “early adopter” pricing through early 2024 while they prepare the app and hold set.
Rustam has launched the Oracle. Designed for portability, and made from hardwood Mukulungu, the Oracle features pockets, edges and a jug. €74.95 for the pair.
Stretching for Climbing Book
Author Ramón Valls Roget has released an English version of his Stretching for Climbing book. The revised and expanded 2nd edition includes 22 detailed exercises with 130 variants, all aiming to optimize tissue elongation. $35
Warrior’s Way is now offering Falling & Commitment Coaching. Beginning with goal identification and foundational skills analysis, the program works through three levels to help climbers optimize redpoint burns and increase commitment. Four 45-minute virtual meetings per level and additional resources from coaches Sevve Stember or John Campbell. $395
ZIGZAG Climbing has launched its Vessel Chalk Bag. The body is 100% recycled 840d ballistic REPREVE®, which is made from plastic bottles. The base unzips with a large pocket, 3 gear loops, and an internal sleeve that fits a phone. Three color options. $33.95
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