HRT was founded in Bulgaria as a producer of artificial climbing holds and walls in 1998 by two young climbers - Ivaylo Penchev and Metin Musov.
Due to its huge and rapid growth, because of the high quality of its products and services, the company was later restructured into two independent and highly specialized companies- HRT and Walltopia, which continue to operate very closely today. HRT has remained devoted to developing and manufacturing climbing holds.
When we started FICTION HOLDS, we asked our shapers to create their dream holds.
No rules and no limitations set. Only the freedom to make holds following their passion for art and climbing.
A journey of inspiration, that reminded us, that greatness is achieved only by following your heart and feel no fear.
Join us on this journey and experience the amazing world of FICTION – where EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Flame holds is where art encounters FUN-ctionality to create holds that will stand out with vivid colors, durable materials and smile-provoking shapes. Because fun is most important while climbing, Flame holds are suitable for everyone, not just the advanced climbers
Cheeta is a climbing hold company based in France. Through high quality climbing holds their main goal is to shape the movement
In the early 90's, Laurent Laporte, climber and competitor started shaping and pouring holds to train with friends.
It was a cool weekend, climbing and partying with Patrick Edlinger who came to write an article for Roc'n wall.
ArtLine was created by Brice ANZIUTTI after leaving Volx (French hold manufacturer) where he worked for 5 years, so that he could freely indulge his creative urges!
ArtLine is a private limited company based in Lyon, France and specialised in research, design and marketing of climbing-related equipment, in particular artificial climbing holds.
Turning the humble handhold into a real work of art, and with proven technical expertise, ArtLine wants to make people want to climb!
Born out of a passion for climbing on the world-class mountains, cliffs and boulders of North Wales, Beacon is located near Llanberis within the heart of the Welsh climbing scene and has been producing climbing holds and operating Beacon Climbing Centre since 1994.
Our 20 years of accumulated experience and knowledge, as both end user and manufacturer, allows us to exactly understand the process behind shaping and manufacturing premium climbing holds. This is what we produce.
IBEX is the result of many people putting their talents and knowledge into the creation of the first company that designs climbing holds in Greece. Many friends, each through their own specialized field, added something to the IBEX picture, one by handling the engineering aspect, others by giving advice related to the production line, others by sculpting prototypes and others by giving business advice but all with the same genuine enthusiasm.THIS NOT JUST ANOTHER CLIMBING HOLD COMPANY.
HOLDZ® was founded in 2000 by Steve Goodair. Steve has worked at the forefront of climbing hold design and manufacture for the past 17 years and he has carved holds for many of the top climbing wall manufacturers . In addition to designing and carving holds, Steve spent five years travelling worldwide designing, making and installing many different types of bespoke climbing walls having set thousands of indoor routes on all types of climbing wall using many different types of bolt on hold.
Passion is what drives us. Passion for climbing and passion for shapes, passion for action and passion for fun. Passion for design and passion for fluidity. Agripp climbing holds are the result of years of passion. Eventually, our love for climbing is what we want to share. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, other man and woman can achieve. Movement and Spirit. Founded by Philippe Ceulemans, the company has been in the climbing hold business for over twenty five years. Deep down in his guts creating something shaped Philippe since childhood.With new creative climbing holds and supported by the latest technology, we aim to create new climbing sensations.
We are a team of passionate climbers and bouldering enthusiasts. We use our experiences to design and produce climbing holds for you. We have tons of ideas waiting for accomplishment to make our products better and we work hard to make you climb harder. It all began in 1996. One of the best known climbers in Czech and Slovak republic Andrej Chrastina started his experiments with making climbing holds. At the beginning the company was called a.9 and Andrej was making holds from epoxy.
Didak's Climbing from Barcelona are manufacturers of polyurethane climbing holds. A little family business with lots of years of experience, Didak's focus on taking care of all details, and their designs are avant-graded. They work with materials of high quality, always evolving, and they listen to your ideas and learn from errors. The result of their work is all the holds, slopes and materials thought for climbers, even when it seems impossible, the next day you will be surprised with their new designs.
The Vertex Series represent a different image. The vertex climbing hold is a piece of art that worships nature and pure imagination. “I have two passions in my life – art and climbing. When I wasn’t at the university studying fine art and sculpture, I was out – climbing walls. One day after climbing I went to my atelier and instead of starting a new piece of artwork, I shaped my first climbing hold. It would have been just a blink of inspiration that passes away if it wasn’t for the support of the closest people around me. With time, we built a team where each individual is valued as important and unique and yet the whole team works with the same passion as in the beginning” Naniu Bakalov – Chief Designer of Vertex Climbing Holds
Walltopia is the world leader in climbing wall design and manufacturing with more than 1500 projects worldwide and over 270 000 sq.m / 2 906 000 sq.ft. climbing surface designed, engineered, produced and built. Founded in 1998, Walltopia is now one of the world's foremost manufacturers of artificial climbing structures, operating on 6 continents through offices in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Austria, Russia and Asia Pacific and exporting to more than 50 countries around the globe. The Head office is located in Sofia, Bulgaria. Innovation has always been, and continues to be, our driving force and we not only offer the largest and most complete range of climbing wall surfaces available in the world today but also deliver complete solutions for customers' facilities and businesses from project design to wall assembly, route setting and staff training. Walltopia has a team of more than 600 professionals and has the largest production capacity within the industry.
Material Please note that we are using Polyester ( PE) and Polyurethan ( PU) resin for our products. The big holds, volumes and boards are made with Polyurethan resin using a hollow back process for a lower weight. Most of the very small and thin holds such as screw-ons are made in solid PU that makes them stronger. But note that some solid holds are available both in Polyurethan and in Polyester: the choice is yours then! Regarding the colors, you can see a very little difference between the products made in these 2 different resins: the PU products are most of the time a bit lighter. Dual Bolt System / Screws All our bolt-on climbing holds feature a dual bolt washer that allows either M10 countersunk or cap head bolts to be used to fix the holds on your wall. The other purpose of this special washer is to create a more even stress distribution within the hold - thus increasing the force required to break the hold through the bolt. It is very efficient if you use an impact driver to bolt the hold! All our bolt-on holds feature also a secondary fixing point where you can put a screw (the hold can’t turn then), but some of them have got more than one screw hole meaning that you can fix them either with screws or with a central bolt. It is very well adapted for bouldering! Safety System During the manufacture, all our holds over size M (Ø>5cm) are equipped with the « Safety » system: if a hold unlikely break in use, the safety system binds the broken pieces and prevents large parts of the hold falling. Standards and Quality controls Our holds conform the standard EN 12572-3. In the factory each hold is individually inspected and stamped with a traceable quality control stamp on the base of the hold along with the date of manufacture. We also regularly test samples of holds during the production process to avoid any quality problem, and to maintain the highest possible quality level.
Vertical Limit was founded in South Korea in 2012 by avid outdoor & climbing enthusiast Dongsuk Hur. Vertical Limit is committed to providing the best quality for you and all of your climbing needs. The sky's the limit when it comes to Vertical Limit!
Urban Plastix (UP) is based in Brooklyn, New York. We are a climber-owned company bringing the next level of passion and design to the indoor climbing experience. Being in the big city, inspiration comes in a slew of different forms for the typical climber. Our head shaper, Peter Juhl, lives in Brooklyn and draws his inspiration from the art and culture that the city has to offer.
Ian Powell is a fine art sculptor who has been a climber and hold shaper for decades. Kilter is his newest company and with Kilter Ian is applying his years of experience and artistic ability to create fresh grips so necessary you'll be surprised no one has thought of them before.
Rockcity is one of the UKs very first climbing gyms, opening in 1994. With 23 years of experience in both making and using climbing holds we have a unique and unrivaled perspective on what makes a good climbing hold. We have seen it all come and go in this time and so we can finally put our passion into a range of climbing holds and climbing wall products that we felt we had to share. Our products are designed by climbers who work as route setters and wall builders. Our products are aimed at helping those who share the same job as we do. Climbing holds are more than just an excuse to indulge an artist’s creative sculptures, they are a fully functioning, living part of the climbing wall and gym. This is where form meets function meets design. We have always made climbing holds, just for our own centre, using the original methods and materials. Now as modern materials develop we had a lot to do and set about creating a collection of climbing holds that we wanted to use ourselves and that we felt we couldn’t get from the existing producers. Always inspired by the rock we climb on we are constantly searching and shaping new ideas to make the world of indoor climbing more colourful and varied. Our design team have also worked on external product design and development for some of the big names in our industry, our love of innovation and technology helps us find solutions for the next chapter in the climbing wall revolution.