Quick Setting Update
We were going to reset just Front Hueco this week but we had enough setters to take down the whole boulder and get a pretty good fill up on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Lily and Ian Powell came in early Thursday morning to add even more problems! We’ve had a mix of feedback on the new/old grade scale and have been adding “bridge” problems at the upper and lower ends of all the spot grades SO, for example, you may find some 4 spots easier or more difficult than others because they are part of the bridge to 4- or 4+. We’ve tried to do this through the grade scale this week on the Hueco and last week on the Font, so hopefully this will help folks find problems to work on to take the step up to the next grade.
Loop Holds on the Big Hold Company List
Just heard of this company via Facebook. They’re pouring polyurethane and have a small pro team that includes Brazilian crusher Felipe Camargo.
I have mixed feelings on their offerings, but variety is the spice of life, right? Also they seem to offer rubber bolt-hole plugs (to prevent the cheater’s thumb catch) which is cool.
Check out the Loop site here: LOOP WEAR & HOLDS. They are located in Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. We’ve also added them to The Big Hold Company List (links and a dropdown for different regions in the top menu).
http://www.3dclimb.com ~ email@example.com ~ 47.45.06.82.70 ~ Norway
Out of Norway and focused on the style of Fontainebleau comes 3D holds. Here are some of the shapes from their site
Catalog - 3dclimb.com/Katalog_3DClimb.pdf
Anyone have any experience with ‘em?
http://www.beehiveclimbing.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
This company out of Nova Scotia is the newest addition to The Big Hold Company List and The Big Hold Company List North America. Check out their website to see more, but here is their sample set:
bigredclimbing.com.au ~ email@example.com ~ Tasmania, Australia
Another hold company I just heard about. Here are a few of their offerings. Their site seemed pretty sparse at the moment, but it also says that they main guy is out of town for a bit and that he doesn’t have much stock til he gets back. Here are a few sets:
Click any photo to see the rest of their site. They’ve been added to The Big Hold Company List for All and Asia, New Zealand, Australia.
flathold.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
From Switzerland and World Cup setter Manu Hassler and his friend Mathieu Achermann comes this new-to-us hold company. We just now heard of ‘em, but flathold looks to have some pretty interesting shapes including:
Hole in Wood
And, well, we’re not 100% sure about the shapes, but the name is interesting…
For the rest of the hold companies, check out The Big Hold Company List or use the drop down menu to browse by region.
A new hold company has been added to the lists! Buuda holds, out of Mexico. According to their website they are high quality machine-measured polyurethane with a 5 year warranty. They are shipped from Laredo, Texas, so they are shipped domestically to those in the US and Canada.
buudaholds.com ~ email@example.com ~ 877.430.2808 ~ México
We do not yet have any personal experience with these holds as we just found out about them but taking a look around their website I have seen several sets and holds that look pretty awesome. Shapers include well-knowns like Louie Anderson. Has anyone else used them yet? What do you think?
Word on the street is that a new hold company is growing out of the Brooklyn Boulders Gym in Brooklyn, NY. Check out their website to see their shapes. I’ve added a listing to both The Big Hold Company List :: North America and The Big Hold Company List :: ALL. As always, if you know of any new hold companies let us know so we can add ‘em.
urbanplastix.tumblr.com ~ contact via website/facebook ~ Brooklyn, NY, USA
Click the logo to see their site.
There’s a new hold company in the Big Hold Company Lists (see drop down above). Core Climbing, out of Sheffield, UK. Check ‘em out!
coreclimbing.co.uk ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ +44 (0) 1246 456 351 ~ Sheffield, UK
As always, if you know of any companies not on the list please let us know so we can add them. Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and we’ll see you at The Spot!
Ok, so for clarity’s sake I moved The Big Hold Company List around a bit. Now if you mouse-over The Big Hold Company List you’ll get a drop down that divides by approx. geographical region. Most companies ship internationally, but sometimes it’s just easier to order from close to home. The compiled list is still there as well, under “all”. I’ve added a “defunct” section too for posterity’s sake.
As always, if you know of any companies who we’ve missed, please send us their info. We are looking for a logo, website, location, and other contact info like email and/or phone number. Thanks!
atomikclimbingholds.com ~ 800.365.4820 ~ email@example.com ~ Provo, Utah, USA