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Big Hold Company List Updates

August 23, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s that time again. This industry is growing like crazy. Please continue sending me updates. Here’s what I added (or finally added) today:

Bloc Syndicate

Bloc Syndicate is the European distributor for all the fantastic brands listed above. To see their online catalog (no website yet) click here: Bloc Syndicate Digital Catalog 2014


Speaking of Kilter, somehow in my bid to avoid favoritism I’d completely neglected to put Kilter on this list at all. Now it’s added:

kilter-grips1 logo ~ ~ Boulder, CO USA


Also from the USA is Kingdom Climbing:

Kingdom Climbing Holds ~ ~ So Cal USA


And distributing many European brands in the US including Artline, Cheeta, Holdz, God Hand, HRT, and Expression, we have Holdtopia:

Holdtopia Logo ~ contact via website ~ Pennsylvania/Salt Lake, USA


Speaking of Cheeta, they’ve been added to the Europe list as well:

Cheeta climbing holds ~ France


And God Hand has been added to the Asia/Australia/New Zealand list:

God Hand Climbing Holds ~ ~ Asia


Update: Also Squadra:

Squadra Climbing Holds


I think that’s it for now. More on the way!

New Hold Company – Thrive Climbing

September 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Thrive Climbing  ~  ~  Phoenix, AZ, USA


Thrive climbing out of Phoenix, Arizona, has been added to The Big Hold Company Lists for All and North America. This small company started by setters has been experimenting with their own urethane blends and we are excited to try some of their holds out soon for the Dyno-Mite comp on September 21st. Stay tuned for more on the holds we get and how we like ’em!

Quick Setting Update + Loop Holds on the BHCL

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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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

Loop HOLDSJust heard of this company via Facebook. They’re pouring polyurethane and have a small pro team that includes Brazilian crusher Felipe Camargo.

Loop Climbing Holds

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).

New Hold Company on the List – 3D Climb

September 24, 2012 2 comments  ~  ~  ~  Norway


Out of Norway and focused on the style of Fontainebleau comes 3D holds. Here are some of the shapes from their site

Catalog – ‎

Anyone have any experience with ’em?

New Hold Company – Bee Hive Climbing

August 26, 2012 Leave a comment  ~  ~  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:

Bee Hive Climbing Holds Sample Set. There is no visible bolt hole but apparently the center skeleton thing will have a bolt hole and is a hand or foothold.





New Hold Company – Big Red

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment  ~  ~  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:

Fusion Pinches

Fusion Jugs

Millennium Jugs

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.

Big Hold Company List Update – Flathold

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment  ~  ~  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.

Buuda Holds

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

They have some sweet looking features, like this, the Bib Fortuna

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.  ~  ~  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?

Dunes XL

Erosion Set

The Volcano by shaper Pedro Calzada

Big Hold Company List Update – Urban Plastix

January 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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.


Urban Plastix  ~  contact via website/facebook  ~  Brooklyn, NY, USA


Click the logo to see their site.

Core Climbing

December 26, 2011 Leave a comment

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!

~  ~  ~  +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!

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