Our Technology

DESIGN

eGrips designs are the most artistic shapes in the world and are produced by our incredibly experienced shaping team. The designs are carved in foam with precision and detail. Creating fresh climbing hold designs is what keeps us motivated and we are constantly striving to create new sets.

eGrips shapers were among the first to carve artistic elements into climbing hold designs, and many of our most recognizable styles have since become popular and widely copied throughout the industry. Our holds are also designed so that the holds will be relatively friendly to the skin after repeated climbing. Though we have many small and incut shapes that are excellent for training finger strength, you will find these generally to be among the most comfortable designs on the market.

SIZING

Over the years, climbing hold brands have created multiple ways to categorize the size of a single hold or sets of holds. As industry trends change, these metrics must also change (i.e. what was a "large" in 2008 is now a "small" in most lines). With this in mind, we have created a universal sizing system for all climbing holds. The goal of this system is to give route setters a resource to help compare size and value across any hold brand. In addition, the chart incorporates both USA and European sizing. Click the image below for a larger, high resolution version of the chart.

 

SIZE RING KEY:

Size Ring USA (in Inches) European (in mm)
1 -XXS Under 2" under 50mm
2 - XS  2" to  3"  50mm to 80mm
3 - S 3" to 5" 80mm to 130mm
4 - M 5" to 8" 130mm to 210mm
5 - L 8" to 13" 210mm to 340mm
6 - XL 13" to 21" 340mm to 550mm
7 - XXL 21" to 34"  550mm to 890mm
8 - XXXL 34" to 55" 890mm to 1440mm
9 - XXXXL Over 55" Over 1440mm


FAMILY

Families are the most broad groups of our line. We have grouped sets into these categories based on design. Here's how we break them down:

Abstract

These sets are the result of letting our creative minds wander. Shapes in the Abstract category can be anything from Bubble Wrap to Buddha and everything in between.  

Geologic

Geologic sets mimic real rock. We take inspiration from our outdoor climbing adventures and create shapes that mirror this experience. Some styles are more literal, while others are our artistic take on geologic formations.

Pure

Clean lines with that little bit of artistic detail. Pure sets value function, but not at the sacrifice of our hallmark artistic touches. 

Training

These shapes are designed for system boards and for working specific, targeted movements. 

STYLE

All of our shapes are categorized into ever-growing styles, which are each subsets of eGrips families:

ABSTRACT
Armordillo
Bubble Wrap
Characters
Dishes
Drop Art
Elephant
Fun Balls
Galactic
Tribal
Unique
Virus
Wings
Zen
Foose Weave
GEOLOGIC
Blocky
Crystalline
Hueco Patina
Peabody
Real Hueco
Remarkable Rocks
Limestone Classic
Lunar
Myorcan
Caterpillar
Dakota
Fontainbleau
Horse Pens
Joe's Valley
Sandstone Originals
Turtle Shell
Krabi
Southern Comfort 
PURE
Dimple Dot
Loaves
Pure Classic
Pure Lines
Stealth
Pure
Pure Swirl
Geofin
TRAINING
Pure Power
System Training

 

GRIP TYPE

Looking for a certain grip type? We group our sets into 14 different grip types.

CRIMP
EDGE
FEATURE
FOOTHOLD
JIB
JUG
MINI JUG
MIXED
PINCH
POCKET
ROOF JUG
SLOPER
STALACTITE
SUPER JUG

POSITIVITY

We use the following terms as guidelines to how you might want to use the majority of the holds in the identified set. It's up to you, the setter, the artist, the choreographer, to decide if a sloper should be used on the 90, 45 or 33 degree angle wall.

Slopey: A hold that creates an inclined line, surface or plane to a wall behind the hold. Usually held open-handed.

 Flat: A hold with a horizontal surface without a slope. Usually intersecting the wall at a 90 degree. Held crimped or open-handed.

 In-cut: A hold that creates a declined line or a surface of direction to the wall. In-cuts have a raised face edge that makes them easier to grip.

COLORS AND ORDERING

Visit the all holds page and select the color filter to see our current inventory by color. In stock colors can also be selected on any product page. We try to maintain inventory in the 7 main colors as shown below. 


BLUE

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

RED

PURPLE

BLACK


If your desired color is not in stock, we can produce it to order. Because of the production time needed for custom orders, shipments may be 30 – 45 days from order processing.  If you have any questions about colors, please email customer service or call 1-800-860-3653.

MATERIAL

In over 20 years, eGrips has developed one of the broadest climbing hold lines in the market. We began the evolution towards polyurethane in North America and were the first to partner with the leading polyurethane production facility. The polyurethane material that we use has always been unique and we have gone through various iterations of this mix through our long history.

The material is incredibly strong and resilient to any cracking, chipping or breaking that may be found in polyester resin holds or less quality polyurethane lines, which makes eGrips a top choice for those who consider strength, friction, durability, along with a high quality of design.

ATTACHMENT

eGrips are designed to be attached to an artificial climbing wall surface.  Most holds will be attached using a steel bolt, and tightening this bolt to a steel t-nut embedded into the climbing wall.  A small number of shapes called “screw-on” holds are designed to be attached directly to a wall surface with screws.

All eGrips bolt-on shapes are produced with an inset washer.  This allows ALL of our bolt-on holds to be attached with a 3/8-16 Socket Head Cap Screw (ie. the “large hex” bolt).  Some of our smaller shapes are carved with a convex recess that is designed to receive a Flat Head Cap Screw (i.e. martini, cone, or  “small hex” bolt) for attachment.  Using a Flat Head Cap Screw disperses the pressure applied to the climbing hold surface during tightening and allows for a lower profile bolt attachment, minimizing the bolt's use in the climbing hold as a surface for climbing.

Many customers source hardware such as bolts and screws locally and therefore we do not automatically include bolts in every order.  We do, however, offer hardware for any set at a small additional cost.  Stainless steel bolts are also available for an additional cost.  Please contact customer service to inquire. 

WARRANTY

We offer a lifetime warranty against any manufacturer’s defects in eGrips climbing holds.  If you believe you have identified a problem with an eGrips climbing hold and after evaluation we confirm this to be a manufacturer’s defect, we will replace the hold at no cost or exchange for a different hold or set.  Please contact our sales representative or customer service with any warranty questions.