WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK
We’re constantly pushing the boundaries to develop the best gear for (we think) the best sport. We spend months, sometimes years, perfecting the nearly perfect, before its products are unleashed into the wild. Sounds crazy, but you’ll be thankful for these obsessive tendencies once you put your new equipment through its paces.
QUALITY + INNOVATION
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GROWING THE SPORT
Climbing is in our blood, without it we would be lost (and unemployed!). That’s why we give our love and support to climbing in the form of our Competition Series grant program, sponsoring events and athletes who are pushing the boundaries AND LOVE of the sport. Our multifaceted approach encourages access at all levels to help grow the global climbing community.
Flashed is also concerned about the future of our climbing areas – we are committed to help support local access and sustainable initiatives.
A PROBLEM + PANTYHOSE
Flashback to 1995: two climbers started making chalk balls with pantyhose and plastic-ties from their apartment in downtown Calgary. At first, they gave the chalk to friends, and friends’ friends, and soon realized it might be feasible to mix business with pleasure and sell their product…
Climbing: A Beautiful Community
There are as many reasons why we all love climbing as there are Climbers. This diversity of people and experiences is part of what makes it such a great journey. Whether you are sharing beta with people you don’t know at the gym, travelling the open road to local or far-off destinations, staring at the top with nothing but a puzzle of holds, or 15m of speed between you – climbing brings us all together. It’s the recognition of our place in the world, from environmental and social responsibilities, to creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere so we can achieve great heights and break mental barriers that makes this community so tight. We feel humbled to be a part of this life with you and want to share some of your stories here:
From the Blog
Climbing: The Early Days
Today, so much is new that even Back to the Future is in the past. Climbing is...
Trip Report: The Kern Canyon
I don’t want to talk about the process involved in climbing it. We all know that story: hiking pads alone, making progress, regressing, doubting and believing, and finally the unexpected send. It...
Training Tips: Motivation and Effective Training
I think we all know the feeling: you get off work after a semi-crappy day, maybe, and you know you SHOULD go to the gym, you know you SHOULD go get that training session in, but, for whatever reaso...