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
YOU’VE PROBABLY LANDED ON US BEFORE...
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 helping 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
On the Road with Katy Brayman
Joe’s Valley Bouldering Guide: To Joe’s and Beyond
Joe’s Valley is one of the premier bouldering destinations in the world. It has a long history as a mecca for climbers and continues to be an excellent destination with challenging problems a...
Beta Special: The Heel Hook
The heel hook is one of the most potent technical climbing moves. It’s a move that can be used in both sport and bouldering, and it’s an incredibly effective way to get up steep walls. ...
All About Climbing Holds: How to Train, Use and Know the Types
Climbing holds are an integral part of any climbing route. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, knowing how to use and train with these holds is essential for your success! This b...