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 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 Gym Flooring – Flexibility and Customization
In every climbing gym there needs to be flooring, it is a necessity that serves a specific function, to be fallen on. However, all climbing gyms are unique, as well as the owners that operate them,...
Drifter Pad 2019 – The Hinge Refined
Flashed has always been about building the best equipment we can to get the most enjoyment out of our craft, climbing. We believe the new 2019 Drifter pad will be your favourite companion into the ...
Artist Highlight: Natasha Louise
We are super stoked to be adding art to our boulder pads!
The idea came from our friends at Sage to Summit down in Bishop, CA to put a local artist’s painting on our products. We immediate...
Competition Series Athlete Grant Application
Climbing is entering the Olympic games for the first time ever at the 2020 games in Tokyo!! We understand that to compete at this high level means great coaching, physiotherapy, weight training pro...