The Whetstone was designed to be the ideal first hangboard for climbers beginning their training journey. We have included a series of elements that we’ve found consistently valuable for both new and seasoned climbers.
The top jug on the Whetstone is something new. The edge profile was designed to promote a more “active” grip and reduce “over-wrapping” the wrist. A series of “ergo-bumps” was included to both improve the comfort of the grip and also to act as an edge that can be draped in an open-handed grip to more evenly distribute force between each finger as an aid for rehabilitating some finger tweaks.
We built in a progression of larger edges for beginning hangboarders (and for experienced hangboarders with larger hands), while still progressing down to a 20mm edge, which has become the defacto edge size for benchmark testing. All edges on the Whetstone are rounded with our custom edge radius for maximum comfort.
The center edge is 40mm deep, but with a fully custom edge profile that is incut at 10 degrees to help facilitate an introduction to more advanced 1-arm hanging progressions.
The 40mm 2-finger pockets are perfectly sculpted to provide the most comfortable pockets you’ve ever felt on a hangboard.
We traded a top jug for a set of asymmetrically aligned slopers with continuously variable curvature and a skin-friendly macro-texture to offer a unique and trainable sloper experience.
One-finger pockets are one of the most demanding grips in climbing. We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) make them easy, so we settled on making them comfortable. As comfortable as 25mm one-finger pockets can be.
For the large edge selection, we went with 20mm and 15mm edges with our custom edge radius for maximum comfort during repeated efforts and frequent training sessions.
For small edge selection, we provide 10mm and 8mm edges with a 1/8th inch edge radius to balance bite and comfort.
The center edge on the board is 25mm deep and incut at 10 degrees, with a custom edge radius and rounded inside corner. An edge that is designed specifically for 1-handed hanging progression.
The bar-style top jug is often regarded as one of the most comfortable on the market and features an integrated phone slot to keep your timer front and center.
The Grindstone includes asymmetrically spaced 30mm, 25mm, 20mm, and 15mm edge sizes with our custom edge radius for maximum comfort during repeated efforts and frequent training sessions.
For small edges, the Grindstone offers 10mm and 8mm edges with a 1/8th inch edge radius to balance bite and comfort.
A 50mm edge with our custom edge radius for maximum comfort—perfect for training 2-pad edges.