HANGBOARDS

CRAFTED FOR PERFORMANCE

We’ve distilled decades of hangboarding experience into three individual hangboards designed to offer the modern climber a series of tools to push their limits. Every board is produced from FSC-certified poplar wood, manufactured, and hand-finished in our shop in Denver, Colorado.

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.

Board Details

Whetstone climbing hangboard Tension Climbing Denver

Top Jug

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.

edges

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.

center edge

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.

Two-finger pockets

The 40mm 2-finger pockets are perfectly sculpted to provide the most comfortable pockets you’ve ever felt on a hangboard.

The Honestone is a purpose-built tool for preparing athletes for their hardest sends. We have incorporated all the necessities for climbers looking to push their limits.

Board Details

Honestone climbing hangboard Tension Climbing Denver

Slopers

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

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.

Large Edges

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.

Small Edges

For small edge selection, we provide 10mm and 8mm edges with a 1/8th inch edge radius to balance bite and comfort.

Center Edge

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 Grindstone is the ultimate edge training platform. With a broad range of edge sizes and our ultra comfortable edge radius, this hangboard has quickly become a staple for beginner to elite climbers all over the word.

Board Details

Bar-Style Top Jug

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.

Large Edges

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.

Small Edges

For small edges, the Grindstone offers 10mm and 8mm edges with a 1/8th inch edge radius to balance bite and comfort.

Center Edge

A 50mm edge with our custom edge radius for maximum comfort—perfect for training 2-pad edges.