Rockcity Climbing Holds is one of the oldest brands in the U.K. thanks to our climbing gym, opened in September 1994. back then we had to make our own holds and walls as our industry was not even really a thing. We have always been interested in what we could make and how it could be achieved. We then started another climbing hold brand 'S7' in the late 1990's with Ben Moon. Fast Forward to 2023 and we have almost 30 years of innovation behind us. Watching and learning as our sport grew we now are able to make some interesting things and continue to push everything forward. Rockcity has been in the OSE catalogue since its inception in 2019 and today we are ranked in Group 1, for all three materials. We were also a T20 supplier for the Tokyo Olympic Games and have been used considerably in most of the World Cup and Championship events in 2019, 2021, 2022 and will continue in this 2023 season.
Fibreglass Macros - In quite a short space of time we became good at making unique shapes using more gloss and less texture than most. More importantly we spent a lot of time, making most of the hold impossible to use. This is difficult to manufacture but is essential to the success of our really low profile 'no edge' on the shiny part, whilst maintaining simple and featureless shapes that are designed to make reading the hold very difficult.
Plywood Volumes - Rockcity has a very wide range of competition specific plywood volumes. Some ultra low profile that suit less steep angles and some that are roof specific for Lead competitions. All shapes have been used and tested extensively in many World Cups and World Championships in 2021, 2022 and 2023. We are able to produce dual texture sections that are complicated in shape to create new ways to mix up the experience and aesthetic.
Polyurethane Climbing Holds - Our final frontier. Rockcity has made a lot of climbing holds for general climbing gym use. Having recently worked to create a mixed media of 'real rock' styles with modern route setting we set out to make 'Gritstone' and 'Fontainebleau' ultra realistic holds that were shaped by route setters and high performing climbers to finally make old school, the new school! Fontainebleau of course being only some 50km form the Paris Olympic venue it's a commentator's 'go to filler' to talk about, as well as being the most technical holds that nature offers. Then finally we have our dual texture, modern, simple continuation of our 'Basics' family and macro range. All of our famous GRP is now available as micro screw-ons, finger holds and smaller shapes to compliment the full range and complete our offer. These holds are screw-on only, even up to 30cm in size, a very non commercial decision to make the purest competition specification dual texture holds for the highest level. These continue to debut across the 2023 World Cup season, finishing off our first four years of World Cup specific equipment.