• At Explore Climbing we produce innovative, functional and beautifully crafted wooden training equipment dedicated to climbers.

    Explore Climbing is defined by craftsmanship, passion and experimentation founded on twenty years of experience in climbing and carpentry.

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  • Explore Climbing
    Località Stazione 13
    Tonco 14039
    Provincia Asti
    Italia
    info@exploreclimbing.it

About Explore Climbing

Explore Climbing produces innovative, functional and beautifully crafted wooden training equipment dedicated to climbers.

Explore Climbing is defined by craftsmanship, passion and experimentation founded on twenty years of experience in climbing and carpentry.

Our ethos

Craftsmanship

We are committed to maintaining the artisanal traditions of craftsmanship with emphasis on product evolution and quality. All Explore Climbing wooden products are produced and hand finished in Italy.

Research and Experimentation

There is a strong component of research and direct experimentation in everything we do. We are connected at the forefront of the climbing world and use our network to identify what is missing in training and evolve our products accordingly.

Passion

Explore Climbing was born out of passion for the mountains and carpentry. We love climbing and training for climbing and it shows in the design and finish of our training tools. Feel the passion when you train using Explore Climbing systems.

A day in the life

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Why Wood?

We use wood because wood naturally absorbs moisture and is less gritty than resin. For these reasons it is less traumatic to our skin so we can train harder for longer. Furthermore, wood compels us to train our grip more effectively by forcing us to use our muscles without relying solely on friction.

From the birth of hardcore sport climbing and training, the climbing legends used self-created wooden holds simply because it was the only easily crafted material available. What they did not realize is that wood is an ideal training tool because of its inherent properties.

As climbing exploded in popularity, mass produced resin holds became the norm and so training on wood remained underground where it originated. Now that training for climbing is popular, the climbing world is recalling its wooden heritage from the basements and attics of our heroes and recreating it in major gyms.

Explore Climbing products are made from North American or European sourced Ash or Oak wood.

Train harder
Train longer
Train smarter

Message from the Founder

At seven years old I became fascinated with wood working. I was building motor-less wooden airplane models for competition, an exacting and rewarding experience that totally engrossed my life. At the same time I began to explore the mountains with my elder brother, solidifying my passion for the outdoors.

To me wood is truly a living material. Over the years I have developed a strong affinity for its diversity in the wild and how, through the woodworking process, I can transform its shape and feel and even its smell. The connection between nature, woodworking and climbing captivates me and so I am driven to continually improve my climbing and carpentry through innovation and experimentation.

For twenty years these two passions guided my life as separate endeavours. Then, in 2013 I had an epiphany, realizing that I could join them both. Therefore, Explore Climbing was born.

The mountains and carpentry have taught me that training and experimentation are essential components if we wish to surpass our limits. Climbing is a physical and spiritual journey that helps us deal with each new challenge with respect and determination.

See you at the crag. Buona scalata a tutti i climber

 

Alex

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