Technical North America

Material

Flathold holds are produced in the US for North American distribution with the highest quality polyurethane. In collaboration with our production company and our North American distributor, we carefully control the quality of our holds and are proud to offer shapes that will have a long lifespan both on indoor and outdoor climbing walls.

Shapes and Sets

Flathold holds are produced in the US for North American distribution with the highest quality polyurethane. In collaboration with our production company and our North American distributor, we carefully control the quality of our holds and are proud to offer shapes that will have a long lifespan both on indoor and outdoor climbing walls.

 

Attachment system

All Flathold hold types (except some special ones from the screw-on range) have a washer set into the bolt-hole as a standard. Most Flathold holds are also equipped with an extra attachment system, or “set-screw” holes, for fixing in place using wood screws. While our European production holds have washers in-set in these holes, our North American production does not, as the material is very strong and we have also minimized the cost without using the washers. We advise our customers to use wood fasteners such as T-25 Torx or Robertson head screws in order to make sure the attachment is optimal.

 

Hollow back

Most of the holds from size L up are excavated or “hollow-backed.” We have designed a custom counter-shape for each of these holds in order to make them lighter. This way, it is easier to handle the larger holds while assembling and removing routes or boulders.

Maintenance

When holds are screwed onto a wall and regularly used, it is common for magnesia and rubber from climbing shoes to dirty them. In the long term this can affect the grip quality of the grain, but with regular cleaning the holds should maintain well and the primary colors remain consistent. We advise our customers to clean holds with warm water and/or brushing, or other specific cleaning aids, before using them again and to check their condition after a long period of use. We advise against the use of muriatic acid for cleaning.

Plugs

Certain of our larger holds have a screw-in cap for the bolthole. Laurent Laporte devised this system exclusively for Cheeta holds and Flatholds to avoid the use of the bolthole for fingers thus optimising the use of the designed grip. It screws into large threads on the inside of the bolthole and can easily be tightened by hand or with a coin. Additional caps in packs of 15 are available in all the colours in our catalogue.

 

Volumes

Flathold volumes are made of a mix of polyester resin and fiberglass that is then covered with quartz sand to get a fine texture with good friction. This process allows for very thin, light and strong shapes. The volumes are attached with standard wood screws, but we recommend using flatheads to preserve the flange. The volumes are only available in black.

Warranty

Flathold offers a lifetime warranty on holds for manufacturer defects. To be eligible for a warranty replacement we may require the hold to be returned for inspection and warranty approval, and in order for the defective hold to be inspected, it must also have the original production stamp visible on the back of the hold. Warranty will only apply to holds that are deemed to have had production defects found during normal use. Holds that have been strained or flexed by over-torque, have had additional attachment points added (customer-installed screw or bolt holes), have been exposed to harmful cleaning agents or have otherwise been altered outside of normal use, may not be eligible for warranty.

 


Holds colors

 

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Yellow
15-01
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Red
11-12
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Pink
11-20
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Purple
07-13
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Orange
14-01
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Green
16-16
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Black
99529
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Blue
13-01