Most orders are ‘made to order’, as we do not carry a large number of holds in stock. When your order is received, your holds are made according to the type of holds and colours you have selected. This personalised approach to orders means that they may take some time to complete, so please feel free to contact us first to discuss specific time frames as required.
X-es Climbing Holds is an Australian-owned small business that has been making climbing holds since 1997. Our holds are not imported from overseas. Our holds are manufactured by us by hand, which means each hold receives individual attention.
We source all our ingredients and materials from Australian companies and use recycled or re-used packaging for wrapping and posting materials. Each hold is wrapped individually before packing.
X-es Climbing Holds uses our own product called ‘Polymecia’, which is PE not PU. Polymecia incorporates our own specially formulated polymer plastic and a unique four-part bonding additive, creating a product that is extremely durable and well-suited to climbing hold production. Polymecia offers fantastic wear characteristics and does not polish with use, unlike some urethane plastics (PU) and is more UV stable than other plastic holds.
Our climbing holds are perfect for indoor or outdoor applications.
X-es Climbing holds MUST be mounted on flat surfaces ONLY. Rough, curved or flexible surfaces such as rough brick, rough concrete, fibreglass or textured climbing walls are not usually suitable, as the holds do not flex. Please contact us first to discuss the surface you will be using.
STAINLESS STEEL WASHERS
Each hold has an inserted stainless steel washer, which means the bolt has a secure mounting area and will not rust if used outdoors. Where the climbing holds will be taken on and off the wall regularly, as for indoor climbing gyms, smaller offset screw holes can also have stainless washers fitted.
OFFSET SCREW HOLES
Industry standards have moved towards climbing holds having an offset screw hole to eliminate holds rotating when mounted. An 8g screw in the offset screw hole can be used to eliminate hold rotation.
James Leahy is the Director of X-es Climbing Holds and is responsible for the design and manufacture of all holds.
James also sets routes at The Climbing Centre Gym, Penrith and Climber Collective Bouldering, Penrith and is a qualified indoor climbing instructor, outdoor climbing and abseiling guide. James climbs regularly in the Blue Mountains and NSW South Coast and travels to other locations around Australia (when time permits).
ABN – 50 160 791 033