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Made in Colorado – Tension Climbing

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 1, 2024//

Made in Colorado – Tension Climbing

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 1, 2024//

Will Anglin worked at climbing gyms before moving into manufacturing with Tension Climbing in 2015. He started the company in the corner of co-founder Gabe Adams’ auto shop, Bluewater Performance, and has subsequently grown it into a 15-employee company with its own facility.|

Using CNC tools to shape wooden boards and holds in-house, the company makes hangboards and other climber training tools, as well as training wall systems branded as the Tension Board (TB). Respectively launched in 2017 and 2022, the TB1 and TB2 now account for about half of sales.

“We started small,” says Anglin. “We ultimately put together the Tension Board system, which was the second LED training wall on the market, and that was really successful.”

Hangboards and tools: starting at $55; TB2 walls: starting at about $5,000.
Made by Tension Climbing, Denver, www.tensionclimbing.com.