Bouldering has always been a favorite activity of mine... even back in the old days, the days before Hueco, before Ibex, before the Volcanic Tableland. Back when hard pulling had no name, no grades, and no real heroes. It's great to see more climbers taking this activity to heart, as a sport unto itself. It is because of this newfound interest that we are now offering some really good bouldering tools. That and I'm getting too old to keep landing on the ground without a pad.
MAXI PAD (SOLD OUT)
Ok...here's how it happened. I've been using bouldering pads since before the "hogs done ate my little brother". The fatal flaw has always been the depth Vs. support of the foam used inside the pad. Nice big fluffy pads are great for short falls...cushy! On bigger falls the "cushy" soon turn to ugly as you either bottom out or twist your ankle deep in the foam. So, on a recent trip to the boulders I found myself about 25 feet up, pumped, getting worried, and unable to downclimb even a single move.....I looked down at my "cushy" pad. I thought of my ankles...I though of the rocks hiding under the pad....I thought....."I need to make a new pad"! I dropped like a piano onto the "cushy" and it kinda got gooshy. Yup, bruised the ball of my foot and half twisted my ankle. I called up the biggest foam company in the U.S. when I got back to the office and made an appointment. After a lovely factory tour we got down to business. They got me on the right track with more foam info than one man should possess. Seems the only guys who have had it right all these years were gymnasts. They bop onto pads all day long, feet first. Think dense foam. We have incorporated this idea of dense foam into our Maxi Pad. The Maxi Pad is about 2.5" thick and even has a full length zipper so you can quickly adjust your density to suit your needs. The Maxi Pad has an easy carry suspension system that goes from backpack style to an over the shoulder model in seconds. The fold over is not hinged, so when the pad is open you have the full value of the entire pad to bomb onto...no seams to ruin your day. The bottom fabric of the pad is an extremely durable VCN nylon (like our Beef Bags), which has the added advantage of "sticking" to slabs and funny angles better than Cordura or other nylons. In the FISH tradition for excess, we made the Maxi Pad close to a full 4 feet X 5 feet. Yup, 4 X 5. Miss that! Overkill construction, peerless durability, and a remote foot wiping swath make this pad the best available, and far and away the best value. You can also order the Maxi Pad without any foam. The empty version is nice if you want to use the Maxi Pad for a home wall and you just need a nice big sack to contain all your "cushy" scraps.
FISH Maxi-Pad, empty: $119.00
FISH Maxi-Pad, ready to bop: $179.00
FISH MINI-PAD (SOLD OUT)
A smaller version of our Maxi Pad. The Mini-Pad is not as small as it sounds, logging in at a modest 36" X 48" and has the same features including the padding and carry system as the Maxi Pad. Good all around choice for a nice pad at a low price.
Get ready for bouldering season with this human repair and injury prevention kit. Each kit comes with two rolls of the finest cloth tape (1.5" wide x 15yds. long) and a 2oz bottle of Benzoin Tincture. Not only does the Benzoin make the tape stick like mad, but it doubles as hardman perfume. Complete with instructions on human repair and taping techniques of the stars. $11.75 ea.
If you already have a supply of tape, just order the Tincture and we'll throw in the "Taping Tips" for free. $3.95 ea. (sold out)
Johnson and Johnson, the best. 1.5" X 15yd. $3.75 per roll.
Available by the pound only. That's 8 blocks for those that are counting. Genuine Endo Block. None finer! $8.00 per lb.
We feature two chalk bags that have the wildest patterns in any arena. Think of the craziest Hawaiian shirt ever witnessed, exotic pelts, maybe brash prints --- sometimes even Elvis. Now, what if you had these on your chalk bag? You'd be stoked, right? Well here you go --- The "FIST" model is 7" tall with a 5.5" bottom, and the "PALM" model is 5" tall with a 5" bottom. Both bags feature a "best of both worlds" stay open rim that has non-kinking cable sewn in with numerous rows of stitching. Features a collar style closure a toothbrush holder for crag maintenance. An easy way to order is to ask for "wild" or "mild" and then pick a color theme.$19.50 ea.
Lung Chalk Bag:
A big volcano shaped bag that will hold tons of chalk...ok, maybe more like 5 blocks. Great for the home gym or those with extra sweaty palms. Pick the Wild or Mild versions. Email us for available patterns. $29.00
Chalk Bag Belts:
Made from 11/16" Supertape in assorted colors or 3/4" flat webbing in black .
Features a no-slip Fastex buckle.
One size fits all. $3.25 ea.
B-1 and B-2 Bouldering
The B-1 is a lightweight shoulder pack designed for carrying your boots, chalk bag, and maybe some water and snacks while bouldering. The pack body is our ONS Mesh, an extremely tough and durable fabric that is light in weight and since it is a mesh, lets your boot stink escape into the atmosphere instantly. A single over the shoulder strap is provided and is lightly padded with ShamPelt fur. The top pocket has an outside zipper so you can get to your tape and tincture before your flapper makes you bleed to death. The bottom is made from 18oz. VCN fabric for long life. Approximate size is 2000 cu.in. with a 12" diameter bottom. $49.00
B-2 Bouldering Pack
If you would prefer a more traditional set up, order the B-2 which has all the features of the B-1, but comes with two 2" wide shoulder straps instead of the single strap for over the shoulder chic $59.00