A Difference You Can Truly Feel
IMPACT climbing walls are composed of many intricate parts including the base superstructure, beautifully handbuilt walls, and one-of-a-kind coating texture. The sum of all three parts results in a timeless canvas with the durability to withstand commercial use.
It's All in the Details
Every detail matters, even down to the T-nut. We select high grade T-nuts with quality metals to ensure the longest service life. Each T-nut is secured using screws rather than being hammered in, to prevent being pushed through when setting. To reduce cross-threading, T-nuts feature recessed threads so the bolt can be aligned and straight before tightening - a common risk when using impact drivers for route setting.
All of our climbing structures begin with practical designs made of reinforced steel that have been inspected by structural engineers. This is what gives our walls a solid feel. Each panel is supported with cross bracing to minimize shake and panel flex. Safety comes first, always.
IMPACT climbing walls are made of premium 13 -layer birch plywood, to provide maximum durability. This is the stiffest plywood available to give our walls the least amount of flex, providing a stable climbing surface to inspire confidence in climbers. When your climbers are projecting, they can focus entirely on the climb.
What truly sets us apart from other climbing wall manufacturers is our proprietary textures: Velvet GRIP and Talon GRIP. The properties are all in the name.
This is our most popular climbing surface, which is truly unique in the climbing market. Three years of development led to a texture that offers the perfect blend of grip and friction, without being overly abrasive. These unique properties are what give it a velvety feel, providing friction for climbing shoes without being hard on the skin. This balance is what climbing gym owners and climbers appreciate. It also reduces climbing shoe wear compared to other climbing wall manufacturers.
Need more bite? TalonGRIP is the solution. It possesses all the benefits of our popular VelvetGRIP, but with a slightly more abrasive texture for increased friction. Which is better? It's your choice.
Which Texture is Right for You?
For climbing areas where smearing is more popular such as slab or flat walls, opt for TalonGRIP. For everything else, nothing beats VelvetGRIP.
Why Climbers Like It
Friction is everything. Too much friction is hard on the skin. This leads to decreased training time and an increase in injuries. Torn skin doesn’t make for good climbing. VelvetGRIP has a velvety smooth initial touch that is unparalleled in the climbing industry.
Why Route Setters Like It
When installing volumes and set screws for climbing holds, our textures offer minimal splintering of the wood, and leave only a small screw hole behind. That allows the materials to last longer.
Why Owners Like It
Climbing walls are a big investment. Having a product that lasts is essential. Beyond the benefits listed above, these textures create less wear and tear on rental climbing shoes. A big problem with aggressive surface textures is how quickly they destroy your gear. With Velvet GRIP, climbing gym owners don’t need to replace their rental gear as frequently. That means less annual costs and more money into your business.
3 Year Limited Warranty
This warranty covers excessive surface cracking and wearing of the exterior finish, which is defined as cracking of the textured climbing surface that imposes the risk of delamination or pieces of the climbing wall breaking off. Excessive wearing is defined as the wearing of the wall texture surface to the point where an epoxy with texture is breaking off and exposing the plywood. It is assumed that the act of rock climbing on this surface will wear some of the aggregate texture off over time, which is not covered under the warranty. The steel structure is also covered under the warranty for three years.