We are happy to work with those brands produced at Kastline, you can discover their story if you don’t know them already.
Agripp was founded by Philippe Ceulemans. The first climbing catches were shaped in 1991 in Brussels, in the workshop of his grandfather who was a sculptor. The first bouldering competitions got organized by Agripp in Belgium at the end of the 90’s. They also recently went out a full range of dual-texture. They hope to bring the best in terms of road tuning. This will lead to ever more precise and technical movements. Shiny and polished in combination with the texture, these sets offer endless possibilities. Last but not least, their volumes were in the selection of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.
Arctic Grips sparked in Norway. An Australian, a Nordlending and a Trønder were having a coffee break from their weekly route-setting session. Impatient creativity, and an ambition to spice up their boulder problems, inspired a conversation leading up to the launch of Arctic Grips. They aim to be a local, yet global provider of handcrafted, inspiring new school climbing holds. They use their years of experience as both route setters and climbers, to meet the demand for progressive and inspiring new climbing holds. They are themselves strongly inspired by their northern roots.
Cai Holds is founded by CAI Luyuan, a 36-year-old former IFSC route-setter and Asian Championships Chief Routesetter (2008-2019). In parallel of his route-setting career, he also was a coach for more than 10 years. In the meantime, he started to shape holds and design volumes. It became his part time job from 2013 to 2018. From 2018 until now, he has been shaping and selling his own holds for his brand Cai Holds.
Laurent Laporte, climber and competitor, then also became a very passionate setter, regularly setting on major events. Always looking to create new movements, he started to shape his own grips under his brand Cheeta. Now, Cheeta is a reknown international brand, offering a range of holds that combine the aesthetics of the rock and the technicality required by modern routesetting.
InCurvo was launched end of 2020, by a passionate climber, Lena. She has been climbing in multiple climbing gyms in different countries, always looking for the next challenging holds and routes. Enjoying the increasing positive influence of climbing on her life, she started to feel the need to contribute to sport climbing development. This is how the brand was born. Themed collections of holds, each with its own inspiration, are designed and released regularly
Kong holds are inspired by the surroundings in the Lake District (UK). The team wanted to carve the shapes through their experiences hanging from the different rock types that this area offers. Rocks carved by the ice, the wind and rain over millions of years have been lovingly reproduced for climbers of the 21st century. All their holds are designed in the UK.
Sup’R climbing was founded by Gauthier Supper, reknown for his aesthetical and technical wood volumes, very often seen on competition walls. Soon, the brand will also add to its catalogue multiple ranges of holds and macros: stay tuned!
At KASTLINE, our driver is to bring a qualitative manufacturing solution for climbing holds brands. We understand that brands need reliable lead times, and that they expect product quality to be up to their expectations, in line with industry standards.