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Beastmaker | Brand Profile

by Morgan Cvetkovic-Jones

Who are they?

Co-founded in 2007 by Sheffield based bouldering masters; Ned Feehally and Dan Varian, Beastmaker started out as a simple solution to the pair’s lack of time for climbing on real rock whilst at university. In an attempt to maintain and strengthen their peak pulling performance, the pair had become obsessed with pushing their fingers to the limit, isolating individual digits and blasting out 2-hour sessions on a fingerboard. There was just one problem, the resin fingerboard they were using wasn’t conducive to their marathon sessions, causing blood blisters and various other skin problems. This pushed them to develop their own alternative – the Beastmaker.

Having refined their original, handmade design, the Beastmaker was officially put into production on their friend’s own homemade CNC machine. What followed was truly remarkable and, in the 14 years since, has completely transformed the way we train. Today, Beastmaker are the world’s leading manufacturer of wooden fingerboards with their globally renowned products being used by the likes of Ondra, Megos and Honnold.

What are Beastmaker known for?

The most complete and efficient fingerboards ever made. The 1000 and 2000 series fingerboards are comprehensively designed to suit climbers at every level with a variety of holds, depths and widths to suitably target every training grip. Aside from their iconic fingerboards, Beastmaker manufacture beautiful wooden holds for training boards alongside numerous other training accoutrements like micro edges.

Where are Beastmaker products made?

In the United Kingdom.

Environmental action

Beastmaker fingerboards are made from North American tulipwood (from the poplar tree, Liriodendron tulipifera). This wood is sustainably sourced and finishes well with a lovely texture. As well as ensuring their materials are sustainable, Beastmaker are committed to reducing their environmental impact across the whole company, utilising renewable sources for their electricity and shipping >95% of their sales Carbon neutrally over the last two years.

Click here for more information about Beastmaker’s sustainability.

What sets Beastmaker apart? 

Revolutionary training tools that have defined a generational shift in climbing performance and training standards.

Check out the Beastmaker 1000 and 2000 here.