When you're 72 feet up in the air and your hands are sweating like there's no tomorrow—tell me, who do you want making your handholds? Kick back, relax, and take a moment to say "F-Yeah!"

What makes a great climbing hold?

Well, the shape to start. We have over 1,000 fantastic shapes in production currently, with new, tasty shapes being added to the line up all the time. Beyond shape, the handhold must be friendly on the skin, aesthetic, and most importantly – strong. Continue reading

Franklin Supports The Recreation Project

Franklin Handholds recently donated our climbing holds to The Recreation Project, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire Ugandan youth to overcome fear and patterns of war. The experiential learning model of The Recreation Project is one the most powerful … Continue reading

tips and tricks

When setting easy to moderate routes, use an elbow to knee route setting technique.  Make sure to set all holds within elbow reach and no more than knee height.  This ensures that climbers of any size and ability can reach … Continue reading

Buy our holds!

Franklin now sells climbing holds and other gear online.