Flathold brushes are made in Switzerland. Owners Mathieu Achermann and Manuel Hassler
From the Flathold website:
“Brushes are a crucial tool for rock boulderers: they help us to find grip in a natural way and they are essential to preserve the rock from chalk. The use and abuse of chalk can ruin the natural texture if we don’t brush the holds every time we try, climb and fall. Flathold provides me excellent brushes for my climbing: the big one works well on big holds like slopers and jugs while the small one is perfect for smaller pockets and crimps. The hairs are well balanced for every type of rock making the brushes not too soft for granite and not too aggressive for sandstones. I always make sure to have both models in my bag before going out.”
This collaboration was about bringing swiss design quality to your chalk bag. A strong polyurethane handle angled for pressure and ergonomics, thick natural bristles for powerful brushing and resistance, and packaging made of recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly ink.
Climbing holds: So many reminders that reflect a state of mind founded on an everlasting search for new ideas. The will to explore creative possibilities has led to testing different shapes, trying various materials and mastering molding techniques. Flathold was born of the encounter between an international route setter and a visual arts student, whose first experience together dates back to 2008. A common goal : to create and develop shapes and grips, to fashion the foam so as to approach the feelings one gets on a natural line. Testing gravity on the grips ; imagining the movement possibilities they can offer on a wall ; feeling the friction point. Beyond their basic function, the goal is to make the holds aesthetic.
The brushes are available in 2 sizes, medium or small. The medium one comes in blue or mint and the small one in black or white.