We’re Headed to Athletic Business’ Conference & Expo

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

We’re excited to exhibit at Athletic Business’ Conference & Expo! Please join us at Athletic BusinessNovember 13–14 | Orlando, Florida Get all of the information you need here! | Floorplan Visit Michael at Booth 1132 and ask about our new 5.15™ climbing wall system!

Nicros at AORE’s Annual Conference

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

We’re excited to exhibit at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s annual conference! Please join us at AORENovember 12–14 | Portland, Oregon Get all of the information you need here! Visit Kimberly at Booth 27 and see our new Star and Isosceles volumes!

Nicros Sponsors Portland Boulder Rally

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

September 24, 2014 Nicros is a proud supporting plus sponsor of the Portland Boulder Rally, hosted by The Circuit Bouldering Gym on October 4, 2014. Join us Live! “Tune in for an exclusive broadcast of professional athlete interviews, competition highlights, and behind the scenes footage produced by competition power house Louder Than 11. Plus enjoy Read More

Nicros at Outdoor Retailer

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Nicros will be Exhibiting at ORSM 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT August 1, 2014 We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Outdoor Retailer show at booth #3037. Check out OR details here. Please join us at ORSMAugust 6-9th | Salt Lake City, UT See all exhibitors and floor plan here: Read More

Nicros Receives Patent for an Auto Belay Safety System™

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Saint Paul, MN – May 27, 2013 – Nicros is proud to receive a patent on the new Auto Belay Safety System™ (A.B.S.S.™ – Patent Number 8,408,360). This important device provides climbers, climbing wall owners and climbing wall operators a warning for users forgetting to attach to the Auto Belay devices on a climbing wall. Read More

2013 Climbing Wall Summit

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Nicros is Lead Sponsor at the 2013 Climbing Wall Summit April 29th, 2013 We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with the Climbing Wall Association as a Lead Sponsor for the 2013 Climbing Wall Summit.  Check out the Summit here. Please join us at the Climbing Wall SummitMay 30th- June 1st, 2013 in Boulder, Read More

Wild Country Voluntary Recall Notice – Helium Carabiner

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Wild Country has issued a voluntary recall for Wild Country Helium Carabiner and Quickdraws.

Paul Robinson Visits Minnesota

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Paul Robinson came into town to shape a few sets for Nicros 2013 line

Nicros to Attend 2012 Climbing Wall Summit

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Please join Nicros at the 2012 Climbing Wall Summit

New Holds from Nicros

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

New sets include holds shaped by Nicros athletes Alex Johnson and Jon Cardwell

VE-Minneapolis’ Grand Opening & Pro Climber Alex Johnson

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

VE-Minneapolis now open with walls built by Nicros.

Construction Update on VE – Minneapolis

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

New photos of construction progress!

Recall of Petzl GRIGRI 2

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Concerns all GRIGRI 2′s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136

Counterfeit Petzl Product

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Petzl has discovered counterfeit versions of four products

CAMP Recalls Carabiners and Quickdraws

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

CAMP has voluntarily recalled Photon carabiners, and Photon and Mach Express quickdraws.

Construction of Vertical Endeavors Mpls. begins!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Nicros begins construction of  Vertical Endeavors’ new 25,000 square foot climbing facility in Minneapolis, MN.

DMM Recall on Dragon Camming Device

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Size 4 & 5 now added to original recall of Dragon 6

MSA Service and Replacement Line Refund Announced

Monday, March 15th, 2010

MSA is offering an additional pro-rated refund of the service costs for service performed by MSA or an authorized MSA dealer on Redpoint and affected Auto-Belay Descenders.


Friday, December 18th, 2009

Letter to Nicros customers from President, Nate Postma, addressing MSA Auto Belay recall.


Friday, November 6th, 2009

Stop Use Notice still in effect for MSA Redpoint Descenders and Auto-Belay Descenders.


Thursday, October 15th, 2009

MSA issues stop use notice for Redpoint Descenders and Auto-Belay Descenders.

Nicros Receives Patent Number 7,524,269 for Extreme Hold Technology™

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Nicros patented technology revolutionizes the way large individual climbing holds are made.

Nicros Introduces Corn/Soy-Based Resin into handholds

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Nicros is proud to be the first climbing handhold manufacturer to introduce the use of an environmentally-conscious, Corn/Soy-Based resin into its Super-Mix™ recipe.

New England Ropes / Maxim Issues Recall Notice

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Maxim announces voluntary recall of Maxim’s Apogee 9.1mm Dynamic Climbing Line and Maxim’s Pinnacle 9.5mm Blue std Dry Dynamic Climbing Line.

Recall on Petzl Carabiners

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Petzl voluntarily announces recall of Am’D Ball-Lock and William Ball-Lock carabiners.


MSA Service and Replacement Line Refund Announced

March 15 , 2010

Boulder, CO

MSA, manufacturer of Redpoint and Auto-Belay Descenders, issued a refund notice on January 8, 2010. MSA is offering an additional pro-rated refund of the service costs for service performed by MSA or an authorized MSA dealer on Redpoint and affected Auto-Belay Descenders.

The service refund applies to service work performed between 7/15/09 and 10/14/09. The refund schedule is posted on the MSA web site. MSA is also offering a refund on replacement line kits that have not been used.

The return shipping is free of charge when the shipping procedure outlined in the notice is followed. Refunds will be pro-rated based upon “date of last service.” The reimbursement program is described fully in MSA’s notice, which you can find HERE (pdf). The notice also includes instructions and forms for return of the unused kits.

If you have any questions about this recall and reimbursement program, please contact MSA Customer Service in North America at 1-866-MSA-0005 or your nearest MSA affiliate.

MSA product safety notices are posted HERE.


About the Climbing Wall Association, Inc. (CWA). The CWA is a 501(c)(06), non-profit, industry trade association incorporated in May of 2003 for manufacturers of climbing wall equipment, builders of climbing walls, operators of climbing walls, and others involved in the climbing industry.

The CWA is the only trade association addressing the needs and interests of the climbing wall industry and climbing wall operators. The mission of the Climbing Wall Association is to support the development of the climbing wall industry, to promote the sport of climbing, and to advocate for the interests of our members.

Together we’re stronger.

Climbing Wall Association, Inc.
William Zimmermann
Executive Director
email: bill@climbingwallindustry.org
phone: 720.838.8284