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.

MSA Auto Belay STOP USE NOTICE UPDATE

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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

MSA Auto Belay STOP USE NOTICE UPDATE

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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

MSA Auto Belay STOP USE NOTICE

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.

News

Recall of Petzl GRIGRI 2


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

June 20, 2011

GRIGRI 2 RecallPetzl has discovered that exerting excessive force on the fully extended handle of the GRIGRI 2 can cause internal damage, such that the GRIGRI 2 handle may become stuck in the open position, as pictured in Figure 1.

When the handle is stuck in the position shown in Figure 1, the assisted braking function is disabled. A damaged GRIGRI 2 in this configuration will function similarly to a manual belay device (e.g. tube-style device).
When using a damaged GRIGRI 2 with the handle stuck in the open position, failure to control the braking side of the rope will dramatically increase the risk of an uncontrolled descent, possibly resulting in injury or death.

A GRIGRI 2 with a damaged handle must be immediately retired from service.

Please note that failure to control the braking side of the rope is a misuse of the GRIGRI 2 under any circumstance (See the GRIGRI 2 Technical Notice – pdf file, 2.5Mo).

As of June 20, 2011, seven damaged GRIGRI 2 units have been returned to Petzl through our worldwide distribution network. Petzl has no knowledge of any accidents resulting from a damaged GRIGRI 2 handle.

Petzl Response

Because the safety of our users is our primary concern, as a precautionary measure Petzl has decided to take the following actions:

  • Ask users to immediately stop using all GRIGRI 2′s with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136.
  • Recall all affected GRIGRI 2′s and replace with new, revised versions.
  • Petzl will pay for all shipping costs to complete this replacement.
  • Increase the mechanical strength of the handle on all GRIGRI 2′s from serial number 11137 onward.
  • Begin shipping replacement GRIGRI 2′s immediately. Users will receive replacements in the same order they return their old units to Petzl.

Every one of us here at Petzl is committed to resolving this issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you for your coopoeration and support.

If you have a GRIGRI 2 (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136, stop use immediately and contact Petzl America to initiate an exchange.
Contact Petzl America in one of two ways:
- By phone: 1 (800) 932-2978 (toll free)
- By email: grigri2recall@petzl.com
Petzl will pay all shipping costs associated with this exchange

For more information or to find out how how to initiate an exchange visit Petzl.

*Note: The previous generation GRIGRI is NOT affected by this recall.