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.


Wild Country Voluntary Recall Notice – Helium Carabiner

Posted: December 11, 2012

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

Notice from the Manufacturer

For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall of certain batches of the Wild Country
Helium karabiner and Helium quickdraws made with these karabiners. It has been established that all of
the affected karabiners were delivered after July 15th 2012.

If you own a Wild Country Helium karabiner or Helium quickdraw that was purchased after the 15th July 2012
please read this notice carefully and follow the instructions “How to Identify the Product” so that you can
identify whether your product is from one of the affected batches.

Reason for the recall:
The Helium karabiner is one of the lightest full size karabiners in the world, featuring the Wild Country patented
“clean-wire” snag free nose and exhibiting an extremely high gate open strength. The Helium karabiner has
been manufactured in the UK since 2004.

Upon receipt of the latest delivery at Wild Country we identified anomalies with the ‘Major Axis Gate Closed
Tensile Test’ results. An immediate investigation together with our long term manufacturing partner revealed
a series of issues with the manufacturing process that could lead to problems in the forging of the nose of the
karabiner. In those karabiners affected by the problem the gate may not engage properly with the nose causing
the gate to slip off the nose under load and thereby significantly reducing the strength of the karabiner.
As we cannot guarantee that the karabiners with the identified batch codes meet the European Standard for
karabiners (EN12275) we are issuing an immediate notice to recall. We apologise for the inconvenience this
may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to recover as many of the identified
karabiners as possible.

Our first priority is the safety of our climbing and mountaineering colleagues and customers, therefore we
have taken the decision to recall the Helium karabiners with the identified batch codes. We apologise for the
inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to recover as many
of the affected karabiners as possible.

How to identify the product:
The product affected is the Helium karabiner with any of the following batch codes;

For additional information, visit their website:

Wild Country Helium Voluntary Recall Notice 10_12_2012
(December 10, 2012)

Wild Country Helium Recall FAQs 10_12_2012 (December 10, 2012)