Hangboard Edge Design

Edge Backing

Each edge features a standardized backing to ensure tactile consistency when your fingers touch the back of the edge. This is to ensure the same feel whether the edges are installed onto a textured or non textured surface.


Edge Radius

Each edge size features a variable edge radius franging from a minimum of 1.5mm up to a maximum of 4.0mm. Why? Skin and pain. A 1.5mm edge radius is what we determined to be a rough threshold for unexpected skin tearing if you're not careful and going beyond 4.0mm toes the boundary between edge and sloper.

The edge radius is based on a mathematical formula that varies with each edge size, providing an adaptive radius for a more consistent feel with each size. The slight incut reduces dry fire potential while also promoting more balanced half and open crimp engagement. 


Edge Angle

Each edge is designed with a 2.0° incut to reduce dry fire risk. The light incut paired with the variable edge radius promotes comfortable hangs in a variety of grip positions - not just open hand. The ergonomics of many existing hangboard edges are often designed with a very generous radius to reduce finger injury risk. This large radius encourages your hang to fall into an open hand position comfortably but half and open crimp positions may feel much more challenging. This can largely be due to how in an open hand position, you are hanging onto much more surface area. Metric Climbing Handboard Edges are designed with these ergonomic considerations in mind.


Colour Coded Washers

Each edge set uses a different washer colour system to help differentiate the sets when installed next to each other. Behind a screw, the edge of the washer will be subtle but visible to help identify pairs of edges if they're spaced far apart.