Metolius Foundry Training Board
MetoliusFoundry Training Board

The foundation of finger strength.

Strengthen your fingers for the next climbing project with the Metolius Foundry Training Board. This fully-featured, compact board has all the crimps, pockets, and jugs you need to get your hands into tip-top shape. An arcing design puts your joints in a natural position for reduced injuries, and the fine texture ensures a good grip.

  • Various holds, including tapered pinches
  • Arcing shape and outward taper
  • Fine texture
  • Includes instructions, training guide, and mounting hardware
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Solid Set of Options

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got this board mounted to a backer board that I can quickly swap out on my training rig. The other board I've got is the Metolius Project board. The Foundry is the next jump up difficulty-wise.

The Jugs are a little less positive but also a little closer together. This feels more oriented to hangs and less for pull ups.

The other sweet thing is the option for training pinches.

I'd say the pockets on these are harder than the pockets on the Project board due to the pocket geometry.

This board feels like it's for a V5 + climber. And the project board for a V3+ climber.

Lots of good features

    Bought this thinking I was only going to be able to practice crimping. Turns out there is a HARD sloper in the middle and good pinches on the sides. Lots of versatility and the price can't be beat

    Perfect Training Tool

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've had a Metolius hang board for a long time, and just updated to this one. It has pockets for every skill level, and if it's anything like my last one, it will last for years. I think these are a must have for any climber. For the price, you can't go wrong.

    What's the difference between this and the project board?

    Good question. I'd like to know too.

    Well, look at the pictures. It clearly has different holds. Has the crimpier hold in the top middle, and the outsides have the variable pinches. I just bought the project and wish I had seen this board, because it's nearly the same price but appears to have many more options than the project.