Metolius Wood Grips Deluxe Training Board
MetoliusWood Grips Deluxe Training Board

Get strong without leaving skin behind.

Want to get strong? Of course you do. The problem is that the more you train the more skin you take off your fingers. You can pick up a fire hydrant with one hand but can hardly get the keys out of your pocket. The smooth texture of the Wood Grips Training Board keeps those fingers feeling good while you get super strong.

  • Deluxe hangboard made of wood for skin-friendly climbing training
  • Large assortment of jugs, slopers, edges, and pockets
  • Includes mounting hardware, comprehensive instructions, and training guide
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Beautiful and functional

    Gave this as a Christmas present to a friend. He said it mounted easily over a door. He likes the different finger holds and can do "little practices" throughout the day as he's walking around the house. I saw it after he put it up and just thought it looked good. Hope he gets a lot of use out of it

    Unanswered Question

    What weight of the product?

    Hangboard

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Love the hangboard, used plywood to mount. Pretty and functional .

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Gave this as a gift for a friend and they said that this is a brilliant piece of training equipment that is well made and durable.

    Beautiful, Yet Functional

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Excellent fingerboard! Does not destroy your fingers and has all the pockets you could need. This hangboard is mounted in our living room and looks very ascetically pleasing.

    Strong fingers, strong mind

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this to my mega cool super strong sister! She is a great climber already, but wanted an extra little way to improve her performance on the wall. She is excited to use the different sized holes, and different spaces to improve her form while climbing big walls.

    Very Efficient Hangboard

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This hangboard has everything you need to maintain finger strength through the winter or when you cannot get to the gym or crag. I wanted to switch to the wood version, and have been super happy with the purchase. It is a little easier on the fingers if you are training quite a bit throughout the week on top of climbing as well. This paired with my gymnastic rings have been the best training setup I've had so far.

    JB does the wood one require a backboard?

    Unanswered Question

    What kind of wood is it made of? Is this a common wood for fingerboards?

    Feel good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've enjoyed training on this hang board. The wood is smooth so I can train until my forearms burn out, not until the skin on my hands is burning too much, which usually happens for me first. I'm happy with the variety of the holds.

    Holding up

    Mounted under the car port for over 5 years.

    Holding up
    Unanswered Question

    How much does it weight? Thanks a lot.

    Easy direct attachment

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Yep, mounting on plywood is ideal, but if you want to put this handsome board directly into studs, you can.
    Screw holes are 16 inches apart, for standard stud spacing. That'll cover most homes, even older ones like ours.
    Still, not all studs span a 16 inch gap. It's another 2 inches to the thick ridge between the outermost finger holes and the next set in, so you could drill a set 18 or 20 inches apart.
    A few old homes have 24 inch studs, and while the board is wide enough, that's so far apart, you'd probably want a plywood layer to start.
    Great board! Functional and comfortable!

    Easier on the skin, good for the pump!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Mounted this bad boy next to a plastic hangboard for the combination. This thing is awesome! Easy on the skin so you can session even after long days out or training.



    Excellent minimal set up, not too many holds, but the perfect variety.



    Excellent starter board - will keep you confidently pulling even when you hands feel like fire.



    Wood is the new plastic!

    Stylish Trainer

      Works extremely well and is the only training board my wife will agree to let me hang in the house.

      Deluxe.

      Deluxe.

      Has anyone tried this with the blank slate...

      Has anyone tried this with the blank slate door hanger? Do you know if it fits?

      The measurements for this are 28.25" x 6.9" and the measurements for the backboard are 32" x 9.5". It fits.

      Does this fit with the back board made by...

      Does this fit with the back board made by Metolius?

      Yes. The measurements for this are 28.25" x 6.9" and the measurements for the backboard are 32" x 9.5"

      yep

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Nice looking wood, big ol' jugs on top plus a slopey(ish) middle section. I've got tendon issues at the moment so I haven't gotten much use out of the shallower pockets, but they feel nice and there's all kinds of variety.

      Is it ok to use chalk on this board? I'm...

      Is it ok to use chalk on this board? I'm afraid that it may dry out/crack the wood compared to a regular synthetic board.

      Having seen chalk used on Metolius' wood holds in the gym, I don't think it'll do too much damage. I also find that I need it less on wood than I do on synthetics, so it might not be an issue for you.

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        Awesome board and then some. Great for keeping it up between bouldering trips. Enough holds to keep it interesting. I put mine above the door and find myself doing extra holds throughout the day and it really adds up quickly in developing contact strength.