Tension Climbing The Block


The remarkable Block is designed and made in the U.S.A. by our partner Tension Climbing.

Updated for 2019 to be more durable and to diversify the edge offerings with an 8mm and 6mm edge!

The Block might be the single most useful block of wood we’ve ever made. Simply put, it’s a block of wood with an assortment of edges, pinches, pockets, and little crimps. Once you start using it you’ll realize that there is a lot more than meets the eye. Use them individually or in pairs to pick weight up off the floor, hang them from the ceiling, attach to a cable machine, pull against your own foot, combine with resistance bands… the possibilities are endless… Oh yeah, all the grips are immediately adjustable to be sloped, flat, or incut!


Use the block either individually or in a pair to train nearly any grip type and position. Hang two Blocks and treat them just as you would a traditional hangboard. Pick weight up off of the ground with The Block to train individual fingers or grip types that aren’t yet ready for full bodyweight.


Take The Block anywhere to use as a warm-up tool. Hang from a sturdy object, pull against your foot, exercise band, or a stationary object to get your fingers primed for difficult climbing.


Under the oversight of a healthcare professional, The Block can be used to rehab and train around finger injuries. It can also be used to keep fingers in top shape when other factors may prevent the use of a traditional hangboard.

Tool-less Adjustment:

No wrenches required! All grip positions on The Block are not only accessible by simple rotation, each edge and pocket can be made incut, flat, or sloped by attaching The Block by either one or both ends of the 6mm cord (included).



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1 block, 2 blocks

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