HRT was founded in 1996 and by 2010 has introduced over 2000 climbing hold shapes.
A sister company of Walltopia, HRT was created out of desire for professionalism and customer care. Through the years HRT invented and incorporated HRT Positive Surface, HRT Safety Holds, UBI Technology and other foundation-laying innovations. Today HRT boasts with a designer team of some of the best climbers in the country and a production facilitiy of more than 400 m2. The team did not stop with becoming the first European producer of polyurethane holds and introduced the brand new Composite holds technology - for the ultra light and super strong climbing holds.
To see the whole HRT collection of climbing hold models and learn more visit www.hrt-holds.com. And here is what makes HRT a leader and trendsetter:
There are two technologies for manufacturing climbing holds depending on the type of surface of the hold. HRT uses both the positive and negative relief technology. HRT Positive has been used for years as the best technology for durable climbing holds with better feel compared to such produced with negative relief. However positive relief technology is llimiting in terms of design so HRT went back to negative relief and is now coming up with unique shapes with outsdandng design that have not lost any of the strength, durability or great feel.
-HRT Safety Holds
Climbing holds usually break due to improper use - uneven surface or over tightening and it is essential for owners or operators of climbing faciities to purchase only climbing holds with safety systems. They guaranteee that no loose piece from a broken climbing hold will hurt a climber or passer by. HRT is one of the first companies to introduce a technology that minimizes the chance of any broken pieces falling of the wall at all. All HRT polyester holds contain a net of composite fibers each one wrapped around the hole in the middle. In case the hold breaks, the pieces remain on place hanging on the composite fibers. The only way that the broken hold falls down is by unscrewing it on purpose. HRT Safety Holds is an open-source technology.
UBI Technology is a revolutionary steel insert that allows the use of both countersink and cap head bolts for all HRT climbing holds. The cylinder fits on the flat bottom of the insert; the cone lies on the slanted outer walls. Moreover, with the new Universal Bolt Insert Technology, hold strength increases by up to as much as 300 percent. The internal stresses in the hold are now spreaded more evenly around the bolt hole and the pressure at the bottom is decreased and relocated to the sides of the hold thus creating the strongest holds ever. UBI is integrated in all HRT bolt-on holds.
Polyurethane - the future of climbing holds. All HRT models are now available in PU as well. Polyurethane holds are lighter and stronger which makes them the route setter's dream. Furthermore PU is practically indestructable
so holds do not break if overtightened, put on an uneven surface or dropped on the floor. However 100% PU holds do not have a durable surface coating and tend to become greasy fairly soon. That is the reason for most climbing hold companies to use differewnt fillers like quartz sand for improval of the grip and feel of PU holds. What they achieve is to make the holds heavier and weaker. HRT, on the other hand, uses HRT SURFACE Hardening Technology and offer pure, lightweight and extra strong PU holds with a great feel that lasts.
-Composite Holds - Cutting Edge Technology! COMPOZIT- New by HRT!
-Ultra light - Super strong!
-Weight reduction up to 5 times!
-Elastic PU for the strongest holds ever!
-Up to 5 times less natural resource used!
COMPOZIT is the height of the technology for hold making up till now, realizing the idea of creating a light, but extremely strong hold. Combining the material of the day - polyurethane with fiberglass, and at the same time integrating the UBI technology and the SURFACE HARDENING tehcnology, COMPOZIT represents the perfect hold. By making these holds with a hollow back, we reduce the hold's weight down to one-fifth of the original weight, while at the same time retaining the same incredible strength. As a result our COMPOZIT holds are the lightest and strongest climbing holds the world has ever seen. The feel and durability are still impressive thanks to HRT SURFACE Hardening. The UBI Technology relieves you from the concern about which type of bolt should be used.
-Eco - Friendly Holds
HRT are very concerned about Global Warming and believe that COMPOZIT holds are a tribute to the common desire to use fewer natural resources while minimizing carbon emmissions. By using one-fifth of the material required for the original holds, while providing the most durable holds on the market, HRT is doing its part to save the environment.
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