Whetstone Hangboard

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The Whetstone from Tension Climbing is designed to be an ideal first hangboard for climbers beginning their training journey. It includes a series of elements that Tension has found consistently valuable for both new and seasoned climbers.

The top jug on the Whetstone is something new. The edge profile was designed to promote a more “active” grip and reduce “over-wrapping” the wrist.  A series of “ergo-bumps” was included to both improve the comfort of the grip and also to act as an edge that can be draped in an open-handed grip to more evenly distribute force between each finger as an aid for rehabilitating some finger tweaks.

The 40mm 2-finger pockets are perfectly sculpted to provide the most comfortable pockets you’ve ever felt on a hangboard. 

Tension has built in a progression of larger edges for beginning hangboarders (and for experienced hangboarders with larger hands), while still progressing down to a 20mm edge, which has become the de facto edge size for benchmark testing.

The center edge is 40mm deep, but with a fully custom edge profile that is incut at 10 degrees to help facilitate an introduction to more advanced 1-arm hanging progressions.


Tension Climbing
Made in Denver, CO
26 x 6 x 2 in.
5 lbs
  • 40mm 2-finger pockets. The most comfortable 2-finger pockets you’ve ever felt on a hangboard.
  • 40mm edge with custom edge radius for maximum comfort.
  • 30mm edge with custom edge radius for maximum comfort.
  • 25mm edge with custom edge radius for maximum comfort.
  • 20mm edge with custom edge radius for maximum comfort.
  • 40mm custom-profiled edge with a 10 degree incut. Perfect for progressing 1-arm training.
  • Custom jug profile with ergo-bumps for maximum comfort.
  • Screws included

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