We support each climber in reaching the top
Our goal at VirginGrip is to produce unique, yet environment friendly climbing holds, laminates and structures for climbers around the world, helping them reach the top. Let’s reach the top together!
VirginGrip’s story begins in 2016
At that time, its founders, climbers Jarda Ježek and Tomáš Riese, decided to start producing climbing holds in Tisá in northern Bohemia that would stand out for their quality and unique design. Our story continues and it can be your story too!
Ecological polyurethane and the allHOLDS association
On the way to long-term sustainable production of climbing holds, we started the development of ecological polyurethane in 2017 in cooperation with the German company Ebalta. As founding members, VirginGrip and Ebalta founded the European Association of Independent Polyurethane Grip Manufacturers allHOLDS in March 2019. By working together, we have developed a material that meets all the requirements for the production of climbing holds with long life and good durability. Our latest generation of polyurethane uses 40% renewable material. As a result, we have earned “Carbon neutral product” certification for our polyurethane.
A big trigger for us was the 1st place in the Innovation Company of the Ústí nad Labem Region in 2019, which VirginGrip won.
We won another major award in 2022 during the CBJ Grip Showcase in Salt Lake City, USA, in the Setter’s Choice category. Gus Meyers of The Front-Ogden wrote at the time: “setters love the shapes and functionality of VirginGrip holds and they look spectacular (great) on the wall. Congratulations on your inspiring shapes!”
Born in Tisá
Our brand, the effort to build it, the years of work and everything associated with it was born in Tisá. Sandstone boulders and towers in our area are known to the general climbing public. They are characterized by the traditional Saxon style of sandstone climbing.
The place where we live and the people we live with inspire us and are reflected in our products and philosophy.
Get to know us better. We’re here for you!
/ CEO / Owner
/ Shaper, co-founder of the company
/ Processing & dispatch
/ Back office, logistics
/ BLOCKids Operational manager
/ BLOCKids Production
/ Sales manager
/ Marketing communications
/ VirginGrip Operational manager
/ Processing & dispatch
/ VirginGrip production
The company implemented the project 0380000396, VirginGrip Brand Image campaign, focused on a new brand identity, which was funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU.