We sponsor all kinds of climbing competitions, from the USA Climbing series to World Cups and other International events. Since we started making grips we have been a part of competitions. In the late 1990’s we began supporting local events in Colorado’s Front Range, from the Tour De Pump to Paradise Rock Gym’s Denver Climbing League, and the classic Boulder Rock Club’s Boulder Climbing Series. eGrips was one of the first and biggest sponsors of the now legendary Professional Climber’s Association (PCA) competitions, and the American Bouldering Series (ABS). Our partnership with the ABS has grown into a larger long-term sponsorship of all USA Climbing series.
The original Bubble Wrap Feature and Bubble Wrap Pinches were first opened in a well-remembered competition called “Sendfest” in Salt Lake City. Jamie Emerson used the Jibber Jabber Jugs at the last ABS Nationals held at The Spot Gym in 2009, and just about every famous climber in North America has showed off on the famous eGrips “Dream Pocket,” that is part of the Joe’s Classic Jugs set. Each year we unveil new shapes at events of all shapes and sizes, so look out for our best new holds at comps all year round!
Event Sponsorship Inquiries
If you are interested in eGrips sponsorship of an upcoming event at your gym, here are some basic details regarding sponsorship possibilities:
We are major sponsors of USA Climbing and provide a lot of our marketing resources through this partnership. If you are hosting a USAC comp, please know that we are major supporters of the organization but may not have the budget to provide additional sponsorship for individual events. We love competitions and wish we could provide promotional product or materials for all the requests we receive, but we must evaluate opportunities on a case-by-case basis.
We generally only have the resources to support those climbing wall accounts that either support eGrips through regular purchases, or that provide unique marketing opportunities at their events. We can sometimes offer free climbing hold sets for use in a competition, or promotional products like eGrips tee shirts, stickers, or other gear from our partner brand Trango. In lieu of promotional product, we may sometimes be able to offer a percentage discount off of a climbing hold order to support events. We do not have the budget for cash sponsorship.
When determining sponsorship we are interested in knowing the details of the event and of course to see that there is specific promotional benefit for eGrips. We can send banners for display on the competition wall, logo files for printing on posters or other promotional competition materials. The greater the promotional benefit we may see from exposure at your event and/or the greater the volume we see in climbing hold orders from your climbing wall account, the more likely we are to provide support.
If you are interested in eGrips sponsorship, please click here and complete the inquiry form.