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We Are Core Climbing

We have been designing and manufacturing climbing holds here in Sheffield, UK for over 15 years, and have been involved in commercial matting for over 10! Everything we do at Core Climbing is done in house by our specialised team of employees.

About Us

At Core Climbing Ltd we design, carve and manufacture climbing holds in Sheffield, England. Core was formed in 2008 by three Sheffield based climbers – Leo Moger, Stephen Royle and Tim Marsh. In 2014 we relocated to a larger factory in Sheffield which has allowed the business to grow and develop, and we continue to strive for the highest possible quality in everything that we do, from materials to shapes and service.

Being the keen climbers we are, having the legendary Peak District right on our doorstep is a great inspiration. Running our own business means we have to work hard, thankfully though we can occasionally head out if conditions are exceptional; and as climbing real rocks is how we get our ideas, technically this could be classed as work! 15 years on and we now employ more than 20 people from the Sheffield area, but we are still intimately involved with every aspect of our business from the office to the factory floor.


This range is inspired by the sandstone found at St Bees Head on the Cumbrian coast. Millennia of exposure to the eroding processes of wind and water has given this rock a unique appearance. Undulating ripples are occasionally disrupted by shallow depressions where erosion has had a more destructive impact. The texture is classic sandstone, fine-grained and sandy. We’ve captured this character with our comprehensive design process and faithfully rendered it in a range of glass-reinforced plastic volumes and composite castings.Shop Coastal


Our eponymous offering is characterised by rounded forms and smooth textures, all embossed with the Core logo, and each with a symmetrical partner.Shop Core

Down Climb Jugs

A set of 12 jugs, each embossed with a down climb arrow. With a low profile, a compact footprint, a grippy texture and space for two hands, these are perfect for creating escape routes.Shop Down Climb Jugs


This collection is inspired by the holds, textures and aesthetics of Fontainebleau sandstone.Shop Fontainebleau


With the emergence of splash walls and the ‘competition-style’ bouldering, simple shapes and seamless, clean lines have become ubiquitous. Our Geo range is a response to this new design philosophy. Ergonomic and functional, it includes comp-style volumes, training-specific holds, dual-textured riffs on our original sets and everything in between.Shop Geo


This collection is inspired by granite climbing areas such as Kjugekull and Magic Wood. Geometric and angular forms predominate. The texture is fairly coarse-grained, providing moderate friction. Bands of quartz-style protrusions perforate the surface of these holds and volumes, adding aesthetic interest.Shop Granite


This collection takes inspiration from gritstone climbing in the Dark Peak and Yorkshire. Hints of Stanage and Burgage abound in the ripples and breaks that scar the surface of these holds. The texture is hard, coarse-grained and siliceous providing ample friction.Shop Grit


This range offers fun engaging holds designed for kids’ climbing areas.Shop Kids


This range is inspired by Limestone climbing in the White Peak and Sardinia. Offering dimpled surfaces, a characteristic of limestone caused by the natural acidity of rainfall, a smooth texture with very little friction and fossil detailing that adds aesthetic interest.Shop Limestone


The sets in this collection are comprised of holds from several of the Core ranges. They’ve been selected specifically for home walls and boards. Each set contains a diversity of hold types. The approximate difficulty of each set, indicated in the name, is based on a 45-degree board. Each set has unique holds not found in the other mixed sets (the exception being Geo Domes and 20mm/30mm edges).Shop Mixed


Here we’ve put together a list of the sets that we think are most appropriate for setting training boards. This is meant as a starting point. Many of our holds could be used for training but are omitted from this list. For more information on setting training boards, visit our blog.Shop Training

Crash Pads

Our 12 years of commercial matting, living in Sheffield, and decades of climbing outdoors has given us a unique insight into the world of matting. In late 2021 we made the decision to use this knowledge and start manufacturing outdoor bouldering mats. After a long design process we now have a complete range of crash pads, with a wide variety features perfect for any boulderer in any location.

Home Wall Matting

The Core home wall system is a slimmed down version of our proven commercial wall matting. The 200mm thick modules are completely modular and can be arranged and secured together in any orientation. Measuring at 1190mm x 985mm the cellar board matting system can be installed and moved around easily or stored away when not in use. Modules available with or without a carpet.

All of our Training board matting systems are completely customizable, for a quote on bespoke Cellar board matting systems get in touch via our contact us page.

Commercial Matting

At Core Climbing we supply a range of commercial matting options for climbing and bouldering walls. From Fold-up matting in multi-functional rooms, to emergency matting in climbing gyms. All of our matting options can be fully bespoke and customised to your requirements, whilst maintaining adherence to any regulated standards. We also provide a full installation service, site surveys and thorough ongoing maintenance. For more information on our commercial matting options please follow the link below, and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

Sewn Goods

Our new and expanding range of sewn products are designed and manufactured by hand by our team here in Sheffield. The range of our sewn goods are a selection of products that we enjoy using on a day to day basis, from the XL Tote that is perfect for carrying climbing kit to the gym or shopping from the supermarket, to the boulder bucket that keeps you chalk safe when out at the crag. Made using the highest quality materials possible and quality assured throughout the process these products are the perfect bit of kit for any climber.