Metolius' mission is to make the strongest, safest, most bombproof climbing gear in the world. At every opportunity, they try to exceed the established safety standards while providing the highest level of climbing equipment performance.
Over 35 years since they first cranked up the Metolius Climbing machine, getting their start in a tiny garage near the headwaters of the Metolius River (from where they take our name), the Metolius crew have gone on to set the standard in uber-safe, beautifully crafted climbing equipment.
Metolius' safer-by-design philosophy has evolved as a result of the incredible dangers associated with climbing: rock fall, bad pro, falling off, avalanches, untied knots... the list is long. It's not just some jive marketing statement, but one born and bred from a lifetime's worth of accumulated experience. They exhaustively test and re-test, in the lab and out in the real world, using themselves as the test guinea pigs. If they don't feel like the standards are up to par, they work with the sanctioning bodies (CE/UIAA) to help re-write the standards. They do this because they, too, put their lives on the line and need to know that everyone can count on their gear 100%.
Metolius offer a vast range of epic climbing products, from training and bouldering equipment to big wall multi-pitch climbing. Many of these are proudly available right here at Absolute Snow. Enjoy.