Handle full crates instead of single holds

Less than 2 minutes work

When holds are stripped from a climbing wall, route setters organize the holds by color and size in plastic crates. Full crates are then moved to the cleaning area for washing. 

With the ClimbLab system, the holds stay in crates from stripping to setting and the machine does all the cleaning for you - to perfection! You only need to load and unload the crates in the machine and occasionally organize the holds.

When the holds have been rinsed and dried, the crates are moved to your storage area or used directly for next route setting activity. 

The average amount of labour required per washing cycle is less than two minutes.


The machine can hold between 1 and 5 crates depending on the height. The machine can wash up to 500 small footholds, 150 mini-jugs, 50 larger holds or several fiberglass macros in one washing cycle. 

One washing cycle is between 5-30 minutes depending on load and type of holds.

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Prolong your holds life

In many climbing gyms, the people who wash the holds don´t have the time or the system to handle the holds carefully. 

With current solutions the holds are handled one by one during the cleaning process and they are often poured from crates on to the ground and thrown back into the crates. 

The consequence is that the holds are scratched and chipped and look worn out. Often due to the handling itself and not the actual climbing. This visual deterioration can be avoided. 

With the ClimbLab solution, the holds are placed in crates by route setters and not touched again before they are picked up for route setting again. Only route setters place their hands on the holds. Fewer handling steps saves time and limits wear and tear on the holds. 

The ultrasonic cleaning process is gentle and extremely efficient and will clean all surfaces and cavities to perfection. 

With the ClimbLab solution, your holds will look new every time you set. Save money and help the environment by making your holds last longer.

cleaning climbing holds

ClimbLab technology

The ClimbLab pressure washing booth allows you to pressure wash holds, fiberglass macros and large wooden volumes inside your gym, without having to invest in a wet room.

An innovative patented air recirculation system absorbs all aerosols, prevents backsplash onto the operator and accelerates drying of the cleaned volumes.

The booth has an optional integrated pressure washer with a highly flexible hose and a compact one-hand operated spray gun to ensure easy and ergonomic cleaning from all angles. 

The booth can be combined with the ultrasonic cleaner for the ultimate setup or it can be used with our pre-soaking sink and multifunctional soap. The cabinet works perfectly for a quick rinse of crates with holds that have been in the ultrasonic cleaner or for a more extensive cleaning of holds that have been presoaked.

As the operator doesn’t have to put on any waterproof clothing, route setters can use it to clean a volume and have it back on the wall within 10 minutes. Even personnel from the café can wash volumes in between other tasks.

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Plastic crates and storage

Euro Crates have already been widely accepted as climbing holds storage solution. They are modular and stackable, and the sizes are suitable for comfortable lifting and handling. We have designed the ultrasonic cleaning machine for a perfect fit with Euro crates.

ClimbLab plastic crates have been carefully chosen to be compatible with the ultrasonic cleaning soap and temperatures. The material and the perforated design are crucial for efficient cleaning of your holds. 

Our general advice is to have only one layer of holds and fit the crate height accordingly. This will protect the holds and give a better visual presentation of your holds in storage. Route setters can quickly obtain an overview of holds and pick out the ones that inspire them. Adjusting the height accordingly will result in easy handling with no more than 10-12 kg in each crate.

The system is also compatible with the US crate format 23,75" x 15,75". E.g. the open grit storage straight wall containers from Akro Mils. 

Climbing holds cleaning
Cleaning climbing holds

Create value

With a ClimbLab solution, you no longer need a dedicated person to wash your holds.   

You no longer have to put on a head-to-toe safety outfit and spend a full day in a hazardous and horrible working environment. The climbLab solution is as convenient and user friendly as a dishwasher and anyone can use it. There is no splashing of water so all you need is a pair of gloves. 

You can clean more than 2000 normal sized holds per week by spending just 2 minutes 5 times per day. Or you can clean 3000 holds in one day by running continuously.

In most cases, gym-staff such as front desk or cafe personnel can manage the washing during hours of low activity.

In gyms where the route setter is responsible for washing holds, you can free up more time to set significantly more routes or set routes of higher quality. 

Ultimately, the core value in your climbing gym is the quality of the routes and the frequency of route setting. ClimbLab helps your gym to create more value where it counts, using fewer resourses.

cleaning climbing holds

ClimbLab technology

The ClimbLab ultrasonic cleaner has been tailored for cleaning of climbing holds. It has twice the amount of power compared to conventional ultrasonic cleaners available on the market.

To ensure thorough cleaning, we have choosen the best possible frequency for coarse cleaning. On top of this, our ultrasonic cleaner features a "sweep system" which ensures even cleaning.

As the ultrasonic cleaner is equipped with so much power, a special cooling system has been developed. This is needed to ensure temperature control when cleaning. We clean at maximum 45°C to protect the climbing holds.

To ensure good handling, we have designed the ultrasonic cleaner with a very narrow front. This allows for correct ergonomic handling of the crates.

To provide a splash free system, the cleaner has been fitted with a crate drain position and a top drainboard. All modules are connected with stainless drip prevention plates.

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UltraGrip cleaning soap

ClimbLabs UltraGrip cleaning soap has been custom made for ultrasound cleaning of climbing holds and soaking. The soap is highly biodegradable, harmless to handle when diluted, and can be let directly to your drain once used.

With our soap there are no toxic fumes as known from using the regular acidic detergent for climbing holds. You improve the work environment tremendously.

For the ultrasonic cleaner you only use 6 liters of soap each time you change the water in the ultrasonic cleaning tank as it's diluted to 4% (1:25).

For soaking you dilute it to 20% (1:5). Soak for 10 minutes and pressure wash to get a perfect result.

You will be able to clean more than 40 crates with average sized holds before you need to renew it.

The soap comes in 6 liter canisters to ensure easy and safe handling. No dosing, just empty the canister. We also offer an economic size 30 liter canister.

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Better for the environment

With pressure washing you use an average of 30 seconds per hold. That corresponds to 5 litres of drinking water used on cleaning each climbing hold or 5000 litres per week for 1000 holds.  

With the ClimbLab solution you use 140 litres in the ultrasonic bath and 110 litres in the rinse bath. A total of 250 litres that will clean an average of 2500 mid-sized holds. 

The ClimbLab solution uses 0,1 litres of water for cleaning one mid-sized climbing hold or 50 times less than a conventional pressure cleaning process.

The cleaning process does not generate any harmful fumes unlike other conventional acidic cleaning agents. No ventilation is needed!

The ClimbLab UltraGrip soap is highly biodegradable and can be let directly to your drain.