Climbing knee pads, custom designed by Lee Cujes after years of experimentation and prototype development on Mt Coolum's hardest testpieces.
If you've arrived on this site, you know that at certain crags (e.g. Mount Coolum Australia, Rifle USA, Kalymnos Greece), the kneebar technique is vital. What you also need to know is that there are two basic types of kneebars:
That's why in 2009 I designed two types of kneebar pads. A good general purpose, comfortable pad - the Upskill Classic, and a tight, high-end friction pad - the Upskill Friction Pad, both of which I tested extensively on a year-long roadtrip of kneebar destinations in 2010, and continue to climb in today.
Uhhuh. Top UK climber Jordan Buys wears our pads. Read his review on UKClimbing. The ALWAYS PSYCHED Joey Kinder (USA) was also one of our test drivers. You may have heard of Italy's strongest climber Gabri Moroni? This 9a climber has been rocking a Friction pad since 2011.
Our pads are the bomb for deep water soloing. All components are saltwater tolerant.