What is Haptic?
Haptic means relating to or based on a sense of touch. Well designed climbing holds feel good in your hand, and that is a huge part of what makes them enjoyable to climb on. With Haptic, Ian works with pro climbers and pro setters to design new lines of holds based around each shaper's own particular strengths and vision.
Haptic is the Kilter line for shapes that don't fit into Kilter's four main styles of Winter, Noah, Teagan, and Sandstone. The Haptic line includes holds from Ian as well as pro setters and pro athletes including Will Anglin, Keith Dickey, Jeremy Ho, Peter Juhl, Joel Zerr, Jimmy Webb, and Alex Puccio.
In 2018 Haptic will be working with more pro climbers, setters, and shapers including Will Watkins (of Unleashed Climbing, in Australia), Roy Quanstrom (Head Setter of Ascent Studios, Fort Collins), Paul Jung (The Cliffs, NY), Morgan Young (Inspire Rock Texas) and many more!
Jimmy Webb setting with and climbing on his Southern Slopers at Earth Treks Golden:
Below, Will Anglin describes the first 18 sets in his Granite style of Haptic Grips.