Eldorado Wall Company and Franklin Handholds will be the Presenting Sponsors for the 2005 USA Climbing National Championships, hosted by MetroRock in Everett, MA, July 1-3, 2005. This event will be the culmination of the Difficulty and Speed Climbing 2005 season, and will showcase many of America's established and up-and-coming climbing talents.
“We are very excited to be working with USA Climbing in order to present a top-notch event to these competitors in a great venue. This weekend will bring many of the nation's best youth and adult climbers together with leading course setters, coaches, industry representatives and families for three days of great climbing action,” said Matt O'Connor, Brand Manager for Franklin Handholds.
Eldorado Wall Company, the nations's leading designer and builder of inspired climbing walls and facilities, acquired the Franklin Handhold line in the summer of 2004. The complete line, 1,040 shapes, has been re-tooled and re-launched.
“This event will allow us to showcase the new Franklin line of holds. After some serious R&D, we feel our new urethane mix coupled with the patented Hardcore Insert combines great strength with vibrant color and excellent texture. We are psyched to provide all the holds for the routes making up Sunday's Final Round action,” added O'Connor. “This event should be one of the highlights of competitive climbing in North America this year.”