Three Ball Climbing Holds are based in Tempe, Arizona,USA, and have been making holds since 1996. They make a large variety of holds, some of which we manufacture here in Australia. The Texture of the rock climbing holds made by major manufacturers is so close it's hard to tell the difference. Since the strength and the texture are virtually the same, the difference between a good hold and a bad hold comes down to the shape. Three Ball design their rock climbing holds to be comfortable, allowing you to climb for hours without sore skin. Your session ends because you are tired, not because your fingertips hurt.