Climbing product design company
Pongoose is a UK based climbing brand born out of an idea for a new style of clipstick which is the creation of Robin Rendall, a Carpenter from the South Coast of England. Robin has been climbing and bouldering for about 20 years and is most happy when attached to the sharp end of a climbing rope. He is regularly ticking off 7a’s and 7a+’s when sport climbing but is still to get that elusive 7b. He feels he just needs to magic up some more spare time and train harder! When not working, Robin and his wife Katie can usually be found climbing, mostly on the cliffs of Portland or Swanage on the Dorset coast of the UK. Robin is basically your typical hard working person, a climber just like you, who has taken a chance on creating a new brand. Although good with wood, he is also good with metal as proven by the multitude of tools he has made to manufacture the Pongoose Climber's head and bracket. He enjoys travelling, going on climbing holidays abroad, especially Kalymnos, and has the dream of living the van-life one day and climbing big walls!