Deep Water Soloing
The trend sport climbing finds its way into water parks
The idea for WATERCLIMBING was born at the rocks of the world. In 2003 and 2004, the sports climber and owner of the product design studio born product ideas, Christofer Born, spent several months in Australia and Thailand.
At that time, a small community of world-class climbers had discovered a new kind of sport climbing: deep water soloing, rope-free climbing above deep waters – the sea or a lake. The water served as the fall protection. Ton Sai in southern Thailand was one of the hotspots.
Safe climbing without the use of a rope – a breathtaking experience!
Christofer Born went with like-minded people in a long-tail boat to the karst rocks in the Andaman Sea in order to promote this emerging sport. On site, he designed the first CAD models for his idea of bringing this new sport to swimming pools. Back in Germany, he applied for technical patents, design patents and the WATERCLIMBING brand on his invention.
Together with Bodan Schwimmbadbau GmbH & Co KG, he developed the WATERCLIMBING walls presented here. Today the WATERCLIMBING team is made up of experts in swimming pool construction, product design, usability and sport climbing. In the meantime, four product lines have been created for a wide variety of applications.
Just like modern sport climbing is no longer practiced only in the mountains but also in climbing gyms, thanks to WATERCLIMBING you can now practice deep water soloing in water parks.