Making Climbing Holds, Volumes & Walls
We are a team of passionate climbers and bouldering enthusiasts.
We use our experiences to design and produce climbing holds and walls for you.
We have tons of ideas waiting for accomplishment to make our products better and we work hard to make you climb harder.
IT ALL BEGAN IN 1996
Back in 1996 one of the best known climbers in Czech and Slovak republic Andrej Chrastina started his experiments with making climbing holds.
He was inspired by his experiences in rock climbing and world cup competitions in lead climbing and bouldering. Thanks to these experiences he was able to create plenties of unique and purposeful hold shapes which became very popular among climbers.
In addition, Andrej began to design and to build climbing walls.
At the beginning the company was called a.9 and Andrej was making holds from epoxy.
The origin of the company name is simple, it actually stands for the initials of its founder (9 is for the ninth position of the letter CH in the Czech and Slovak alphabet).
Later on, many testing procedures and the technology development brought Andrej’s company as one of the first in Czech Republic to make the holds from polyester, which is much better than epoxy for making new original shapes.
In 2003 the trademark has been changed to AIX. The meaning is the same, IX is the roman numeral 9.
Our company became the general supplier of holds for several world cups. We are also a frequent partner of the Czech bouldering cup.
Our main purposes is to improve the quality of holds and walls and to make progresses in hold shapes for pro climbers as well as for beginners.
Andrej is the founder and owner of AIX holds and all main decisions are still up to him. He is an active climber with very hard ascents.
CONTACT WITH CUSTOMERS, IT SUPPORT
Lahvi has been in AIX for many years and his work is contact with customers and IT support. He likes climbing on sandstone, bouldering, cycling.
Jiří, also Jirous, has been working in AIX for many years. He is the main designer of the climbing holds. Climbing, family, nature… It is his life.