Pinakkel

“a high, pointed piece of rock” 

The story of Pinakkel started on a climbing trip together with my friend, Karoline in 2016. We had been discussing the lack of appealing climbing clothes and accessories and decided to play with the idea of solving our problem.

I started to design and create chalk bags by hand, with the look and feel I was after. The plan was to use it as prototypes in addition to a clothing line I had slowly started to develop. At some point, I realized that I enjoy making the chalk bags by hand, and the awareness about environmental issues became more important in my mindset. Creating my products is time-consuming, but when I hand it over to a new owner with this nervous and excited feeling, it’s just worth it. Right now, this is what Pinakkel is all about. Pure handcraft and passion for climbing! The rest of the story is still an ongoing adventure!

The adventure begins. Karoline and myself spending our New Years eve in Ula, bouldering and brainstorming. 

(Photo header: Håvard Myklebust)