Our Story

Menagerie Climbing is a hold business born from Andy Raethers over 20 years of climbing, competing, and shaping experiences. Having started climbing back in 1998 in Minnesota as a teenager Andy was immediately stuck indoors entirely climbing on plastic most of the year. He very quickly dove into shaping, and loved it. Taking his inspiration from the outdoors as well as just trying to concoct new shapes out of thin air. 

Moving forward in time after having climbed and competed at dozens of gyms, shaped freelance for several hold companies, and traveled all over the world as a pro-climber Andy wanted to be able to bring his own truly personal touch to the climbing hold world and Started Menagerie. Toiling away in his garage in Vegas for 10-13 hours a day for one month.  the initial line of 600 shapes burst onto the hold market.