Akshayuk Pass, Baffin island, Nunavut | Photo: Jacob Cook
Grade VII Equipment
Grade VII Equipment is a climbing gear company based in Squamish, BC with our manufacturing partner in Taichung, Taiwan. We aim to expand what is possible on alpine big walls by making tools designed for the most committed.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trango towers, Pakistan | Photo: Dave Allfrey
Nathan Kukathas | Founder
From the Karakoram to Baffin Island, Nathan has put up first ascents on remote walls all around the world. Starting out at age 15, sewing his own harnesses, ledges and bags in his parents’ garage. Nathan has been a passionate climber and award winning outdoor industry designer for many top brands, including Arc’teryx and Sea to Summit.
Tom Schindfessel | Lead designer
Zack Goldberg-Poch | Designer and developer
From messes in the kitchen to messes in the design studio, Zack loves creating, building, and testing. He moves at a glacial pace with meticulousness and stubborn perseverance in everything he does, from putting up new routes on Baffin Island to fussing over the smallest details on a design.
Nic Vissers | Brand manager
From new routes in the Waddington Range, to 5.13 routes on El Cap, Nic is a passionate climber and photographer. A totally obsessed gear head who has tested and used almost every piece of equipment out there, Nic is a walking encylopedia of what works and what doesn’t.
G7 athletes Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins on FA of Niv Misset Line (5.13-, 400m) Baffin Island, Nunavut | Photo: Jacob Cook