Friction Addiction is a small-scale, Australian owned company based out of Hobart. Our innovative products are all designed, made for and tested by real climbers. In addition to climbing training equipment, such as finger trainers and massagers, we also sell chalk, tape and brushes in all shapes and forms.

We are also the proud distributors for several climbing hold manufacturers from Europe and the US. Please click here for a full listing of all of our brands and to find out more CLIMBING HOLD DISTRIBUTION!



Tommy Krauss — Founder, Director, Import/Export, Route Setter, Wall design, Hold Selection, Coaching, Consulting

Tommy started Friction Addiction in 2015 and has been striving to provide the best products with the best and most honest service ever since.



Originally a means of providing cheap climbing brushes to friends and the local climbing community, Friction Addiction quickly grew into a larger than expected enterprise specialising in climbing training equipment and climbing paraphernalia such as chalk. In late 2015, Friction Addiction made a move to become the importing and distribution partner for Lapis climbing from Slovenia. This largely came to be due to an apparent lack of quality European climbing holds at reasonable price points on the Australian market. The rest is history and Friction Addiction as of 2019 distributes a total of 23 different climbing hold manufacturers and services Australia, New Zealand and Oceania with products from all over the globe.