Years Shaping: 30
When I started climbing at the age of 14, there were no climbers around me. Of course, no climbing gyms.
So, right after I started, I made my own climbing wall by myself in the garage. The photos of magazines were my teachers. I made holds with cement, wood and natural stones. It was natural to me to make holds by myself. Since then I’ve been shaping holds for about 30 years. To me, the world is full of inspiration. Shapes of natural rock, landscapes, architectures, art crafts and paintings. I like looking at art books such as paintings and works by great designers. I pinned some clippings of them on the wall in my work space. When I shape, I always have the concrete images in my head from the beginning. So the process of shaping starts with cutting and carving the materials to make it closer and closer to the image. I check them precisely with my hands and fingers again and again until it gets to the same as my image.
Thanks to EUROHOLDS, my shapes which just started in my small garage, go to the world now.
I’m very happy if my designs will help your climbing and training.
1hold in this set.This is the XXL version of the Mekugi family. You've never tried such a comfortable opened pinch that has this much style. Designed by Dai Koyamada, this big pinch will be a great test for your forearms and will prove very popular with the strong Boulderers.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Comfy Jugs for overhangs and all wall angles.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Angular yet very comfortable and positive jugs.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Large. Essentially a good sized jug but aimed at more advanced climbersdue to the rippled characteristic. Big enough that it might be possible to double hand/share this holdopening up various setting options.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Another addition to our impressive range of Sandstone inspiredshapes. This set is realised as friendly jugs.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Very rounded and positive jugs. A great starter set for routes andboulder problems.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Nice and friendly jugs with a wave like design. Good for all terrain anddifficulties.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Large. This hold is very rounded and can be used in various positions,one side is moderately positive but with a 180 degree rotation it reveals a big rounded side that willbe a problem in its self.
5 holds in this set. Size Large. Interesting shapes that offer a bit of positivity and a little difficulty. Notas easy to hold as most of our other jug shapes.
2 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. Amazing big sloper joy! Very smooth texture that will test allsloper connoisseurs. These shapes have a great aesthetic and make a fantastic show piece forcompetitions. Our big slopers will be a talking point in the après comp café scene.
3 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. And now we are really spoiling you! Add these amazing shapes toour set 26XL and create the most astonishing sloper problems and extended crux sequences onroutes. Again these are smooth textured and require a good amount of skill and strength to master.
2 holds in this set. Size extra Large. Get inside the mind of Dai Koyamada as you attempt to pull onthese fantastic pinches. These shapes are geometric and quite possibly the perfect pinch.
2 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. Another set of fantastic pinches, big enough to share and slightlynegative/sloping. Perfect for all hard boulder problems and routes.
2 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. Eroded Sandstone is the theme here and these are sure toplease, super realistic shapes that are slightly sloping, these pinches with a positive characteristic.
3 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. These holds are another addition to the Eroded Sandstone seriesof shapes. They are sloping in nature but also have pinch characteristic. Your imagination is the onlylimiting factor.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.This is a great shape from Dai Koyamada, very positive and realistic while still being finger friendly. The hold is deep enough to be used on varied levels of steepness and difficulty of climbing.
3 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. When Pro climbers are visualising their next projects, these arethe kind of holds they dream about. Perfect big slopers that are pure joy to work with.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.Super realistic and eye catching, this shape has varied possibilities for setting and holding. It favours positive crimp type squeezing and is big enough to be the crux section of boulder problems.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Large. Shaped by Master Boulderer, Dai Koyamada, this big and naturaljug has all the characteristics you would expect from a perfect and natural climbing hold. At 15cm inheight, even the biggest hands can pull easily on this lovely shape.
1 hold in this set.Kurage is a new family from Dai Koyamada. This XXL design has a hidden, positive and rounded comfy hole, you can use it on every wall of your gym and across a huge range of grades while setting.Dai has a proven record and this hold will not disappoint.
6 holds in this set. Size Large. The Large members of the KURAGE family by Dai Koyamada, these holds have the same design element, as the other members of the Kurage Family, a hidden, positive and rounded comfy hole. You can use them on every wall of your gym and across a huge range of grades while setting. Dai has a proven record and these holds will not...
3 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. Eroded Sandstone Texture is the style of these realistic pinch gripholds. These shapes are good on all boulder problems and routes, excellent grip levels and positive,natural feeling.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.A definite hold of the moment. Big, fat pinches are certainly popular all across the world right now and ours is also sure to please the setters and climbers alike. Very positive, a true test of pinch grip strength, just add steepness!
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.This is an addition to XXL37, and is another well shaped, comfortable pinch grip hold. Like its sister,this hold is positive and can be used across a wide range of grades and styles of movement.
1 Hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.A classic shape and nice and big, both hands fit easily on this shape. This is a positive and fingerfriendly climbing hold.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.One of the many realistic shapes from Dai Koyamada, this hold has a hidden positive crimp, great forcompetitions and steep climbing walls.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.This XXL hold is positive and nicely rounded and falls just short of being called a jug. It’s a greatshape for all intermediate and above grades.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.Sister to XXL44, this is another big flat edge for both hands, with softly rounded entry point, makingit really friendly. This shape would make a classic Dyno catch.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.One of the Dai Koyamada shapes, a natural feeling realistic and positive climbing hold.
This design by Dai Koyamada have a positive and rounded edge and the contact area is very comfortable to hold. You can use these shapes on every wall of your gym and across a huge range of grades while setting. Dai has a proven record, and these additional member of the KURAGE family, will not disappoint.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra large.It is well known that Euro Holds represents some of the best climbing hold designers in the industry,and this classic, understated shape is a testament to that.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.A relatively basic shape, almost square, that is somewhere between a full on sloper and a pinch.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.This hold, a rounded great big sloper would work well with our shapes: XXL41 and XXL45. Another ofour shapes that have soft edges and a positive character due to the perfect texture.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.From arguably the Master of Pinch Grip shapes, Dai Koyamada. This is a genuine example of a well-considered design, the hold is big enough to share in a natural way and it’s sure to be a favourite atthe gym or on your home wall.
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.This shape is very well thought out and represents excellent value. The hold can be set in manyorientations so that it is always different to use. Climbers often get used to certain holds meaningthe element of surprise and challenge often vanishes, not with this shape.
3 Holds in this set. Size Medium.3 big pinches designed by Dai Koyamada, famous for, amongst other things, his monster pinch strength. These holds are members of the Mekugi range, and offer medium difficulty rounded pinching, perfect for slabs and moderate overhangs.
2 Holds in this set. Size Extra large.2 huge pinches designed by Dai Koyamada, members of the Mekugi range, these are again pinch grip holds offering medium difficulty. These shapes are rounded pinches, good for both hands, perfect for slabs and moderate overhangs.
4 holds in this set. Size Extra Large. These designs by Dai Koyamada have a hidden, positive and rounded hole as the contact area which is very comfortable to hold. You can use these shapes on every wall of your gym and across a huge range of grades while setting. Dai has a proven record, and these additional members of the Kurage family, will not...
1 hold in this set. Size Extra Extra Large.The Perfect Sloper? Probably!
1 hold in this set.A hold that looks complex from the ground but has a Big Edge that is super positive. This shape is agood feature for all routes and boulder problems.
1 hold in this set.Dai Koyamada has produced his usual magic with this super shape, weathered sandstone is theinspiration. The hold is a giant and has crimping potential in many situations.
1 hold in this set.Spectacular Dai Koyamada Design for the KUMO series. Extremely lightweight, completely hollow-backed, the perfect volume for vertical walls or even overhangs, taking advantage of the good, twohanded jug feature.