Rock Exotica began in a garage 28 years ago. Much has changed since those days of manual production and graph paper designs. However, one thing has stayed the same: Our desire to produce the most innovative technical equipment available. In an age when many companies no longer actually make anything, but rather just promote their brand and sub out the manufacturing, we are an anachronism. We manufacture our gear ourselves, in Utah. We’ve never gone in search of foreign low-cost products upon which to only place our brand, and we never will. Many methods exist to produce technical pieces of hardware.
From the beginning of Rock Exotica, machining parts from solid blocks of aluminum and steel was the best way to achieve the desired strength, fit, and precision needed for the ultimate function of many of our products, This method we felt was crucial to our products 27 yeas ago is still important to our most popular pieces of equipment today. Revolutionary tools like the Omni Swivel Pulley, AZTEK Pulley System, and the rockStar 3D Rigplate just to name a few, are all products whose key characteristics are made possible by the CNC machining expertise we’ve developed over two decades. In the crowded field of carabiners, where one might make the mistake of thinking that all are created equal, Rock Exotica carabiners offer impressive and unique characteristics in part because the frames are machined and not forged. The same is true for our pulleys and other products.
It has been a great 28 years and there is much more to come.