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I am currently in the process of creating a card game for climbers and I want to take you with me on the journey.

The concept

Example Card with Adam Ondra

So the idea is to make a playing card deck with 52 cards + 3 jokers for the climbing community with caricatures of popular climbers.

Above you can see an example card with Adam Ondra. The cards will have lots of details which are characteristic for the respective climber, like Adams power scream.

The Problem

Update: I’ve got all the approvals and we are now in the design stage where we finalize the card deck design to make it ready for production. Stay tuned with the card deck newsletter below.

Before going into production, I want to get the approval of each climber because of legal reasons. As you can imagine it is not that easy to reach out to the most famous climbers so that’s why I want to involve you in this process. Please have a look at the following list and reach out to me via instagram (@bestboulders) or mail (mail@bestboulders.com) if you can help to get an approval. It’s nothing fancy, I just need a little message that it is ok to use a caricature of the climber for the card deck.
I’ll update the list regularly.

The current state


Jack: Alex Megos ✅(approved)
Queen: Sasha DiGiulian ✅(approved)
King: Chris Sharma ✅(approved)


Jack: Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker ✅(approved)
Queen: Ashima Shiraishi ✅(approved)
King: Adam Ondra ✅(approved)


Jack: Magnus Midtbo ✅(approved)
Queen: Janja Garnbret ✅(approved)
King: Alex Honnold ✅(approved)


Jack: Jakob Schubert ✅(approved)
Queen: Alex Puccio ✅(approved)
King: Tommy Caldwell ✅(approved)


Joker 1: Matt & Hugo from Epic TV Climbing Daily ✅(approved)
Joker 2: Eric Karlsson Bouldering ✅(approved)
Joker 3: Bouldering Dabrats ✅(approved)

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One thought on “Card Deck for Climbers

  1. Olin says:

    Would love to see the mellow climbing guys (Woods, Webb, Cameroni) and Ashima in there somewhere maybe over the youtubers. That being said I know there’s too many all-star level climbers out there to get them all in there.

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