Kraxl Board - About us

Who actually is Kraxl-Board?

The cradle of Kraxl-Board is the Intern Element OHG, a medium-sized master joinery from South Tyrol, which was founded in January 1975 by our father Franz Oberrauch. Starting out as a small workshop in the basement of a residential building in Unterinn am Ritten, our 12-man business is now in the artisan zone of Klobenstein am Ritten and is run by us brothers Peter and Georg Oberrauch.

At 1,200 meters above sea level, with our team of specialized workers and on a production area of 1,300 m², we manufacture almost everything that can be made from wood. Since 2014, this has also included the training products from our Kraxl-Board brand. It was our love of sport and nature as well as our good contacts to sport climbers that gave us the idea of producing high-quality training equipment made of wood. Sustainable and fair to our employees, our customers and nature.r.

How it all started...

It was a day in January 2014 when Georg took up an idea that friends had brought to him some time before: the idea of making a climbing training board out of wood. What was initially only said as such, Georg would not let go. As a part-time fitness trainer and a sports enthusiast himself, he knew the importance of having the right equipment to advance in any field. So he got smart, got advice from climbers and looked around the market.

While his brother Peter continued the work in the carpentry shop, Georg invested a lot of time in research and ultimately the development of a climbing board. When he had made the first prototype in early 2014, he got in touch with climbing phenomenon and extreme mountaineer Simon Gietl. Simon's reaction: pure enthusiasm! Together, the alpine climber and the carpenter continued to develop the first prototype until they were satisfied with the result. The result of the promising collaboration was a first training board of exceptional quality.

The flawless manufacture by a master carpenter, consisting of multi-layered solid beech wood and provided with different grip shapes, grip depths and slopes make the Kraxlboard a versatile and shapely training device!

The success gave us the motivation to keep going. Over time, the product portfolio has expanded and now offers everything that the ambitious climber needs for home training. Today, the high-quality Kraxlboard products are very popular with climbers from all over the world.



from left Georg Oberrauch Simon Gietl and Peter Oberrauch