BARBOU is a custom-made exoskeleton for barefoot-optimized climbing that reacts to external influences and adapts accordingly. This provides the freedom of movement and the appropriate level of support and correction.

BARBOU is ever-changing. By adapting to different situations and reacting accordingly, even the toughest challenges of climbing can be mastered.

The precise stiffening and tensioning of the foot enables difficult climbing moves to be taken. Whereas a general relaxation boosts the free movement of the foot. As a result, the biomechanics of the foot are not hindered, but used to advantage.

Designed for a comfortable and snug fit, it enables both optimal performance on the wall and regeneration during breaks.

Julian Kuhn /
Prof. Frank Zebner

Diploma 2020