The Beastmaker 1000 is one of the straight-up best all-around hangboards and is among the most versatile. Despite its compact dimensions, it still manages to offer a plethora of grips and a very good progression of holds with a near-perfect selection of edges and pockets with each building nicely upon the last. The small size means there are likely more potential locations that it could be mounted and its texture is our review team's overall favorite. Among the wooden models, our team of finger punishes deem it the best in the test, winning our Editors' Choice Award along with the resin Trango Rock Prodigy.
This board is ideal for intermediate climbers up to 5.13 or V8. If you are ready to push it further, the Beastmaker 2000 is geared toward very advanced climbers with an abundance of punishing holds with the same skin-pleasing texture.