Climbing Hold Type Glossary

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Jug:  a very positive hold, large enough to get all fingers on or around it up to the palm

a jug

Pinch: a hold that is held by pinching between the thumb and fingers

a pinch

Edge:  a hold that allows only a couple digits of all or a couple fingers to hang onto


Crimp:  similar to an edge but generally smaller and only thick enough to accomadate less than a single digit of all or one finger


Sloper:  a hold that is held onto by just friction of the fingers and palm, nothing to actually grab onto



Pocket:  a hold that has a hole in it that fingers are inserted in.