Climbing Hold Type Glossary

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a jug

Jug

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

a pinch

Pinch

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

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Edge

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


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Crimp

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

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Sloper

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

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Pocket

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