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Types of Climbing Holds

Crimp
Crimp

The full crimp grip is one of the best rock climbing grips and hand positions for holding onto small, narrow handholds when you're facing climbing. It's an aggressive and powerful hand position that usually feels secure on thin edges.

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Edge/Ledge
Edge/Ledge

Edge/Ledge Edges are the most common holds you find. They can be tiny dime edges (barely wide enough for the toe of your shoe), long cuts in the wall (room for both hands) or huge ledges (big enough to boost your whole body onto at the top of a climb).

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Jug/Bucket
Jug/Bucket

Types of Climbing Holds Jug/Bucket. Jugs are big, open holds that you can get your whole hand around. Jugs are most people’s favorite because they’re so easy to grip and they provide an excellent rest.

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Pinch
Pinch

Browse a variety of pinch climbing holds at Atomik Climbing Holds. Atomik Climbing Holds is your one stop shop for rock climbing wall parts and accessories!

Pocket
Pocket

These pocket climbing holds set your routes apart from run of the mill shapes. Shop our entire inventory of indoor rock climbing grips at Atomik today!

Sloper
Sloper

A sloper relies on the friction of a climber's hand against the rock surface. Photograph © Stewart M. Green Slopers are simply that—sloping handholds. Slopers are handholds that are usually rounded and without a positive edge or lip for your fingers to grip. You will often encounter slopers on slab climbs.

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