/ Climbing holds

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JSA - on 23 Feb 2012
Just been pondering if there are any manufacturers out there who make exact replicas of real holds you find at crags, and if there are, just how well they have been received.
mkean - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to JSA:
I've seen "rock type" themed holds but not carbon copies of actual "famous holds".

http://www.extreme-dream.com/dream-climbing-holds

DynamoCL - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to JSA:

Bleaustone have a nice range, I like the grit holds they do. Not got any myself, but are on my local wall:

http://www.bleaustone.com/cms/en/7-/category/66-gritstone-range
mkean - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to mkean:
Just to add to that, the ones I've used were interesting and very grippy, which did mean they absolutely ate your fingers :-)
JSA - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to JSA)
> I've seen "rock type" themed holds but not carbon copies of actual "famous holds".
>
> http://www.extreme-dream.com/dream-climbing-holds

Thanks for that. I'm thinking more along the lines of actual 'famous holds', and how well they would be received.
mkean - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to JSA:
I'm thinking more along the lines of actual 'famous holds'

Are you planning on a range of "Action Directe" themed finger destroyers? ;-)
JSA - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to mkean:

Haha, not quite, but famous boulder problems would be a start.
mkean - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to JSA:
Could be interesting although I'm not sure how they'd cope with traffic. A set of Brad Pit holds would need jet washing every 2 minutes if you stuck them in the average indoor wall, just because of the quantity of local traffic.

I'm sure if you installed a carbon copy of Deliverance at the Climbing Works you'd find the moves across the bottom became the crux after about half an hour :-)
JSA - on 23 Feb 2012
In reply to mkean:

A carbon copy of something like the whole Deliverance slab is entirely feasible but would be quite an undertaking( and taking the mould would piss off quite a few boulderers). But I do see where you're coming from.
zoobizooretta - on 24 Feb 2012
In reply to JSA:

a few companies have tried this. Its pointless, because you'd have to build a wall the same shape and size of the problem in order for the holds to be put in the right place

Here's a few 'famous' problems, black lung, Karma and midnight lighting.

http://store.eldowalls.com/category-s/53.htm

Now google them and look at the shape of the wall you'd have to build.
_MJC_ - on 24 Feb 2012
In reply to mkean: They have some of the Dumby Basalt ones at the wall i climb at and they are very pleasant to use.

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