/ Anyone made their own holds?

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Elrond - on 29 Oct 2012
Has anyone tried actually shaping foam holds, making a mould from those and then casting their own holds from resin? Seems like an interesting thing to do.
Dave Kerr - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts:

Plenty of info on the web on this. More hassle than it's worth IMHO.
Fraser on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts:

Thought about it, but ended up making a batch of wooden ones; therapeutic and more finger-friendly. I've used some home-made ones elsewhere, and they weren't that great. I suspect it would involve a fair bit of trial & error to get the mixture spot on.
jonathan shepherd - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts: I made some moulds out of wood then cast them in plaster and used resin mixed with sand to make the holds, they seemed to work ok and i used them for several years.
jwa - on 29 Oct 2012
A friend of mine has picked up rocks, drilled holes in the middle and stuck them on the wall in his cellar.
Bulls Crack - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts:

Only with a chisel
Elrond - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Fraser:

I've made some wooden ones as well and they seem to be alright.

Another question: would it be more cost-effective to buy holds or to make them?
Russell Lovett - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts: why bother making holds. On my home wall in the garage I have holds I bought and pieces of rock I pick up at diffrent crags from all over Europe that I have climbed on, just make sure they are flat or will lay flat without wobbleing on one side drill a hole through them an haypresto free holeds. When I put them on the wall I also write in perminant marker which crag the rock was from either above or below the rock. Now when ever I use my wall I get to remember all the places iv been. Works as good as any holds iv bought.

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