/ Half pad, quarter pad.. can someone pls explain the meaning?

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pawelx - on 15 Mar 2013
I often come across these terms in relation to the size of holds in write-ups from American boulderers e.g. http://island.io/p3IdaHrj description of Lucid Dreaming by Daniel Woods.
Does "pad" simply mean 1 inch?

Fraser on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to pawelx:

Pad....of your finger. As in 'finger-pad'.
pawelx - on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Fraser: quarter pad sounds really sinister now! thanks for the explanation
Fraser on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to pawelx:

Yep, below 'quarter pad' you're into 'matchstick' descriptive territory!

Not positive, well, not large at least.
catt on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Fraser:

Average of 6.5625mm by my measure. Bigger than the smallest Moonboard crimps, but not as big as the bottom rung crimps which are 8mm.

So practically jugs...
Fraser on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to catt:

Is that for 1/4 pad? The small campus rungs are for weaklings - you should be on the FATTEST ones, like me!
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Fraser on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to catt:

I was going to say 6mm's fine if you're tooling....but I see that thread's been pulled. ~8-o


< I didn't say that - I never talk about pulled threads >

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