Sport Climbing Holds in Bangladesh!

Rope4 Outdoor Education has put its efforts together to research and develop international quality Sport Climbing Holds in Bangladesh at an affordable price for enthusiasts. 

We are in a position to provide climbing holds as per the customized requirement as far as the size, and colors are concerned. Rope4 has the Certified Instructor to suggest the Sport Climbing Holds placement and train people to run the Sport Climbing activities.  

Additional gear to run the Wall Climbing activity:

  1. Helmet
  2. Harness
  3. Rope
  4. Belay Device
  5. PA Shoe 

Rope4’s Client:

  1. PARA (An Architect Firm
  2. Mati Ta
  3. Rain Forest Eco Resorts
  4. DESI
  5. Premier School, Dhaka
  6. USAID
  7. Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. A few individual clients

A climbing hold is a shaped grip that is usually attached to a climbing wall so climbers can grab or step on it. On most walls, climbing holds are arranged in paths, called routes, by specially trained route setters. Climbing holds come in a large array of sizes and shapes to provide different levels of challenge to a climber.

Popular types of Climbing Holds

Jugs Holds
The term “jugs”, derived from the expression “jug-handle”, has dual meanings in the climbing world. One meaning is size based—jugs are traditionally large holds. Most jugs should have space for both hands to fit on the hold. The other meaning of jug refers to a hold’s positivity or degree of concavity. A hold that is called a jug should be fairly easy to use, meaning it is either a very positive hold or it is a flat hold on a less-than-vertical wall (slab). Because they are easy to use, jugs are often found on beginner routes, warm-up problems, and steep walls. Jugs are also commonly used as resting or clipping holds on routes.

Mini-Jugs Holds
Mini-jugs hold that are positive but much smaller than traditional jugs. They are usually intended to be held with one hand only. They are useful because they are easier to carry in a bucket than big jugs and they use less material to manufacture than larger holds do (so they are more cost-effective).

Slopers Holds
Slopers are the least positive of the handholds. They slope down away from the wall with generally a smooth surface, therefore requiring the climber, for maximum friction and in order to gain maximum effectiveness of the hold, to use an open-handed grip to pull against the hold and push inwards. These holds are usually considered more difficult and are typically reserved for advanced routes.

Pockets Holds

A hold with several pockets
Pockets are held that have a small opening, only allowing the climber to hold them with one to three fingers. Pockets can be shallow or deep. One-fingered pockets are called monos, and are considered extremely stressful on the tendons. Finger strength must be trained in order to use pockets effectively. Though monos are the most dangerous, all pockets load only a couple of fingers, so climbers must be careful to avoid injuring their tendons. If the edge of the pocket has a sharp radius it will feel more positive but also more uncomfortable. A smooth radius on a pocket is generally the most comfortable to climb on.

Pinches are held that have two opposing faces which must be pinched (usually by the entire hand, with fingers on one side and the thumb on the other) to grip. Technically, any hold in which the use of the thumb in opposition improves the hold’s positivity is a pinch. Pinches require significant hand strength to use and are usually used on more challenging routes and boulder problems.

Edges vary in size and angle. The best way to grip an edge varies in all ways to grip a hold, from open hand grip, to flex grip, and closed hand grip (which is more commonly referred to as crimping). Crimping (which involves placing your thumb over your pointer finger) is often used as the way to refer to an edge as a “crimp”, and there are many ways to better describe an edge- micro crimper (smallest), slopey crimper, big crimper, bad crimper, good crimper, Fred Nicole crimper (micro crimper), juggy crimper.

Holding a crimp
The picture to the right shows a person using a flex grip on an edge. Though the edge is being referred to as a “crimp” in this case, the climber is not actually crimping on the hold.

Volumes are an extremely large type of hold that any variety of holds can be attached to. The volume is attached to the wall, and it has pre-placed t-nuts in it to which other holds can be attached. Volumes were at one time made from wood, but now they are also made in a variety of materials (including fiberglass, coated wood, resin, urethane, and molded plastic) by several climbing companies. Volumes are especially prevalent in Europe and on the World Cup circuit, where sometimes entire routes will be constructed from gigantic volumes. To imitate these textured World Cup volumes, sandpaper can be placed on homemade wooden volumes to create texture and allow climbers to make use of the volume’s features.