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USnavy


Jan 18, 2013, 2:06 PM

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Re: [shotwell] Marking routes - tape v. hold color
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shotwell wrote:
olderic wrote:
What's your preference?

For most gyms hold color sucks. There typically isn't enough variety in a given color to get consistent creativity in setting.
Most of the best gyms in the United States use hold color: Stone Summit, Momentum, Stone Gardens, Planet Granite. Tape is old, disorganized and quickly becoming a thing of the past. Hold color is far superior in that it makes it far easier to identify relevant holds quicker. One of the largest quark I have with gym climbing is that, with some gyms, there is so much damn tape everywhere that I have to stop in between every move to try to pick out where the hell the next hold is. Colored holds completely eliminates that problem. The ONLY gym in the United States that I have been to that seems to be able to use tape well is Movement. They generally create their routes in a straight line and they never use more than one piece of tape on a single hold. This whole "four pieces of tape on one hold" crap most gyms do is retarded and amateur.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Jan 18, 2013, 2:09 PM)



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