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Ive got my own home wall in my garage that I started last year. Its come along very well but Its grown quite a bit. Im in need of some new holds. I started myself off with the metolius mega pack and I wasnt very thrilled. Its got a ton of holds but the size is tiny, plus ive had three or four break. Im looking for a good climbing hold brand or a website that sells them cheap. I know about three ball climbing, so ill, nicros, metolius, and project holds. If anyone has any suggestions it would be great. Thanks!


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The price of these holds cant be beat and they also have a lifetime warranty!
rockymountainclimbinggear.com


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Lasor wrote:
The price of these holds cant be beat and they also have a lifetime warranty!
http://rockymountainclimbinggear.com

Nothing against the product because I haven't gotten to use them. I was in charge of selecting hold vendors... The owner responded to some emails inquiring about bulk orders and pricing but then promptly stopped replying when I asked about obtaining a sample set.

Edited to fix the editor's botching of quote tags.


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I would suggest Rockcandy, SoIll and Voodoo.

But just like with anything else, people form strong preferences for specific brands, and it is not necessarily correlated to quality.

You really have to decide for yourself what you like in terms of texture. And nobody knows better than you what sorts of shapes you need.

If you have a gym nearby, they are likely to have holds from multiple sources, so that would be one way to narrow things down. Or maybe order a few holds/a small set from several different sources, and then order more from the ones you like.


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Teknik. Simple, not too expensive, and super rad to climb on. Check 'em out. Also a huge fan of Rock Candy.


Edit to add Egrips and Element. In fact as of last week element was offering a deal where they'll send you 5 or 6 free sample holds if you pay the shipping. I did it and was psyched on what they sent.


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You can get some free* sampler sets from both Atomik and Element.


Atomik sampler:
http://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/...-climbing-holds.aspx


Element has a small sampler... http://www.elementclimbing.com/...uctCode=CH%5FSAMPLES

... and a large sampler: http://www.elementclimbing.com/...de=CH%5FSAMPLES%5FLG


I have found both of these company's holds to be very well made with good shapes and textures.



*free holds but you have to pay for shipping and handling.


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apolobamba


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For the money, I like Voodoo holds. You can make your own or maybe find cheaper holds, but I find cheap quality holds to be aggravating due to breaking. Pipeworks in Sacramento makes some of their own holds. I and friends have had hand injuries due their holds breaking and our hands rolling weirdly.


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no idea of the price in US but i have recently climbed on xcult holds and i really loved them, great fine texture for a home wall and great shapes (simple-looking but not obvious nor easy)

http://www.xcultclimbing.com


a very uk-flavoured solution would be to carve some basic crimps and crimpy pinches out of wood planks, broomsticks, etc...Likely to yeld very fingery results but the bonus is that they don't trash skin.


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Friction holds are my favourite, apparently they're really cool to deal with as well.


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Revolution and Pusher are awesome also. I love the old pusher holds, they are made in america by americans, and they often times have miscolored holds for cheaper.


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SO ILL HOLDS!
www.soillholds.com


Rubicon


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StoneAge is the brand that Pipeworks in Sacramento uses and builds next door. Their holds are used in many comps around the US and a very decent and cheap. I have had their holds break on me but that is just idiots from the gym torquing them too hard with the wrench. Pretty rad shapes


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