Think two pads deep, fingertip slopers. Your palm does not touch this hold due to its size, while your thumb can play a role by catching one of the side dimples. You can also hit and move off of these open-handed in lower-angled to semi-steep terrain. On a 20-degree wall, they are V3.
The holds range from 3-1/2" inches to 4" inches wide, which is plenty of room for your three main fingers and a thumb. There is room for your pinky which ends up scumming on the side.
The holds are just over 1-1/2" deep, which is shallow for a sloper, but the Golfus dimples add many little sweet spots. The incut on these slopers is slightly incut to neutral, which is why the dimples matter a lot when the wall gets steep.
On a vertical wall, they are an excellent set to introduce the beginner to small slopey handholds. The beginner can also use these as tennis-shoe-friendly footholds.
In steep terrain, after the wall gets to be 20-degrees overhanging, the party starts in a big way. Up to and including 20-degree terrain, the slopers feel in the V3. On a 45-degree wall, you get into V8 territory, which very few climbers will be able to pull off a static move on them.
They are an excellent choice as a small footprint slopey hold.
- SIZE: Average hold measures 3-5/8" wide x 2-3/4" tall x 1-5/8" standing off the wall.
- V2 on vertical walls.
- V8+ on 45-degree walls.
- TEXTURE: The texture is silky, grippy, and skin-friendly that feels like natural rock.