These are great beginner holds! The texture is the original, so a bit on the rough side, but the holds are so large that you get a super solid grip. I strongly recommend for a warmup route. These are about the only ones I can confidently hold (climbing less than 6 months) on my 12 ft, 25 degree wall. I did get a flapper because I kept working the same route over and over, so keep that in mind!