Let's face it, most climbing holds are just that. Holds that you grab onto and "hold" in a very fixed and specific way. I love these holds because they make me feel like I'm really "climbing" and not just "pulling on plastic". They are huge and amazingly versatile. By that, I mean like on real rock, the "hold" is not always obvious. You have to kind of "feel around" to often get that "just right" finger placement. These holds are like that. They are about as close as you can get to creating a hold that simulates crimpy surface climbing. What's even better is once you move above them, they become awesome foot smears. Once again, Atomik has delivered a hold set that is a cut above the rest.