Though Pinchy the Snowman is considered a novelty/fun shape, it is not a beginner's hold. It yields a sold V2/V3 hold on vertical walls. In layman's terms, it is a tough hold to climb on. You can crimp the hat, and there are two 3-1/2" pinches. The lower pinch offers more purchase, whereas the scarf takes some room away on the upper. This is a fantastic hold for the climber with a vertical kids wall that wants a challenging hold for themselves.