What better Christmas gift than a really cool climbing hold? I can't think of any :-) And this is the gift that keeps on giving. This pinch is plenty big enough to get both hands on it either pinching one above the other or you can stack your thumbs in the crook and pinch the outsides with your fingers. I've even used it where I cup my hand over the curved top of it as a sort of open-handed jug (if that makes sense). It's nice that it has a set screw to keep it from spinning if you have it mounted horizontally. I agree this would be really hard on any significant angled surface as it is not incut. Be sure to put it on your list for Santa or splurge and get it any time you want!!