XXL Granite Feature #7 (Edge/Sloper/Pinch)

Various orientations offer edges, slopers, and pinches.


This is one of the smaller granite features, though it offers a lot in its 14-inch width. I have detailed the hold below, but to sum up this hold for a home wall, get it if you are climbing V3 and below on a vertical wall; this is a good choice. You need to climb V4+ to enjoy this hold on slightly overhanging walls. On any wall steeper than 25 degrees, this is an advanced-level hold. 

Sloper:  The sloper is angled between 20 and 25 degrees and offers all the details on granite bouldering outside. You can even get some thumb scums off the face. This sloper feels V2+ on vertical walls. On 25-degree overhanging walls, the difficulty jumps when using it as a sloper into the V10+ range, but you can use it as a compression hold for an easier feel. 

Edge:  The edge ranges from 1/2" deep to 1-1/2", and the incut ranges from slightly incut to slopey. The edge feels V2 on vertical walls, V4+ on 25-degree overhanging walls, and V8+ on 45-degree walls. 

Pinch:  The pinches you get depend on whether the narrow edge of the hold is set facing up or facing down. Facing up, you get good left thumb catches, and slopey right thumb catches. The opposite applies when the wider side is facing up. When you set it with the broadest side facing up, there is a bonus sloper which feels just as crappy as granite slopers do outside :) The pinches are more favorable than the sloper, so cheating the lower pinch won't happen. This bonus sloper is about 30 degrees sloping. 


  • SIZE: 13-3/4" wide x 5-3/4" tall x 2-3/4" standing off the wall. 
  • TEXTURE: Rock-like granite texture.