This hold company out of Spain also sells nearly everything else you might need for setting and climbing–bolts, harnesses, helmets, chalk bags, funny t-shirts, belay devices, ropes, draws, etc… I had never heard of them until today but their hold department seem to be kicking along nicely with many different hold sets, volumes, and training holds. Especially interesting is the hollow back they are doing on smaller holds. HRT also does this on a variety of hold sizes and Three Ball has done it on smaller volumes.
http://www.didak.com ~ 011.34.618.104.22.168 or via website ~ Balenyá, Spain
Just a note – so far I have zero experience with this company or their holds, but I do think some of them look cool. Anyone got any experience? If so please share. Thanks!
This week we reset the Font! Me, Jay Jay, Danny, Jon, and Gabor were here for both days, Nic was here for half of Tuesday, and Jonny was here all day Wednesday. We put up a bunch of problems of all grades including several easier slabs that challenge different techniques than the normal easy slab will. Here are some pictures of the boulder.
Ha Ha Danny
This is why you should wear sunscreen when you go bouldering at The Park!
Problems Of The Week
More Holds For Sale!
We found a few more when we were stripping and resetting this wall, so the table has been refreshed.
There are some real classics here! Some are just not fit for gym use anymore because of broken washers, chips, cracks, or other things that are easy to work with on a home wall but not a commercial facility. Others we have duplicates of, or…well, there are lots of reasons. These are a great deal though and won’t last, so get ‘em before they’re gone!
And finally…New Teknik Holds!
I will be out of town for a few weeks but the boys and Jay Jay will be around and setting great new problems for you every week. Enjoy!
This post is a bit late, but Sean McColl visited the Spot for some training before the Vail World Cup and he linked to us on his blog. Thanks Sean!
Click the screen shot above to read Sean’s excellent blog about the Vail World Cup and all the other events so far this year.
We’ve just added Escape Climbing to the Big Hold Company List. Here is their info. Check ‘em out!
Setting Update & New E-Grips!
Jay Jay, Danny, Jon, Jonny, Nic, Gabor and I filled in a bunch on the Beach today, so you will have plenty of problems to work on and send. In super exciting news, we got not one but TWO new shipments of holds today. First were from The DRCC (see photos here) and second were from e-grips! Here are pics of a few of the e-grips holds we got–the brand new black “big buttons” were even shaped by Spot Setter and longtime hold shaper Ian Powell.
These things are really comfortable and cool to hold. We also got a bunch of these balls things but I only have a photo of one of ‘em:
Here are some photos of the wall:
Problem of the Week
The 4-5 spot problem of the week is the blue 5 spot up the center prow that was set by Danny and Jay Jay. It is Jay Jay’s first 5 spot! She helped Danny so she can learn to set more hard problems as well as expand her style in her normal setting.
The 1-3 spot problem of the week is Danny’s purple 3+ on the far right side of the Beach. This problem is more technical than powerful so check it out and use your balance to succeed.
We are selling some of our older holds. Some are chipped, some are multiples, some just don’t suit our needs. They are priced as marked and are on a table by the front desk. If you are looking for holds come get ‘em before they’re gone! We will use all the proceeds to buy even more cool new holds!
We got replacements for the Crescent Moons we sold to the Austrian Climbing Team, plus some more new grips. The mini dual-tex set are sweet!!!
We got to work on the Beach today. All stripped, and some new problems set. More tomorrow, stay tuned!
If you haven’t been into the Spot since last week you may not have seen the new Dojo. Jon, Nic, Gabor, Jay Jay, Danny, Jonny, and I put up a bunch of cool new problems including some awesome contributions in the roof from Jon, Danny, Gabor, Jay Jay and Jonny and some sweet dynos from myself and Danny to one of the most comfortable jugs ever made (the DRCC Slug on the left side of the right wall just where it hits the roof). Enjoy!
This week we set the Beach, so send your projects today!
I still haven’t finished with the World Cup posts. I have spent some 30+ hrs driving in the last week, been in a wedding, and had nearly no internet access. I will finish updating when I have a chance.
On another note, we skipped a week of setting the week of the World Cup. Today I saw no less than 3 notes from customers asking that we set more problems. We appreciate that you guys love to see new problems each week, and we always do our best to give them to you. Very occasionally we will need to take a week off. Otherwise you can expect at least one wall reset each week.
Last week Danny, Jon, Nick, and Jay Jay, plus Gabor for one day and Jonny for one day, reset the River Wall. You will be excited to see that we got some sweet new Motivation Volumes and an awesome set of Teknik Pinches. Look for the pinches on the River Wall (hint: they are big and orange) and see some of the volumes on the River Wall and the rest will probably end up on the Dojo this week since we have little self-restraint when it comes to new holds. All the volumes are bolt-on, which is best for our walls since we can’t really put screws into them. Here is what the River Wall looks like:
We set the Dojo today and will fill-in tomorrow. Enjoy!
Here is all the media we have posted on this event. We will update this page as we add more media.