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The Hold Review has begun + Gladiator Finals coming soon!!!

The Urban Climber/Spot Hold Review of 2010/2011

The great Spot/UC hold review of 2010 has turned into the great Spot/UC hold review of 2011 (cause it took that long for all the holds to come in) but they did finally come in and so last week Carlo and the crew put company-specific problems of brand new grips up on the Left River wall for you to help us test out.  The goal is to put together the most comprehensive and useful climbing hold review ever done by a climbing magazine, and we need your help.

Here’s the deal: each company-specific (i.e. all the holds on the problem are from one company) problem in the review will be found on the Left River wall and clearly labeled with the hold company.  Because we set multiple problems with each company’s holds, the problems are also numbered so it will be easy for you to tell us exactly which problem had that sweet fat pinch or tricky Font sloper that you liked so much.  Climb some problems, give us your opinion, and if you review at least 5 company’s holds you might even win a prize!

Pick up your review forms at the Front Desk or on the left side of the Left River wall (by the garage door).  Questions can be posted to this blog, or emailed to Jackie at  spotsetters@gmail.com.  Thanks!!!

A quick personal note:

It was my intention, and still is, to post about each company that is taking part in the hold review individually upon receipt of their holds.  Unfortunately, before we had received all the holds my grandfather’s lymphoma progressed I had to leave Boulder to get home to see him before he passed.  This is also why the blog updates have been more or less non-existent of late, so, sorry, but I should be back in action with regular updates again soon.

Gladiator Finals are coming up!

Spot in time for the Gladiator Finals, which will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, and will include a sweet jousting rig in addition to the normal Spot comp amenities of great new problems, exciting finals, a huge raffle, and free Wahoo’s tacos and Avery beer.

  1. Ivan Rezucha
    January 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Jackie,

    I missed your posts, but I’m glad you were able to spend time with your grandfather. Bummer about your car on the trip out!

    Regarding the hold review, I always find River left to be difficult. The only problems I can do are on the right side (and one on the left), and all of those are on Atomic holds. So I like Atomic holds!


    • Jackie
      January 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Thanks for the feedback Ivan. I’m back now so I will go in and check things out today. From first impressions, I think the Atomic holds are pretty sweet as well. : )

  1. January 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

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