Jugs To Slopers: Common Rock Climbing Holds, Explained

Rock climbers use jargon full of double entendres, puns, and room for creative expansion. The Brooklyn Boulders Climbing Community — a collective of gyms with locations in New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois — came up with these clever slides to inform and entertain. Enjoy the puns and visuals made to explain the names of six common climbing hold types.

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Hold Type: JUGS

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Hold Type: CRIMPS

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Hold Type: SLOPERS

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Hold Type: PINCHES

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Hold Type: POCKETS

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Hold Type: FOOTHOLDS

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