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Over the past few years, the climbing community has seen a surge in the popularity of wood holds. There are a few main reasons for this which we’ll cover in this article. First, let’s talk about the types of wood you’ll frequently see used to make wood climbing holds. There are a few qualities that go toward making a particular type of wood optimal for being shaped into a climbing hold. The grain on the wood needs to be fairly tight, or chalk gets built up in ridges and the texture is negatively impacted. You might think that means that...

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  It’s that time of year - that glorious season when we climbers get to emerge from winter training hibernation and hit the rock. We live for this time! It comes with its own challenges though, make no mistake. Transitioning from pulling on plastic to rock introduces new variables with technique, conditions, and skincare - just to name a few. In this article, we’ll touch on some of the main differences and give you a few tips on how to adjust to climbing on rock from plastic! Maybe you’re an indoor climber making your first foray into the great outdoor...

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Who’s ready for some new climbing holds for those door hangers? Guys, it’s been a long time coming.  As most of you know we started making holds with Version 1 of the Porta-Hang at the beginning of 2020.  We had some basic holds, then added woody jugs and the Big Frickin’ Ball and others through 2020.  The time for the next generation of holds is now.  Working with our partner iPeak Climbing we’ve developed a whole series of multi-purpose holds.  Each hold has 2-4 different positions for different challenges and all are perfectly designed for Porta-Hang. Check them out.  These...

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Rock season is here! It’s time to make the switch from indoor training - pulling on plastic, wood (like our “Hugs” or “Slots”), counter tops, door frames, stairs… you get the idea - and start pulling hard on some rock. If you’re a seasoned veteran you know all about the woe’s of rock. But if you’ve only been at it a short time, or, if it’s your first season out, there can be a lot of things to learn. So we’ve put together a few of the more common culprits in finger and skin care to help you make that...

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We can all use a good hug, it’s a fact. But what about... two hugs? Well that sounds like some kind of magic to us! Almost like... a portable solution for when you can’t make it to the campus board and don’t have a space for a big hangboard, you could say. Porta-Hangs “Hugs” Wooden blocks are a training system developed for our hangar sets that are as diverse as our climbing community is. Like many of Porta-Hangs training tools, these beechwood multi-pocket blocks offer an array of options to suit any level of training. From first time beginners to...

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