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We love you Canada!

We love you Canada. We were born within British Columbia, and Canada remains a very important aspect of Red Point Climbing Holds. Even though our manufacturing is done in Salt Lake City, our design and development including shaping and moulding is still done in Kelowna, British Columbia. We recently added a feature to the website that displays Canadian pricing automatically to our customers. In the footer of our website, you will find a menu to change between your desired currency, of which we accept all of.  Our Canadian climber's and customer's are very dear in our hearts since they are the ones who allowed us to get our feet off the ground and offer what we are able to today....

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How many climbing holds do I need?

This is a common question for individuals who have just built their first climbing wall or gym. There is no one answer to “How many climbing holds do I need?” although a good starting point is to calculate the surface area of your climbing wall and then divide each square foot by 2. A rough estimation means the you may need approximately one climbing hold every 2 square feet of wall space in order to provide an ample number of options for each move. Of course there is always the possibility to add more climbing holds, since the more that you add, exponentially more options become available in terms of movement.

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What size bolts do climbing holds use?

North-American climbing holds have two different types of bolts commonly used. Both are imperial size bolts. The most common type for footholds are a martini-head in the 3/16”-16 size. For larger climbing holds, the prevalent style is socket head in the 3/16”-16 size.   Martini head bolts require a 7/32” wrench and socket head bolts require a 5/16” wrench.

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Can I paint climbing holds?

A common question we receive is if we can paint climbing holds. Painting is a great way to freshen up your climbing wall, and if you wish to set a climbing route based on color, this is an easy way to change the color of your climbing hold. Since the surface of a climbing hold is slightly porous, they can pose a challenge. Stay away from hand painting any climbing holds using paint like acrylic, wall paint or oil based paints.   The best method is to use an anti-rust spray paint. By using this paint, and applying multiple, very thin coats, it is possible to paint the climbing hold. We find that using between 3 and 5 very light...

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Can I put climbing holds on a tree?

Most climbing holds can be put on a tree. When choosing climbing grips to place on a tree, ensure they are made of semi-rigid polyurethane such as Red Point Climbing Holds that allows the material to conform slightly to the irregularities of the surface. This adds a layer of protection to your set-up by distributing the load over a larger surface area, avoiding stress concentration that can cause climbing holds to fracture on un-even surfaces. The polyurethane also allows the material to have more contact with the bark so that friction is maximized and the climbing hold will not spin. Attaching climbing holds to a tree is a great solution if you are unable to build a bouldering or climbing wall....

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