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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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