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Feb 25, 2013
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I'm primary setter at my climbing wall and have heard other setters use the term elevator move.

anyone have a good definition of this? I may be setting it at times and not even know it. If not I would love to set one up.

thanks guys!
Brandon H - SC
From Jackson SC
Joined Aug 27, 2012
35 points
Feb 25, 2013
It refers to the scene in Terminator 2 when the T1000 pries open the elevator doors.
In setting it is two opposing gastons held at the same time.
Keep the rules of ergonomics in mind and never set a gaston at full extension or full compression.
Brendan N. (grayhghost)
From Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined Oct 26, 2006
403 points
Feb 25, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
I think in the last example this is the Elevator move per this blog but doesn't quite look like what Brendan mentioned above:
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
Feb 26, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Cut! Sadly my flash attempt met with dismal pump-f...
Here's a problem I set that got into a double-gaston position (elevator doors?) with a heel-hook to a gaston intro. Careful of putting the gastons too far apart - even a few inches can make the position way more strenuous.

Rajiv Ayyangar
From Portland, ME
Joined Jun 22, 2010
234 points
Feb 26, 2013
Where you put the feet is critical or they can simply layback one hold or the other. It's good to have dual texture holds for this so the only usable surface is the vertical part. It make a really nice route if you put one side as a layback and pull onto the other side as a layback the other way and move through the elevator door move. This is accomplished by having the route move a bit left to right or right to left through that set of holds. thedogfather
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Dec 16, 2006
121 points

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