What are Hero Holds?


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B. L. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 36

Looking at a trad climb description which mentions hero holds on overhangs.. what are they? jugs, crimps or something else?

Josh Kornish · · tufaclimbing.com · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 835

Big jug or likewise, you'll feel like a hero hanging from it. Get on it!

B. L. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 36

Thanks Josh - good to know! I was a bit worried they were holds so small you need to be a hero to pull a big roof on them - lolz

Mitch Alexander · · SLO, CA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 20

Sounds like another name for Jesus Jugs.

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,135

Kinda of like "Thank God Ledge" on Regular Route on Half Dome.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

Huge holds, spaced far apart on severely overhanging routes, so that you need to (and can) make big moves and feel like a badass. The kind of climbing everybody secretly prefers but thumbs their nose at because apparently tendon injuries are hip.

Andrew Ryder · · Flagstaff · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 3,660
Ted Pinson wrote:Huge holds, spaced far apart on severely overhanging routes, so that you need to (and can) make big moves and feel like a badass. The kind of climbing everybody secretly prefers but thumbs their nose at because apparently tendon injuries are hip.
Hey. I resemble that remark.
Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

Freudian autocorrect? ;)

Andrew Ryder · · Flagstaff · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 3,660

;)

Eric Roe · · Cheney · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Sounds fun, what's the route?

slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,005

sinker two finger pocket, up to the hilt!

Russ Keane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 140

Hero Ice is even better!!

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,053
Ted Pinson wrote:Huge holds, spaced far apart on severely overhanging routes, so that you need to (and can) make big moves and feel like a badass. The kind of climbing everybody secretly prefers but thumbs their nose at because apparently tendon injuries are hip.
That's funny right there....;)
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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