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When deadpointing, aim two inches past the climbing hold for your best chance of grabbing it.  Also, think about putting your shoulder past the hold.

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Elbow to knee technique

When setting easy to moderate routes, use an elbow to knee route setting technique.  Make sure to set all holds within elbow reach and no more than knee height.  This ensures that climbers of any size and ability can reach … Continue reading

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Routesetting Ratios

Follow the 80/20 philosophy of route setting. Set 20% of your routes at a 5.10 level of difficulty or higher, and set 80% of your routes at less than a 5.10 level of difficulty. This will allow you to draw … Continue reading

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Share your tips

Be a part of the Franklin community!  Got a great tip for climbing or routesetting?  Share it with your fellow climbers and routesetters.  Complete our online form with your tip, and we will send you a free Franklin Handholds “F-Yeah!” t-shirt!  Share … Continue reading

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What makes a great climbing hold?

Well, the shape to start. We have over 1,000 fantastic shapes in production currently, with new, tasty shapes being added to the line up all the time. Beyond shape, the handhold must be friendly on the skin, aesthetic, and most importantly – strong. Continue reading

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