Bleaustone Trainingstone 45 Degree Slopers
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I bought one set of four of these slopers a couple of months ago to use on a woody which I have set up at home. These holds are easy to attach and don't seem to slip or spin much when in place. I have been climbing for a couple of years and decided to build a woody because I had reached a plateau where climbing twice a week wasn't producing any improvement. The idea for the woody came from reading Eric Horst's book "Training for Climbing" and "Trad Climbing+" by Adrian Berry and John Arran. Both books recommend climbing up to four times a week to improve performance, since I can't expect to climb that often with work and familiy commitments, I opted tom try training at home. These 45 degree slopers are ideal to warm up on as they do not overload the finger tendons. My board is set at about 10 to 15 degrees and these holds still provide an excellent workout. In order to isolate the grip for slopers, I try to climb up and then reverse the sequence for about 6 to 8 moves before burn out. Then I rest for 1 to 2 minutes and repeat the set twice more.