“When we first heard Malc was starting his own company we were very excited. Â Malcolm Smith is one of those names and climbers that makes you think ‘strong’.
Malc is the strong silent type so we expected a lot when we saw his holdsÂ forÂ the first time, no hype needed!
We invited Malc and Chris (the production guy) down to Rockcity to set the new Abyss Wall. Â Armed with hundreds of fluro holds the duo set about building a bunch of blocs that required a certain ‘strength’ to crush them.
We liked the fluro colours and also the unusual carvings of the shapes of the holds. Â A lot of holds usually are good edges or positive jugs but this range was different, you needed to pinch pretty much everything.Â The downside for us at Rockcity is that they are only available in PEÂ Resin.
Something else we were impressed with is the Hemispheres. Â Five different sizes on the same diameter sphere, making it increasing harder to campus on them as the holds are reduced by 10mm each time.
These are our favourite of all the Stonesmith Climbing Holds. Â Completely understated they will get you strong. Â They are also fine in Polyester Resin on our Campus Board as they will stay up a long time and are quite hard wearing. Â They should last years on here, well they will outlast us that’s for sure. Â Definitely a hard work out on the smallest sizes.
It will be interesting to see what the boys come up with in the future.