Les Gastones Center #01

Grip Type(s):
Pinch / Sloper

Size:
3X

Dimensions:
20.5″ x 9″ x 5″

Weight:
3 lbs

Screws:
7 – 2”

$146.34

Clear

I wanted to create a series of holds that was very classic, but also offered a couple of specific features which played around with symmetry and an aesthetic/visual function. First, I wanted this series to offer a “left”, “right”, and “center” type hold, of which I made five, varying in size, from small-ish to very large. This allows a route setter to keep their routes functional while also providing them the options to get creative and offer a very aesthetic look. Next, to help with that aesthetic look, for each “mini series”, I shaped these holds to be “stackable”. Imagine a set of Russian Tea dolls (AKA Stacking dolls or Matryoshka dolls) – each doll of decreasing size can be placed one inside the other. The Les Gastons work the same way – each hold can be placed next to the adjacent sized hold of its respective “mini series” and the edges will line up perfectly. I really wanted to play around with these two concepts because I know that the human mind is attracted to symmetry and patterns. These holds offer both.

— Joey Jannsen

A classic design re-imagined with a focus on symmetry. The series is broken into 3 sets; Left, Right, Center. Each hold within these sets steps up in size which allows them to be set nestled against each other.

Shaper:
Joey Jannsen
Total Grips:
15
Grip Type(s):
Pinches / Slopers
Hold  Size Length x Width x Height (inches) Weight (lbs) Screw length (1) Screw length (2)
Left 1 2X 20.5 x 13.5 x 4 2.5 5 @ 2″
Left 2 3X 24.5 x 18 x 5  4.8 7 @ 2.5″
Left 3 4X 28 x 18.5 x 6 6.5 8 @ 3″
Left 4 5X 30.5 x 18.5 x 6 7.1 11 @ 2.5″
Left 5 6X 33.5 x 21 x 7 10.2 11 @ 2″
Hold  Size Length x Width x Height (inches) Weight (lbs) Screw length (1) Screw length (2)
Right 1 2X 20 x 11 x 4 2.6 7 @ 2.5″
Right 2 3X 22.5 x 14 x 5 3.9 7 @ 2.5″
Right 3 4X 27 x 14.5 x 7 5.9 8 @ 2.5″
Right 4 5X 30.5 x 19 x 7.5 8.4 11 @ 2.5″
Right 5 7X 36 x 22 x 9.5 13 11 @ 2.5″
Hold  Size Length x Width x Height (inches) Weight (lbs) Screw length (1) Screw length (2)
Center 1 3X 20.5 x 9 x 5 3 7 @ 2″
Center 2 3X 22 x 10.5 x 7 4.6 9 @ 2.5″
Center 3 4X 24.5 x 12 x 8 7.3 9 @ 3″
Center 4 5X 25.5 x 14 x 10.5 8.6 10 @ 3″
Center 5 6X 32 x 15.5 x 10.5 13.2 11 @ 3″

(spoken with french accent) “These are but of course, nothing less then perfection. Each hold wraps another like a warm croissant cradles a fresh slice of brie. Perfectly! If you cannot route set brilliance with these, then you do not deserve to call yourself a route setter. Just hang up your drill and ALLEZ!

— Monsieur Gaston