# Les Gastones Left #01

**Grip Type(s):
**Pinch / Sloper

**Size:
**2X

**Dimensions:
**20.5″ x 13.5″ x 4″

**Weight:
**2.5 lbs

**Screws:
**5 – 2”

$140.24

**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**