What do you call the small holes in a rock? I mean the holes the rock climbers put their fingers while climbing a rock.

Do you call it, a hole or edge or gap or something else?

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    a crack, a crevice? Aug 4, 2013 at 4:11

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At first, I thought it was what CopperKettle said, a crack or a crevice then I did a little research on Google and came up with the correct term, pocket. According to an about.com article, it's one of nine basic types of climbing handholds.


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