Jugs are the easiest and most comfortable climbing hold around. Jugs are what are called “positive” holds which means they angle away from the wall creating space between where you grab with your hand and the wall. These holds are essential for any climbing wall. First, jugs are necessary to create easier climbs that may be used for beginner climbers or warming up. The bigger the jugs and the closer they are together, the easier the climb will be. What’s more, climbers will often use jugs to downclimb from the top of the wall when they have completed a climb. After you are done working hard you want to be able to grab onto some jugs on the way down. These should be the first holds you purchase if you are creating a home climbing wall and be sure to have plenty of them!