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DIY Crimp-Hold Climbing Mug

DIY Crimp-Hold Climbing Mug

Here at the Make and Craft offices, we enjoy rock climbing. In fact, some of us spent the evening of the summer solstice this year climbing outdoor boulders at the ocean, not too far from the office. Above is a photo of the group, taken from the top of the rock.
So, when I recently came across the Cliff Hanger Mug, from design firm The Play Coalition, I knew I had to share it. They substitute a crimp (a small hand/foot hold for rock climbers) in place of the mug handle. Pretty funny.
And it turns out happysnapper on Imgur (Scott Fong) was inspired by their idea, so there is now a tutorial for making your own, using epoxy putty to hold the crimp on after you chip off the handle.

7 thoughts on “DIY Crimp-Hold Climbing Mug

  1. Hawks_78 says:

    you can go to to get some that look similar.

  2. Scott says:

    I’d appreciate it if you’d at least credit me for the use of the last two photographs.

    1. Laura Cochrane says:

      Hi Scott, my apologies! I had already included the link to your Imgur album, and at the time of posting I looked for your name, but couldn’t find it. So, I went with “someone” — which in hindsight was kind of lame — I should have just put happysnapper on Imgur. I just updated the post.

    2. Michelle says:

      Scott, Where did you find your climbing holds for the mug handle?


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