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- David Cross (Padstar) -

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David Cross


Age: 47


Years Bouldering: 28


Years Shaping: 5




I got into hold design by happy accident. One day I switched on the internet and there before me on the screen was the most amazing hold I had ever seen. It turned out to be a design by Master Shaper, Ferran Guerrero from Psyco Art Holds. At this time I was shaping surfboards so I grabbed an off cut of board foam and shaped a hold, then another and another. I showed my work to Ferran, he loved my shapes and gave me much encouragement to continue.


After a couple of false starts I found a natural home with the Euro Holds Group and today I feel very lucky to be involved and a part of the group. It’s very reassuring to know the guys have my back and are there to make my molds and manufacture my shapes, using advanced processing and state of the art resin.


My inspiration is a mix of art driven visual design and my many years of bouldering outside on rock. Bouldering moves, real and imagined are the key stone to developing new shapes. I try and include as much realism into my holds as possible while maintaining a modern element to the design. Texture and finger friendly safety are very important as I aim to produce 3 star shapes.
I hope you all enjoy pulling hard on my climbing holds.
David Cross.

  • 12 holds in this set. Size XS to M.BLACKMOOR 1 is the first part of a family of shapes from our newest member, Padstar Holds. A truefusion of style and function, the texture is low, leaning definitely towards the middle to upper end of grades, while the contact areasare a mix of crimpy, open handed and pinch. Ace for Comp’s, with subtle Tri-texture thumb...

    29,95 €
    In Stock
  • 2 holds in this set. Size Large/Medium. Part of the unique Skyline Family from Padstar. These are aimed at steep climbing yet also at home on less brutalterrain for easier problems. The contact area is in the form of mini finger jug with a half crimp character.

    30,95 €
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  • Size Medium to Large. 4 Holds in this set. Designed in the UK by Padstar. These are the smaller members of the SKYLINE family. In-cut, positive and finger friendly, these holds are perfect for steep walls and roofs. Screw-on only placement totally eliminating the chance to pinch the bolt hole.

    43,95 €
    In Stock
  • 4 holds in this set. Size M to XL.BLACKMOOR 1 is the first part of a family of shapes from our newest member, Padstar Holds. A truefusion of style and function, the texture is low, leaning definitely towards the middle to upper end of grades, while the contact areasare a mix of crimpy, open handed and pinch. Ace for Comp’s, with subtle Tri-texture thumb...

    49,95 €
    In Stock
  • Blackmoor Tri - Texture Feature. 1 hold in this set. Size XL.This is the biggest hold in the Blackmoor family, with Dual – Tex and extra Tri Textured thumb sprag.The contact area is tapered and rolled to positive at the ends and fat and rounded in the centre, a great hold for middle to upper end of the grades, perfect for Competitions.

    39,95 €
    In Stock
  • Size Extra Large. Designed by UK shaper, Padstar Holds, the SKYLINE family have been developed for steep walls and roof problems. The contact area is positive and deep enough for up to one and a half joints, these feature sized holds are sure to please and have lots of potential on all wall angles and grades. Bolt free screw-on placement and large enough...

    45,95 €
    In Stock
  • The second of the Feature sized holds in the Skyline Family, use on all wall angles and grades. The eye catching shape allows it to be used as the centralhold of any problem, route or Competition.

    39,95 €
    In Stock
  • Size Medium to Extra Extra Large. 8 holds in this set. Designed in the UK by Padstar. These are the complete SKYLINE family. In-cut, positive and finger friendly, these holds are perfect for steep walls and roofs. Screw-on only placement totally eliminating the chance to pinch the bolt hole.

    159,95 €
    In Stock
  • 17 holds in this set. Size S to feature.BLACKMOOR 1 is the first part of a family of shapes from our newest member, Padstar Holds. A true fusion of style and function, the texture is low, leaning definitely towards the middle to upper end of grades, while the contact areasare a mix of crimpy, open handed and pinch. Ace for Comp’s, with subtle Tri-texture...

    119,95 €
    In Stock