crimping is what one does in climbing when one holds via a crimp. So why does that deserve a node to itslef?, the answer is that crimping is evil. A hold which one can not hold except by crimping is called a crimper and that too is evil.

I have yet to decide whether crimpers are more evil than crimping. One can oftern choose to crimp when there is no reason, but this is usually done in an attempt to point out how well one can crimp at the chagrin of others.

The reason that these things are evil is that they lead to injury, and more to the point I am not very good at crimping on shitty little crimpers.

In order to atain the power of the crimp one needs the grail like fingers of steel, something aspired to my all climbers and attained by the very elite.