Looking for a light-weight, compact, and comfortable warm-up device for your fingers before gym climbing, bouldering, or sport climbing outdoors? You need to look no further than the Nano and Pocket Blocs, by Versatile Climbing!
For less than $30, you get one Nano bloc and one Pocket bloc. These ultra-light, yet durable and water-resistant tools weigh just 2.6 oz and 5.1 oz, respectively. Pack them with you everywhere from gym to crag--you'll never notice the weight difference of your pack. Never again will you have to lug around other heavier and larger fingerboard to the crag for warm ups.
Recommended Usage: These devices shine the brightest at the gym or crag as a warm-up tool for progressive finger loading. With limited time at the gym or with long breaks between climbing at the crag, proper warm ups are either difficult to come by or are frequently skipped altogether. Research and biomechanical modeling have shown that the greatest deformation (bowstringing) of the finger flexor tendons and pulleys happens in the crimp position, most so in the first 100-120 moves / 20-30 minutes of climbing (Schweitzer et al. 2014).
The Pocket Bloc and Nano Bloc can also be used as a stand alone finger trainer if you don’t have a home fingerboard or are away on a (climbing) trip. These devices offer a variety of configurations that make positive or negative surface fine tuning quick and easy--ideal as a rehab tool for controlled loading of an injured finger.
*Not intended to diagnose or provide medical advice. Please consult a Medical Professional before starting any new exercise programs or if you are experiencing an injury, or suspect you have an injury.
Technical specs: Nano Bloc: Height: 1.5 inches Width: 3.25 inches Overall Depth: 1.25 inches Edge Depth: 20mm Weight: 72g, 2.6 oz Material: 70D Polyurethane Resin Cord: 3mm Bluewater Ropes accessory cord. Pocket Bloc: Height: 3 inches Width: 3.5 inches Overall Depth: 1.5 inches Edge Depth: 20 mm crimp, 25mm pocket Weight: 145g, 5.1 oz Material: 70D Polyurethane Resin Cord: 3mm Bluewater Ropes accessory cord Combined weight: 212g, 7.5oz