We offer all of our holds/rails / hangboards in two different surface finishes. We can leave the wood raw, so it stays lighter in color and results in a very natural looking aesthetic and you can profit from the friction of the wood when climbing. Shielding the wood makes the wood richer in color and makes the surface water repellent and removes the friction of the wood. If you plan on washing your holds regularly, we recommend getting shielded climbing holds.