Focus Problem Spotlight- Yellow on the Roof

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Focus Spotlight Problem- Orange on the Left Wave

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Focus Spotlight Problem, Pink on the Right Wave

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Technique 101- part 1

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Technique 101–part 1 Climbing can be a dance, a technical ballet if you will. Using 4 points of contact are your steps. Each climb possesses a configuration of holds for hands and feet, your mission is to “crack the code” and unlock the perfect sequence of moves for your technical dance. Let’s consider the two   …Continue Reading







The Ancient Pyramids

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The Pyramids in Egypt certainly are one of the Wonder of the World. However, that does not mean all pyramids are ancient history. Pyramids are a great way to train off the wall as well as on the wall. Lately, I have been doing conditioning exercises with a pyramid style of reps. I am picking   …Continue Reading







Most Valuable Puller

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Even though our fingers and toes are the main parts of our body in contact to the wall, our larger muscle groups of our arms, chest and back help up make the most of climbing. Usually, poor leg strength is NOT a limiting factor for climbing well, as its the larger muscles in your upper   …Continue Reading







To Tired To Climb….GOOD!

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5 Tips for Reducing Injury Risk Putting your time in at the gym or on the rock, most likely you will come face-to-face with some of the most common climbing injuries: A finger tendon tear/rupture (pully or flexor tendon) Elbow tendonitits Shoulder subluxation (instability or dislocation) As it stands, statistics in climbing have shown nearly   …Continue Reading







Double Stuff

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I feel this is a great exercise for all climbers, but I feel the biggest gain is when the difficulty hits V4. Pick a series of 5 problems just under your maximum (about 85-90%). Climb each problem such that you will always touch each hold with both hands or match hands on every handhold. Climb   …Continue Reading







Getting Pumped to Quick?

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This article was sent to me by one of our members– quite interesting. See below: Dr Ross Lorimer Sport Science Coordinator for Scottish Climbing Top Contributor Hi everyone, Sorry I haven’t posted here in a while. My role as Sport Science Coordinator is a volunteer role and often clashes with my job at the University   …Continue Reading







No Campus Board?

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Using the campus board is much more involved than to make one post about how to use it– and most people don’t have the necessary finger strength to use it appropriately. What else can you do? Good thing you asked- I have a similar exercise called “layups”. This gives you the ability to build finger   …Continue Reading