Foot technique for beginners

Jun 12, 2018

The common misconception of the average guy is that climbing’s comprised of using your upper body strength all the time. But climbers of all kind, may they practice inside a gym or outside on a crag, know that it’s all about the proper use of your whole body. The advanced climbers, however, utilize this one technique that will differentiate them from the beginner: great footwork.

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Basic climbing techniques

Jun 14, 2018

Smear : you smear when you do not have a foothold, and rely on the friction of the wall and your shoe.

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Core for Climbers

Jul 03, 2018

Climbing in itself is already a rigorous sport, why do you even have to train more outside of your climbing hours? Well it’s because you can get that extra boost of strength from doing various physical activities.

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Chalk formulas & types

Jul 03, 2018

You’ve probably seen it on a climber’s leg, smeared on their face, or scattered on the crash pad, small powder flakes in white. That’s chalk—calcium carbonate—a (sweaty) climber’s best friend.

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Climbing terminologies

Aug 09, 2018

Climbing is known to have a friendly community, each gym having distinct characteristics and qualities. With culture comes their own language. Its hard to keep track of all the technical terms at first, but it gets easier once you go along. But when you climb outside your usual scene, the terminology may differ. Especially when encountering climbers from other countries!

You can actually hear some of the slang more often than others.

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Efficient training for beginners

Jul 15, 2018

 

You’ve been climbing for quite some time--you’ve gained friends from the community, completed the basic climber’s gear set, and noticed your better grip strength; but then something seems to be lacking. You have plateaued and your skills are not improving like they used to in the start.

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What is Traversing

Jul 06, 2018

What is traversing

 

If you are a mountaineer, you have probably heard this term when picking trails and routes.

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How to fall in bouldering

Jul 30, 2018

Bouldering’s appeal can be rooted from the fact that you would feel more free from the lack of worn equipment. It is just you and the 10-12ft wall, solving problems with just shoes and chalk on your hands. But what happens after reaching the top? You got to fall down.

The proper way of falling is one of first things taught in bouldering. As they say safety is priority. Even if the wall is shorter than the lead wall, a bad fall can still cause serious injuries.

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Types of Climbing

Jun 12, 2018

Climbing has evolved through the years, from being an alpine necessity to an actual athletic sport. It developed sub disciplines that people can choose from, may they be professional athletes or an average teen. Some types are more dangerous than others (who in their right minds would climb solo 40-50 feet from the ground with no protection at all).

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