Core Strength VS. Core Stability - How to Strengthen your Core as a Climber

Apr 02, 2020

We have talked about how important the core is for our us climbers, but recently there has been talk about stability being as vital (or even more so) than core strength. Let’s define these first, shall we?

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Posted in Climbing technique By Julie Gjørtz

How to Speak like a True Climber - A "MUST-READ" Climbing Slang Dictionary

Aug 09, 2018

Climbing is known to have a friendly community, each gym having distinct characteristics and qualities. With culture comes its own language. It's 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! Here's How to Speak like a True Climber - A Climbing Slang Dictionary!

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

Basic Climbing Techniques - A Complete Guide For Beginners

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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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

Types of Climbing and How to SUCCEED at Them

May 04, 2020

Climbing has evolved throughout 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 Joe. Some types are more dangerous and challenging than others (who in their right minds would climb solo 20-40 meters from the ground with no protection at all).

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

Chalk Types and Formulas - What should YOU choose?

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. Chalking up your hands absorbs the sweat from your hands, dries fingers and palms which allows better grip, and generally improves friction between your hand the hold.

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

A MUST READ for all climbers - How to train your core correctly

Jul 03, 2018

Climbing in itself is already a complex sport that requires a lot of body strength. Therefore it's vital to train our core and strengthen our fundament. Here's some easy exercises for you to practice when not hanging from a wall. 

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Foot Technique - Beginners Guide

Jun 12, 2018

The common misconception of the average person is that climbing is comprised of using only your upper body strength at all 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.

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras & Vojtěch Dědek

What is Traversing? And Why You Definitely Should Try It!

Jul 06, 2018

 

Traversing 

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

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Posted in Climbing technique By Pope Egwaras