Take a break!

Take a break!

Find Rest Spots. Unlike many other sports, taking a rest break in climbing problems is encouraged.  Learning to spot and take advantage of rest spots is critical as part of your technique in rock climbing. Climbers that think they can muscle up a wall are typically not as successful as those that take the extra few minutes to conceptualize a problem. Most competition routes do not separate climbers based power or tricks, they are separated based on skill and ability to read the problem and overcome the obstacles. They are steady level…

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Are you a slow and steady or a speed climber?

Are you a slow and steady or a speed climber?

Speed of Climbing. Some climbers are slow and deliberate and have a static technique. Some climbing fast using a dynamic climbing technique. Both types of climbing can be considered good rock climbing technique. For the most part, climbing moves that are dynamic and require a lot of upper body, grip and arm strength should be completed quickly.  Dynamic climbers should also plan moves and routes in advance before attempting a climb.  Get through the moves quickly to save your upper body, and use the momentum to help place your body mass…

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