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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Tips Tuesday: Get up close and personal with the wall! Move it like Spiderman!

Tips Tuesday: Get up close and personal with the wall! Move it like Spiderman!

As a boulder climber, you need to get up close and quite personal with the wall you are climbing to have a successful answer to the problems at hand.   Some of the best advice you can get is keep your body close to the wall. You should also keep your center of gravity balanced in a forward-backward direction, not leaning on one side or the other too heavily. In other words, keep your weight focused toward the wall or away from the wall.  Understandably, sometimes leaning back away from the wall…

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