Its that time of year again, its getting dark earlier, you’re recovering from Turkey overload, the rain’s incessant and you have to wear every item of clothing you own because you’ve blown all potential heating funds on dubious ‘medicinal’ plant […]
5 Books Every Climber Should Read
Rock climbing is a sport which is best learned in the field, or the rock face as it were. No amount of reading will ever compare to actually conquering the rock, and making that climb. Like […]
You may find it hard to imagine, but not everyone who climbs is interested in living the dirtbag life… Obviously, living a more conventional lifestyle has it’s downside which means a little more planning is usually necessary to get the […]
If you’ve been climbing for any length of time, then you will most likely know how it feels to experience pain with your hands. We have looked at the best ways to prepare your hands for a session of climbing, […]
Warm Up Exercises and Stretches For Rock Climbing
As with any form of sport or exercise it is incredibly important to warm up and stretch appropriately before rock climbing. Too many rock climbers make the amateur mistake of not warming up […]
Leg Strength Training For Rock Climbing
Footwork is easily the most important aspect of improving a climbers technique and having strong legs is absolutely crucial to converting this technique to power the upper body.
It is beneficial to focus on single leg […]
Improving core strength for climbing
Building core strength is important to ensure the communication between the upper and lower body. This is important for climbing as footwork is essential to good technique as is transferring this technique to the upper body.
Having a well balanced overall strength is essential for climbing. Having strong arms is favorable to good technique. You don’t want to be stuck in a situation where you can’t perform the next move because you don’t have the arm […]
Using Rock Climbing Exercises To Build Upper Body Strength For Climbing
Upper body strength is a key element of both rock climbing and rock climbing exercises. Building body strength will improve the endurance, precision and technique of the climber which all combine […]
Improve Your Climbing Finger Strength
It’s obvious to anyone that building strength in the fingers is one of the most important (if not the most important) areas to build strength on the body of a climber.
Regardless of how strong your back, […]
For climbers, technique is the most important aspect to focus on. Regardless of strength, body weight and gear, a climber’s technique can make all the difference when on the rock or in the gym.
Obviously those other things still factor in, […]