A Beginner’s Guide To Climbing Ice

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 material. The silver lining is that If you’ve been rock climbing for a while, now […]

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Five Rock Climbing Books Every Climber Should Read

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 a lot of sports the hands-on approach wins hands-down every time. You can learn at centres, at […]

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8 ways to get pumped at home!

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 hours in down at the gym or the crag.

Sometimes, this just isn’t gonna fit and […]

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Hand Care for Climbers

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, the best products to use and how to treat injuries should be unfortunate enough to […]

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Warm Up Exercises and Stretches For Rock 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 or stretching properly before climbing and this can potentially be very dangerous and very limiting […]

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Leg Strength Training For Rock Climbing

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 strength to allow each leg to develop individually to replicate real climbing situations this will […]

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Improving core strength for climbing

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.

This only ever becomes more apparent as climbers advance into steeper routes and overhangs.

Keeping your body […]

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Building Arm Strength for Climbing

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 strength to push or pull the rest of your body.

However, arm strength is generally considered to be […]

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