4 Uncommon Climbing Tips That You Need to Know
Updated: Jun 13, 2019
Every climber who wants to improve I'm sure has read a lot of articles looking for tips and tricks to step up their climbing. So today I'm sharing a few tips that you maybe haven't heard before.
Climb by Yourself Sometimes
I know this isn't something you hear a lot in the climbing community. But sometimes it's essential to climb by yourself to ensure that you complete all the training planned for that session. We all know how easy it is to lose sight of training when we are just enjoying the newly set climbs with our crew. I'm not saying that's wrong but if you want to improve faster, set aside a few sessions a month to go solo and work hard.
Focus on Yourself Not Others
I spend quite a bit of time on this subject because I think it is SO important and one of the biggest hindrances to improvement in climbing. So make sure you aren't doing certain climbs only to impress the climbers around you. Try that sandbagged V2 that you could fall on, it's ok, that's when you will improve your weaknesses and become a more well-round climber.
Ask For Beta From Time to Time
It's totally ok to ask for beta when you are confused or stuck on a climb. That's when you might learn a new technique that you can use in the future, or finally get through the crux on your project. It's important to ask someone who you trust and is an experienced climber; be open to all ideas and don't be afraid to try sequences out.
Go Back to the Basics
When you get to become more of an intermediate climber, it is so easy to think you have mastered the basics, or that you don't need to work on them anymore. However, that is simply not true; even professional climbers have sessions where they go back and just focus on improving the fundamentals of climbing. (I know because numerous have told me that) So take a session or two a month and just work on your footswitching, straight arms, toe placement, not over gripping and the other basics of the sport.
A bit of a shorter post today, but there is a lot to learn from just those few tips. So if there's one thing that you haven't thought of before and need to improve; Spend the time next session working on it to become the best climber you can be. That's all for today come back tomorrow at 6 pm (Pst) for another blog post.
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