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The Top 22 Climbing Techniques and skills and How To Do Them

There are many climbing techniques that can be learned and leverage to improve your climbing performance.  Here are 22 techniques with a brief explanation of what it is, when to do it and how to do it. 1. Use your toes Using your toes is probably the most basic climbing technique and should be one …

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When to Flag in Climbing and How-To Do It (With Videos)

My climbing gym is finally opening up (COVID 19 Closure) for 2-hour reservations for members and the time restriction got me thinking that I need to make sure I do everything in my climbing session each time if I want to reach my lofty goals by the end of the year. One of those things …

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How To Learn Climbing Technique For Beginners

Climbing technique is one of the best ways to level up your climbing. Like many others, I’ve gone through quite the learning curve that was, by no means, easy or smooth. Personal coaching and clinics are the best way to learn climbing technique. If you want to save your money then blogs (like this one) …

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What Is A Gaston In Climbing? Powerful Moves for Beginners

If you’ve been reading a climbing magazine or hear some recommendations from fellow climbers to “gaston” you may be wondering what that means. I heard this a lot when I first started climbing and it took a few climbers to explain what it is before I understood what it was. A gaston in climbing is …

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Static Vs Dynamic Climbing Movement: Pros and Cons

I was rewatching the US Combined Invitational from last January and Sam Farber, one of the hosts, asked what dynamic climbing is compared to static climbing. I’m a beginner climber and I realized that understanding what these two types of climbing styles are helped me be able to watch climbing and learn from it.  If …

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5 Things To Improve Climbing Performance And Sustainability

Whether you are just starting to climb, or you have been climbing for a long time, you may be considering ways to get better at rock climbing and/or bouldering. There are a few things that you can do before every climbing session to improve your performance and climbing sustainability. Mind you that I included sustainability …

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How to Use Climbing Holds: Techniques for Improved Climbing

The way you move through a climb is dependent on the type of holds that you have available. If you have a side-pull or an undercling, you need to make moves that will position yourself in a strong position to leverage those climbs. Because of this, it’s important to understand the main types of handholds …

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