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Neglected Techniques Necessary for V4-V5 Progression

V3 is an incredible milestone for climbers and once you hit that moment, you may start feeling like climbing V4s is a steeper learning curve and much harder to accomplish. The biggest challenge I noticed as I was working on V4s was that the techniques I needed to use require a bit more strength than …

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Belaying 101: You Shouldn’t Climb Without Reading This

Belaying is the most important safety skill in climbing and understanding the ins and outs of it can help keep you and your climbing friends safe. If you want to be safe while climbing you and your climbing partner need to be proficient with belaying and it should feel like second nature. This guide directs …

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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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