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Clip Like A Pro – 5 Tips from Sasha DiGiulian and Sean McColl

Clip Like A Pro – 5 Tips from Sasha DiGiulian and Sean McColl

Nothing can ruin a hard redpoint faster than blowing a clip. One second you’re flowing through the moves, pushing through the pump and feeling like there’s a chance you might be clipping chains. And then all hell breaks lose as…

How to make a backpack coil

How to make a backpack coil

Julie Ellison, Climbing magazine’s gear editor, shows the best way to make a backpack coil for those days when you’re not carrying a pack.  

How to Find Climbing Partners at the Crag

How to Find Climbing Partners at the Crag

Photo: Andrew Burr I pulled into the parking lot at Smith Rock State Park solo. I had opted not to put out a call for partners on Mountain Project the night before. I wasn’t interested in spending the day checking…

Belay Extensions

Belay Extensions

Improve multi-pitch communication by adjusting belay position   “Off Belay!” “What?” “I said, ‘Off Belay!’” “What?!” This miscommunication between climbers occurs frequently on routes with long or traversing pitches. The best way to prevent these problems is to extend the…

Core Strength Exercises by Eric Horst

Core Strength Exercises by Eric Horst

A strong core is crucial for maintaining tension to execute difficult moves on overhung routes and boulder problems. Climbing coach and author Eric Horst describes five exercises to work your core while Cameron Horst, Eric’s son, demonstrates proper form.  

Eric Horst: Proper Hangboard Training

Eric Horst: Proper Hangboard Training

Here are some more tips for the Campusboard. The stronger your fingers, the smaller the holds you can grip, the longer you can grip these holds, and the easier it will be for you to rest on smaller holds. Climbing coach and author Eric…

Campusboard Session for Softies : A Beginner oriented Campusboard Drill

Campusboard Session for Softies : A Beginner oriented Campusboard Drill

In this video Mani is going to show you a very basic, beginner oriented campusboard drill. It’s perfectly suited for people, who just want to start incorporating the campusboard into their training in order to make some gains in upper body…

Releasing a Loaded Auto-Blocking Belay Plate

Releasing a Loaded Auto-Blocking Belay Plate

For those  of you using the Guide mode on multi pitch routes. The advantages are numerous, but you need to make sure you are up to scratch with what to do in an emergency. Being “outside the system” is an…

Stretching and Warmup Routine

Stretching and Warmup Routine

This video covers how to prepare your body for some intense climbing by investing 10 to 15 minutes in warming up and stretching. Mani goes through this procedure basically every time before he starts training, for good reasons. First, it simply reduces the risk…

The Prussik and its knot

The Prussik and its knot

Here are 2 videos on how to tie a Prussik Knot, and how to tie a double fisherman’s know to create your own Prussik Loop.      

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