Climbing Fundamentals

Whilst there are simply hundreds of thousands of individual climbing movements. There are a few climbing fundamentals both in terms of climbing and training that will help give you a strong foundation when it comes to developing your climbing skill.

This section covers the most basic of those climbing fundamentals that will be key to you starting out climbing on the right foot. If you have already been  climbing a while you might find that you want to revisit these climbing fundamentals once in a while at the very least. However many good climbers now use some of the exercise here as part of their warm up to engage brain.

To set you off on the right path then we are going to cover the importance of warming up, stretching and those essential climbing fundamentals. With these key climbing skills you will be able to apply them to any facet of climbing. Be that Bouldering, Sport, Trad or indoor climbing.

Here Wez Hunter shows he has mastered the climbing fundamentals as he tip toes along a sloping ledge on the classic slate route Poetry Pink, E4 6a, Rainbow Slab
Here Wez Hunter shows he has mastered the climbing fundamentals as he tip toes along a sloping ledge on the classic slate route Poetry Pink, E4 6a, Rainbow Slab

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