Climb Like a Pro: How to Effectively Use Pinches and Slopers

Slopers and Pinches are Inevitable. When we break into the higher grades, we will inevitably encounter more pinches and slopers, which are frequently the bane of newer climbers. Both types Read More


What’s the Difference Between Double Dynos and Deadpointing?

Why Start With a Double Dyno? A double dyno is the most extreme form of a dyno. A climber literally jumps with both hands from a starting set of holds Read More


What Most Climbers Get Wrong About the Locking Off Technique

What is Locking Off? In climbing, the term locking off is when a climber tries to hold a position on the rock wall. The arms are usually bent around a Read More


A Quick Climbing Tutorial on High Stepping

Why Do You Need a High Step? High steps become more and more common as slab and vertical moves get harder. A high step is difficult to precisely define. In Read More


Dynamic Climbing 1.0: Deadpointing

What is a Deadpoint? Deadpoints are the foundation of dynamic climbing. It’s a movement pattern that aims to use momentum, rather than pure strength, to accomplish a move.   The Read More


How to Practice Climbing at Speed

Speed Climbing vs Climbing at Speed? The simplest way to introduce the feel of dynamic climbing is to start climbing “at speed.” It is likely that you have some passing Read More


Enhance Your Movement in Climbing: Dynamic Weight-Shifting

What Does it Mean to Be Dynamic in Climbing? Dynamic movement takes advantage of the momentum generated during a move to propel your body (most notably, your hips) up to Read More

Intermediate, Technique

How to Save Even More Energy When Climbing

Don’t Over-Grip Your Holds. As you become a better climber, holds get harder. What do you do? Don’t over-grip. On technical climbs, holds get smaller and more sloped. Keeping your Read More


What is Smearing? A Simple Guide to This Climbing Technique

So, What is Smearing? Smearing, simply put, is using the surface of the wall as a foothold. This lower body skill is one of the few areas in climbing where Read More