Training Drills For Improving Climbing Technique

By: Sheila Estaniel

Overhangs and I are not exactly BFFs. My climbing mentor sent me a link to this video when I asked him how I could get better and stronger with my technique. The key is to remember your center of gravity and making sure your hips stay close to the wall. The video goes over twist locking, which comes in handy on steep terrain. Drills include climbing with straight arms and making as little noise as possible with your footwork (try placing coins on the foothold and not hit it with your feet).

I practiced these at the gym, and I’ve seen a dramatic improvement.

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