Polar Skills

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By Rachel Speer When I first started climbing, I learned quickly how to balance my body on the wall, I got stronger, and I rocketed through the grades, improving rapidly. For a few years I coasted on the easy gains until I came upon my first plateau, at the upper end of the 5.11 range. …

Fundamental Skills: Precision, Execution, and Balance

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by Andrew Caraballo, PCC, NSCA-CPT   These days, a simple Google search will bring up every climbing skill drill imaginable, but there lacks a framework for progressing those skills over time. In this article, we’ll discuss three major overarching climbing skills that will build on each other. These are balance, precision, and execution. Some famous…

In-Depth: Inside High-Step Drill

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In-Depth: Inside High-Step Drill from Climb Strong on Vimeo.

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