/ Stopping the Pump
How do I stop the pump in my forearms in order to climb longer? Any tips and tricks?
Climb hundreds and hundreds of routes.
To build endurance, I do sessions of about 25-30 routes (well below my onsight limit of course, many as laps on top-rope). If you do that 3x week for a couple of months, you shouldn't get nearly as pumped as you do now.
I think you can attack this from a few angles.
Train endurance (get pumped) to improve your tolerance to lactic acid
Efficient climbing to save energy
Clipping in the right places
Finding rest positions
Climb faster through hard bits
Just what I was going to say, more or less.
OP - when shaking out, shake above and below your head, this helps to get fresh blood into your pumped muscles and remove the lactic soaked blood.
Stab them with a pin to release the pressure
It's supposed to be so that gravity can drain some of the blood and lactic acid from your arms before you shake below to allow fresh blood back in. That's the theory, in practice the difference may only be slight (or only psychological) but I often give it a go out of habit when mega pumped.
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