/ Practice Rockover
failed a route yesterday because I was too much of a wuss to commit to a rockover. Anyone reccommend any Vdiff and severe routes with rockovers that are near the ground so I can build up my confidence on the move. Anything within West Yorks, Lancs would be fine.
Trying a vdiff or severe with one "near the floor" is pretty pointless if your are trying to build confidence as you're near the floor anyway and unlikely to be phased.
Go find a wall very near to you, nail the whole rockover thing and then go back and nail the one you couldn't do.
getting out of the swimming pool is also good practice.
I think not being able to rockover is often something to do with not having very bendy hips.
Bendy hips make a huge difference to lots of people's climbing, from their ability to do rockovers to simply being able to keep more weight on your feet more of the time.
Squat down on one leg with your other out in front of you, but not touching the ground. Now stand up but only using one leg and nothing for your hands. It is harder than it sounds, but if you can easily do it on each leg seperately without falling over, you are will on your way to being good at rockovers.
Thats a good idea. Also as I will not be able to use my hands so will improve balance.
Sounds like a Cossack dance to me Tovarich :-)
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