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Wide isometric holds  © Lattice Training

Lattice Home Training Lattice - Training The Upper Body At Home & Tom Randall Q&A

Josh Hadley, one of the lead coaches from Lattice talks us through how best to train your upper body at home. Many of the exercises and sessions detailed below can be found in the free Crimpd app...


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In all of these examples below, regardless of what beta the individual climber chooses, the attempts with their Center of Grav  © Udo Neumann

Understanding Modern Bouldering Understanding Modern Bouldering Pt. 3: Improving Spatial & Temporal Aspects

Climbing coach and movement expert Udo Neumann is producing a UKC series on understanding and practising adaptable skills that you can apply to the dynamic and complex movements becoming popular in indoor bouldering, from IFSC World Cup fin...

10mm Edges  © Lattice
10mm Edges  © Lattice

Lattice Home Training Lattice - Training at Home and Tom Randall Q&A

Josh Hadley, one of the lead coaches from Lattice talks us through how to transition your training from the climbing wall to the home fingerboard when needed. Many of the exercises and sessions detailed below can be found in the free...

How to get the most out of a home wall.  © Dark Sky Media
How to get the most out of a home wall.  © Dark Sky Media

How to Make the Most of a Home Board

So you've finally built your home wall! With the boom in home builds due to COVID-19 there have been questions raised online about how to get the most out of a home set-up. While every construction will differ in size, angle and purpose, there are some...

Tomoa Narasaki visualising, even details are perfectly in sync.  © Udo Neumann
Tomoa Narasaki visualising, even details are perfectly in sync.  © Udo Neumann

Understanding Modern Bouldering Understanding Modern Bouldering Part 2: The Power of the Mind

Climbing coach and movement expert Udo Neumann is producing a UKC series on understanding and...

ROCUP TV Applying Pressure and Heel Positions  © ROCUP TV
ROCUP TV Applying Pressure and Heel Positions  © ROCUP TV

ROCUPtv - Technique ROCUPtv - Footwork - Applying Pressure and Heel Positions

Do you know what your heels are doing when climbing and how important it is to the rest of your body?...

IFSC competitors using their limbs to change movement trajectories.   © Udo Neumann
IFSC competitors using their limbs to change movement trajectories.   © Udo Neumann

Understanding Modern Bouldering Part 1: An Introduction

Climbing coach and movement expert Udo Neumann introduces his new UKC series on understanding and...

ROCUP TV Footwork Precision and Accuracy  © ROCUP TV
ROCUP TV Footwork Precision and Accuracy  © ROCUP TV

ROCUPtv - Technique Footwork Precision and Accuracy

Now that we have our shoes sorted, we need to start with arguably the most important part of...

ROCUP TV Footwear  © Robin O'Leary
ROCUP TV Footwear  © Robin O'Leary

ROCUPtv - Technique How important is good climbing footwear?

Fingerboard training at home.  © Nick Brown
Fingerboard training at home.  © Nick Brown

Tips for Climbing Training at Home

Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC
Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

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Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC
Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Improve Your Movement

Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC
Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Lock Off Training

Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC
Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Ice Axe Pulls

Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC
Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell: Circuit Training

Tess tethered at Jerry's Roof, Llanberis Pass.  © Pete Edwards
Tess tethered at Jerry's Roof, Llanberis Pass.  © Pete Edwards

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Standing on tiny holds in a new pair of rock shoes  © Jack Geldard
Standing on tiny holds in a new pair of rock shoes  © Jack Geldard

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In this article we look at tips and hints for buying rock shoes / rock boots. The tips and advice are aimed primarily at beginners, but some are also useful for experienced climbers. The article also contains links to our UKC rock shoe reviews and gives...

An undercut - learning how to use different hold types holds is essentila in improving your technique  © Neil Gresham Collection
An undercut - learning how to use different hold types holds is essentila in improving your technique  © Neil Gresham Collection

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rope(top of brut)  © James Robertson
rope(top of brut)  © James Robertson

Washing Ropes

Monday is washday especially after a weekends cragging. Every woman's favourite washerman Graham Gedge gives us the suds on how to wash your rope to make it clean and supple again.

The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll
The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 1

This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and wish to improve. With a specific training plan, technique tips and detailed coaching, this article series has all you need to...

Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX
Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX

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Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection
Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection

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Training aid for Elbow Tendonitis  © Bart van Deenen

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It can be called a 'Belay Loop' or an 'Abseil Loop'!  © Jack Geldard
It can be called a 'Belay Loop' or an 'Abseil Loop'!  © Jack Geldard

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