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Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he talks about how vital antagonistic exercises are when training hard. It's important to use these exercises consistently and not just when pain occurs.


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Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Improve Your Movement

Neil Gresham examines movement in climbing and expands on how to improve one of the most important aspects of climbing.

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

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

In this episode, Greg discusses the importance of training lock offs, which you regularly perform outside when reaching up for holds and placing gear.

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

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

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, Greg talks about the importance of replicating similar movements to those that you find outside, specifically locking off on ice axes.

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

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

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he discusses...

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

Who Let the Dogs Out: How to be a Responsible Crag Dog Owner

I used to have a theory in the first few years of my climbing career: if you want to climb hard,...

Traverses can be a valuable tool for spotting basic footwork or body position errors, while keeping things fun.  © Ari Schneider
Traverses can be a valuable tool for spotting basic footwork or body position errors, while keeping things fun.  © Ari Schneider

Coaching Kids - 7 ways 7 Year Olds Learn to Climb

Climber and coach Ari Schneider shares some tips and fun exercises to keep young children engaged in...

To avoid locking off on overhanging walls, practice twisting in (either by stepping through and using your outside edge, or doi  © Nick Brown - UKC
To avoid locking off on overhanging walls, practice twisting in (either by stepping through and using your outside edge, or doi  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Posture in Climbing

Climbers surely have enough to think about without adding posture to the mix! With the ever-present concerns of reading sequences, dealing...

Tim Neill on Directes des Capucines  © Calum Muskett
Tim Neill on Directes des Capucines  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 4 - Training and Preparation for High-Altitude

A typical visit to a sport crag.  © Adam Perrett
A typical visit to a sport crag.  © Adam Perrett

10 Things to Do at a Sport Crag

Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown
Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Using Undercuts and Sidepulls

Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev
Tim enjoying big boot top rope action on Rap.  © Misha Nepogodiev

British Mountain Guide Training Scheme Entrance Exams

The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 3 - Can we fast-track Acclimatisation?

Fulmar  © Brian
Fulmar  © Brian

How to Identify Common Seabirds

Here, the index finger of the left hand is removed...  © Nick Brown - UKC
Here, the index finger of the left hand is removed...  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 3

Ally Swinton climbing Castor.  © Calum Muskett
Ally Swinton climbing Castor.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 2 - Adapting to High Altitude


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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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A guide to where you should attach your belay plate. To your harness belay loop? Or to your 'rope loop'?

A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll
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Abseiling from the In Pinn  © jez s

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Loved by student groups, dreaded by climbers. a series of tips on how to make your abseils run smoother.

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

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering

Neil Gresham concentrates on bouldering and comes up with a five point plan to get more out of your bouldering. He includes a little scoring system so that you can try and self-evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.

Aljaz Anderle climbing on Finnkona icefall on Senja Island, Norway.  © Urban Golob
Aljaz Anderle climbing on Finnkona icefall on Senja Island, Norway.  © Urban Golob

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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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A very 'outdoor' style indoor problem. Audrey Seguy at the Castle Climbing Centre, London, UK. Photo by Aneta Parchanska.  © David Flanagan,  Aneta Parchanska
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Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX
Graham Lynch on the Mincer (HVS 5a).  © Alan James, ROCKFAX

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