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he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC

Handholds and Grip Technique

Neil Gresham gets to grips with handholds: Page-one of climbing technique is making the best use of the holds, and this became apparent when we looked at footwork earlier in this series. Climbers have a habit of analysing footwork but we often take it for granted that we are gripping the handholds the best way.


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

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A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll
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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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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Thea Williams at the Edge in Sheffield  © http://Climbers.net
Thea Williams at the Edge in Sheffield  © http://Climbers.net

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Elaine smiling her way to the top of a classic route in Sella, Costa Blanca.  © Sally Lisle

Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Sally Lisle shares four simple (but not necessarily easy) tools to help you grapple with fear when it kicks in mid climb... If you are operating on the cusp of controlling/losing control of your fear response, it is highly valuable to h...

Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham continues his technique series and the theme of footwork, taking an in-depth look at toe-hooking.

Tendon Glides are a great low load exercise for finger injuries  © Lattice Training
Tendon Glides are a great low load exercise for finger injuries  © Lattice Training

Lattice Training Series With Tom Randall Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 6: Finger Injuries

As a climber, if you are regularly pushing yourself and trying hard, it is likely you will get a finger injury at some point. The only people I know that seem to not get them, are those who have been climbing from a young...

Tom Randall training on the campus board  © Lattice Training
Tom Randall training on the campus board  © Lattice Training

Lattice Training Series With Tom Randall Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 5: Finger Strength Rules

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Maddie Cope doing The Typewriter.  © Lattice Training
Maddie Cope doing The Typewriter.  © Lattice Training

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Building up strength and power through bouldering.  © Lattice/Crimpd
Building up strength and power through bouldering.  © Lattice/Crimpd

Lattice Training Series With Tom Randall Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 3: Strength & Power

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Training alone on an auto belay.  © Lattice Training
Training alone on an auto belay.  © Lattice Training

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Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training
Maddie Cope leading at The Foundry.  © Lattice Training

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Gain lots of experience of onsighting and aim high! Natalie Berry in Chulilla, Spain  © Dark Sky Media
Gain lots of experience of onsighting and aim high! Natalie Berry in Chulilla, Spain  © Dark Sky Media

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La Muerte del Sponsor, 7b+, Siurana  © Jonas Wiklund
La Muerte del Sponsor, 7b+, Siurana  © Jonas Wiklund

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Jim Pope falls off Kaabah 8c+  © Dark Sky Media
Jim Pope falls off Kaabah 8c+  © Dark Sky Media

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