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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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Franco Cookson on his 2013 route Psykovsky's Sequins  © Jake Hampshire

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Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

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Seek out the far away places  © Misha Nepogodiev

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Arc\'teryx Top Trad Tips - Guidebook  © Nick Brown - UKC

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