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From Punter to Crusher: How to Climb Sport 7a

Lecturer, writer and recent member of the 7a club, Paul Sagar, shares some tips on breaking into the 7s... Around the time I started taking outdoor climbing seriously, a friend said to me: "Let's face it, if you can't climb 6a the first time you top-rope, you're never going to lead 7a". Back then, I thought this sounded pretty plausib...


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Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 2

This is the second piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at low to intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range of around UK Severe to HVS, Sport grade F5 to 6b or bouldering grade V1 / UK Tech 5c). With a specific training plan,...

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Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 4

This is the fourth piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range of around UK E1/2, Sport grade F6b+/6c or bouldering grade V3/4 / UK Tech 6a/b). "When you make the transition from vertical to...

Refine Your Style: Top Ten Tips for Delaying Forearm Pump

We've all been there: climbing smoothly, precisely and in control until suddenly the inevitable happens: your arms turn to fudge and no matter how hard you try to keep going, they become as much use as a chocolate teapot. The aim of this...

Injury Management and Prevention: Shoulders

Most climbers are blissfully unaware of the more common injuries, we - as climbers, suffer from. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary and physiotherapist Nina Leonfellner get to the bottom of shoulder impingements. What they are, how they happen...


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