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Technique - Heel Hooking

Neil Gresham takes a look at another fundamental weapon in the climbing armoury: the heel hook. With guest coach - Louis Parkinson.


Advice for novices and would-be climbers

Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why climbing isn't really that dangerous, and why you don't need to be able to do tons of pull-ups to be pretty good at it.

How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an exercise routine that worked for him. The instructions are clear and simple and include photos and a short video. We hope it works for...

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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...

Climbing Shoulder Injuries - Exercises and Tips

Strong shoulders aren't necessary healthy shoulders. Ever had pain or twinges in your shoulders? In this classic UKC article Gabriella Frittelli - climber and physiotherapist - explains how you can prevent shoulder impingement and keep on climbing...

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