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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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Internal Rotation  © UKC
Internal Rotation  © UKC

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Training aid for Elbow Tendonitis  © Bart van Deenen

How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

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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The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll
The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll

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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.

Keith Sharples climbing into his 60s.  © Keith Sharples
Keith Sharples climbing into his 60s.  © Keith Sharples

Lattice Training Series With Tom Randall Lattice Training Series with Tom Randall - Part 7: Training Lessons from the Over 50's

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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

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

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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

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

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Volumes are 'heel-hook magnets'.  © Nick Brown - UKC
Volumes are 'heel-hook magnets'.  © Nick Brown - UKC

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

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Natalie Berry catching the late afternoon sun on the north-facing walls of S'estret. The route is Octopussy (7a).  © Alan James
Natalie Berry catching the late afternoon sun on the north-facing walls of S'estret. The route is Octopussy (7a).  © Alan James

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