/ SKILLS: Using Undercuts and Sidepulls

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UKC Articles 08 Aug 2019
Correct body position for side-pulls. Many climbers find that they're OK at pulling straight down, but for some reason when the holds are upside down or face sideways they always seem to struggle. It's no surprise that we're prone to getting flustered when confronted by undercuts, side-pulls or 'gastons' (side-pulls that face towards your body); most routes and boulder problems are set with the majority of the holds aligned horizontally, especially in the lower-grades.

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Mountain Spirit 08 Aug 2019
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Great article Gresh. The Austrian Oak (8b) is a route full of side pulls and undercuts.

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DenzelLN 10 Aug 2019
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Good article, some useful exercises in this that I'm going to try.

A little confused by the recommendation of stiff shoes and a picture of a La Sportiva Genius? Softest shoes i own?

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