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IN FOCUS: What does it take to become an Olympic climber?

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 UKC Articles 01 Jul 2021

In case you have plans for Paris 2024, Sam Laird has done some digging into what it takes to compete on the Olympic stage in Sport Climbing and attempted to answer some of the common questions: What proportion are second-generation climbers? How old were they when they first started climbing? What grades are these athletes pushing?

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 The Pylon King 01 Jul 2021
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Weetabix.

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Ace! I'm the right hight and weight, just need to work on being 15 years younger... (And less of a crap at climbing)

 FactorXXX 01 Jul 2021
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> Weetabix.

Three Shredded Wheat is the food of true champions.

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> Three Shredded Wheat is the food of true champions.

Apparently the Russians were taking Readybrek but it was a bit too obvious to get past the doping people

youtube.com/watch?v=SVAvA6fP8Xw&

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Short, light climbers excelling is no suprise. I've done a RM Chin-Up with 65kg added which is more than most Olympic climbers weigh.

What did surprise was the reference to the Rubik's Cube with some top climbers claiming a 30s solve. That's serious ability. I can do a sub 60s but only just. I think I've found a way to break my current E1 plateau.🤪

https://www.climbingshoereview.com/mental-training-climbing

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