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he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills 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 tak...

Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham continues his technique series and the theme of footwork, taking an in-depth look at toe-hooking.

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

Skills Technique - Heel Hooking

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

Smedging on a tiny screw-on.   © Nick Brown - UKC
Smedging on a tiny screw-on.   © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Technique - Use of the Toe

In this article, Neil Gresham examines the main ways to use the toe. Most will know the basic definitions, so instead he focusses on common...

Neil Gresham Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Technique - Choosing your footwear

You can study footwork all you like, but if you have the wrong shoes you can never hope to get the most from your feet. Forget the...

Always make a conscious effort to be strict with form, especially when it comes to placing your feet.  © UKC
Always make a conscious effort to be strict with form, especially when it comes to placing your feet.  © UKC

Skills Technique - General approach and long-term development

Technique is the essence of climbing. It is thanks to the magic powers of movement that skilful women frequently...

The Beautiful Island of Mingulay  © Neil Gresham
The Beautiful Island of Mingulay  © Neil Gresham

'The Mad Mingulayans'

An undercut - learning how to use different hold types holds is essentila in improving your technique  © Neil Gresham Collection
An undercut - learning how to use different hold types holds is essentila in improving your technique  © Neil Gresham Collection

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering


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