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How to Climb Harder

Want to take your climbing to the next level? Here are the things you really need to know. From simple techniques (which can help erase bad habits) to training for the hardest climbs. In each section there's a series of exercises from simple to more complex movements that you can practise at your local climbing wall, crag, boulders or at home to improve all aspects of your climbing. Climb harder, more safely, with more confidence and less effort than before. Whatever your climbing goals, there's something here for everyone to focus on in order to become a better climber.

The latest climbing book from Pesda Press is due out on the 1st of September. Available from all good bookshops or online at the Pesda Press website (see below).

How to Climb Harder #1, 94 kb

Contents of How to Climb Harder:

  • Lazy Climbing
  • Learning
  • Safety First
  • Risk: Top Roping
  • Equipment Care
  • Risk: Lead Climbing
  • Risk: Bouldering
  • Warming Up: Body & Mind
  • Stretching
  • Exercise Your Mind
  • The Basics: Footwork & Balance
  • The Basics: Handholds & Body Position
  • Crimps
  • Cupping
  • Slopers
  • Pinches & Sprags
  • Jamming
  • Orientation
  • Flagging
  • Basic Hands-off Rests
  • Ledge rest
  • Slab rest
  • Corner rest
  • Arête rest
  • Chimney rest
  • One-footed rest
  • Moving Up
  • Rock-overs
  • Corkscrew rock-overs & the rule of opposites
  • Corners
  • The Layback
  • The Mantelshelf
  • Arêtes
  • Chimneys
  • Roofs
  • Overhanging walls
  • Advanced Technique & Bouldering
  • Putting It All Together
  • Guidebooks
  • Reading Routes
  • Style of Ascent
  • Single vs Double Ropes
  • Mind Games
  • Fear of Falling
  • Training: Basic Principles
  • The Weakest Link
  • Goal Setting
  • Basic Training
  • Training: Strength
  • General Strength
  • Specific Strength
  • Maximum Strength
  • Explosive Strength (power)
  • Training: Endurance
  • Training: Fitness
  • Training: The Young Climber
  • Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders & Sport
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