Author Archives: cfisher

Don’t be in a rush

Take your time and be sure not to rush moves.  Be confident in your movements. Tip from Ian Laing Share your climbing or routesetting tip

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Use foot chips

I believe that there can’t be too many foot chips.  Foot chips are the key to good, technical climbing.  This applies to all “V” levels. Tip from Nick Marucci, VP Rock Climbing, University at Buffalo Share your climbing or routesetting … Continue reading

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Know your center

The awareness of your center of gravity is key for gaining stability, moving off of holds, and making the hold as positive as they can be. Tip from Nick Marucci, VP Rock Climbing, University at Buffalo Share your climbing or … Continue reading

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Imagine success

Figure out the route in my head first then imagine myself do it and then do it. Tip from Anonymous Share your climbing or routesetting tip

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Start with a plan

Have a plan when it comes to setting. See where you want to start and finish. Then figure out the desired difficulty for the problem before setting anything. If you are more experienced and are setting an easier boulder problem, … Continue reading

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Keeping calm

I try to be as calm and collective as possible and this helps me to think more about the moves and i tend not to “panic” on harder moves. Tip from Wiliam Sundeen Share your climbing or routesetting tip

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Relax and breathe

Stay relaxed and breathe, there is nothing more important when trying to climb your hardest. Tip from John Bantle, Niagara Climbing Center Share your climbing or routesetting tip

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Funky climbing positions

When I climb I try to find the funkiest body positions as possible. The closer your body gets to the wall, the less energy you have to waste. Getting a great foot hold or wedge is essential in difficult problems. … Continue reading

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Succesful Routesetting

Successful routesetting depends on a few things: The ability to visualize a creative and unique sequence, then transferring those ideas from your mind to the wall, while choosing just the right hand and foot holds to execute the intended sequence. … Continue reading

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Routesetting ideas

While setting, place each climbing hold somewhere between most positive and least positive, that way, if you need to make an adjustment the difficulty of your climb, a simple rotation of the hold might just do the trick. This allows … Continue reading

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