Tag Archives: climbing tips

Vary your starting points

Routesetting can be a very fun way to be creative with different problems for your rock wall. I find the best way to keep consistently challenging routes is to ensure you vary each of your starting points, including the intital … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

If the shoe fits…

Don’t be afraid to go for the tighter shoe.  A snug fit will only help your climbing in the end. Tip from University at Buffalo Climbing Club Member

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

Keep your symmetry

Try and keep your center of gravity close to the rock, and use both left and right limbs.  Keeping symmetry is very important. Tip from Pankaj Yadav, University at Buffalo Share your climbing or routesetting tip

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

Know how to fall

Knowing how to fall is key. You can’t just drop down, that’s a good way to break a leg, you need to push away from the wall slightly, and also don’t try to fall flat on your back, try and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment