Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Slab Climbing Tips

I like to climb slabs. But I don’t get much practice. Good tips here on slab climbing. Including these:

    • Practice just standing on two footholds on a slab. Find the balance between the two holds. Rock back and forth on your feet, transferring your weight from one foot to the other. This will teach you where to aim with each foot movement.
    • Keep your hips away from the wall. You want to put as much downward pressure on your feet as possible, keeping your balance over the powerpoint of your toes.
    • Use your hands as balance points, don’t try and “pull down” on the slab. If you try and pull from hold to hold, it will impact the balance you have found on your feet, that’s where you want to stay.

Kauk Slab from Beth Rodden on Vimeo.

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