The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 2

The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 2

Adopt these techniques and your climbing will sky rocket!

James Hickman is a climbing instructor at High Sports Crawley and Brighton. He also sets many awesome new routes across many of the of the High Sports climbing walls.

In these videos, James demonstrates some key climbing techniques we use everyday at the climbing wall.

You can spot several different techniques in each of these boulder videos. Have a watch and then trial them out in your climbing sessions. Let us know what you think of the videos and how it helps your climbing!

Undercut

An upside down hold you can use with a straight arm with your palm and wrist facing upwards. The hold becomes more positive the higher you move your body up the wall

Palm & Bridge

Palm - Use your palm against a hold or the wall itself to balance or push off.

Bridge – in a corner, you can use your hands and feet on both sides of the wall to navigate the assent. Bridging provides strong stable positions - often great for resting!

Flag

Use your legs to counter balance your position on the wall. Your leg can sweep out to either side or cross over in front of you (between your body and the wall). You can use your leg out in the air or with a toe in contact with the wall.

Contributors: Henning Muller, James Hickman, Jennifer Maynard & George Levey

Contributors: Henning Muller, James Hickman, Jennifer Maynard & George Levey

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The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 1 Here

The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 3 Here