The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 3

 

The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 3

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!

Locking Off

Both hands can be on the same or different holds.  Pretend you’re a T-Rex, then roar - et voila! Your arms should be at 90 degrees in front of your chest and head. You can grab a hold above you and pull yourself up to it which allows you to reach the next hold.  This is not the most useful of techniques as it can strain tendons and muscles. 

Swap Feet

To transfer your weight from one position to another, you may need to use both feet on one hold.  This can be useful when there are limited holds on the wall or when traversing (moving horizontally) across the wall. 

Drop knee/ Egyptian

This movement is mainly used on overhangs so that you can release your hand and reach up further. One foot will be higher, place your toe on the higher hold and turn your knee into the wall and then downwards.  This position often provides a nice resting position.

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 2 Here

The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 1 Here