Tips to Help you Climb Better
How many times have we all heard the phrase ‘Experience is the best teacher’? Too many times to remember. And how many times have we actually understood what it’s really trying to say? Not too many again.
The human brain gets used to certain things and starts accepting them as they are when we do something continuously for a while. The test is to keep challenging your brain to not get into a monotonous routine and actually improve on habits.
Climbing is one such thing. If you’ve been climbing for a while and are still making the same mistakes, you know you need to get out of the cycle. Here are some rock climbing tips to help –
Patience is a virtue and people who have mastered this art, have eventually mastered everything they wanted to. If you are failing at getting the right foot locks, you might want to try and see if any other way is possible. You need to keep trying different variations to get the right one and for that, all you need is patience.
Learn from experiences
You have been going rock climbing for a while and have received many rock climbing tips from various people, but are still struggling with a boulder problem. It’s time you know your strengths and weaknesses and use your strengths to strengthen your weaknesses. Might sound difficult to do, but if you make it a habit, it’ll almost become a habit.
Challenge yourself – Set higher goals
The first and most important thing you need to do is to challenge yourself to do better. If it took you 5 hours to complete a particular climb, try and finish it in 4. If you struggled while with rope climbing techniques last time, try and incorporate them better this time around. The challenge set higher goals and accomplish!
Check your gear
The last time you climbed, it was summer. But in winter, your gear might need to be set up differently. Get them checked and replace if need be. Make sure you check your gear every time before you go rock climbing. You don’t want to be losing grip on the boulders just because the sticky rubber in your shoe has worn out from your previous climb.
Improve your fitness
If you were panting by the time you climbed half way up, we shouldn’t even be giving you this tip. Fitness is a must while rock climbing. Even on the days, you aren’t climbing, move around your house exercising or hit the gym. It’s important to keep yourself moving.
Like we started by saying, experience is the best teacher. So go out and learn more at the local crag!