Friday, March 2, 2018

Training and Technique: How to Climb Overhangs

Overhangs are tough. They are one of the great banes of the "weak" climber's existence. But there are ways to get better at attacking these obstacles. Mani the Monkey has put together a great video on how to do it. But he warns that...

There isn't really one single key technique which is going to solve all overhanging problems easily. Rather there's a conglomerate of different techniques and physical capabilities which, when used appropriately, will make climbing overhangs easier. Important techniques are amongst others the Backstep and Hooks, while important physical capabilities are Body Strength/Core and Upper Body Strength.

Check out his video below:

--Jason D. Martin

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