The ability to lockoff your arms right after pulling up is a key movement to steep climbing on both rock and ice. This video explores some workout techniques that you might use to train for this.
- Set-up a campus sequence using big holds. The goal here is to set-up a sequence where you can lock off each move for 3 seconds.
- 3 Campus sequences in the wall, with three sets and 90-seconds of rest between sets.
- You will climb up and down using this technique until you're brought to failure.
- Failure should happen in 20-40 seconds. If you can hold on longer than 40-seconds, change the holds and make it harder.
- Keep track of your time.
- And practice!
--Jason D. Martin