~~This Whiteboy Buggin Edition ~~>Where do I start?People typically start in the gym and branch off outdoors and find their niche, be it bouldering, trad, sport or a mixture of the above. Some never leave the gym at all. Ultimately it doesn't matter - just get started and enjoy yourself.>How fit do I have to be to start? Do I have to be able to do x amount of pull-ups?Being light, strong and flexible helps at the higher levels but climbing is open to almost anyone and is fairly intuitive to most. Even if your body is feeble and weak now, you will develop strength over time by virtue of just climbing. Climbing is a holistic sport and success often hinges upon many factors, not just strength and power but having these qualities definitely helps when you breach into the higher grades.>What shoes do I buy?If you're starting out in the gym, don't worry too much: get some snug shoes without dead space that don't cause you lasting pain. Some people (such as the famed shoe designer Heinz Mariacher) recommend wearing soft shoes when you're starting out -- this makes sense since your footwork will probably suck and the increased feedback will pay dividends over time. You really don't need fancy expensive shoes when you're starting out, but certain shoe properties help send harder problems (e.g. stiff shoes for standing on tiny granite edges or soft shoes for sandstone/gritstone smears). Here are some useful resources for sizing:>https://sizesquirrel.com/>https://rockrun.com/blogs/the-flash-rock-run-blog/rock-climbing-shoe-sizing-guideRoute in OP image:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnsDIamHjM>Where is the old bread? >>162554
>>174797can you please stop making threads you absolute homofag
Finally a proper thread.Any tips for climbing on gritstone in cold weather? Never climbed outside but I wanted to try some boulders not so far out from where I live
I didn't know climbing forums referenced sneed.
>>174872The friction on gritstone is really good right now. Just make sure you pack some base layers, a down jacket and try stay warm between tries. Don't get too frustrated if your grade on the grit doesn't match what you climb indoors either. Gritstone is typically quite technical and learning how to move on it takes some time. Where are you based? I climb in the Staffordshire peak district and got out about a week ago in between the showers and everything felt velcro sticky. I'm hoping to send Tierdrop at Ramshaw this season since I couldn't quite get it last time.
One of you guys has experience with LS Mantra? Is climbing in them different to other thin and sensitive shoes?
>>175092that shit read like a shill post
>>175130Nah I just want the closest thing to rubber socks.Skwamas and Instincts feel like being wrapped in concrete, they're hard, 'bulky' and I don't feel a thing in them.Veloce are nice but I want something thinner, lighter and even more sensitive
>>175133Have you tried Furia air's or Drago's?I thought my Skwama's were plenty soft, had no problems smearing or edging. Currently climb in Unparallel TN Pro's cause the heel fits my feet better.
>>175143>Furia airYeah, sadly they don't fit me...>DragoAlso don't fit me, dunno about the LV (are they even different in shape?)With roman feet I only have a 'small' range of shoes that really fit
>>174987Thanks for the great advice! I went and tried and some boulders and holy hell it was so fun. Leagues better than anything a gym has to offer. And indeed, the rock felt extremely sticky. However, I was only able to climb two grades lower than what I can in a gym. You were not kidding on how technical it is, but I had to too much fun to care.I'm on the other side of the channel, having fun in Font. I'll try someday to visit Yorkshire and Staffordshire, there are so many classics to check out.I wish you all the best regarding Tierdrop, the boulder looks awesome.
am 4/4 on talking to grils in the last month that I am interested in but already have a partner/are not interestedThey'll engage with me first, lean in when I space away, and do those small, extra movements I've seen girls do when talking with someone they likeOne even took the beginner tour, only to ignore the guide and talk to me after walking by despite climbing there for half a yearMaybe I will never find a climbfu
>>175230don't stress too much about this, women show affection to guys they like as friends too (even if they know you are atracted to them), so just keep trying and be a bit more sexual i guess, but I didn't succed too
>>174987nta but im often in the UK during the summers if you wanna climb together in the peak district one day since i dont know anyone else there, im pretty autistic though
>>175167You're welcome man, I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you have a great time in font. I lived in Sheffield for 3+ years and climbed a lot in the Peak, but I still prefer Yorkshire grit. It's a little bit more spread out than the crags at the Derbyshire PD but the quality is really high. I've climbed in font quite a bit and maintain that the best 6C/V5 I've ever done is Horror Arete at Bridestones. If you come back, make sure to visit Caley, Slipstones and ofc Brimham rocks.>>175261I am pretty autistic too anon. How would I message you?
>>175230Just rape them, it's that simple. You think your ancestors overthought matters this much?
>>175144Try the LS Theory. More sensitive than the Drago, fits my roman foot, great at smearing.
>>175322Oh that's cool, didn't even think about them!
>>175315I strongly believe in the family guy shipoopi song. Any girl willing to get kissed/raped on the first date is usually a hussy
/fit/ immigrant here. I'm tired of bulking, lifting everyday, and making minimal progress on my lifts and I'm ready to cut, climb everyday, and make minimal progress on my projects. When I'm able to climb v6 will I finally be able to convince a non-obese woman to love me?
>had the flu again>haven't climbed in like two weeks>feel physically weakEvery time I make progress I have to get on a plane and then I get another fucking disease and get reset.
>>175391If you're a white guy, chicks will dig you at v3-4.If you're any other ethnicity, you have to be able to flash v8s and v9s before chicks even look at you, then somehow read their mind as to how exactly they wanted to be courted
>>175377Imagine those animals living around Red Rock canyon. All they've been hearing since the canyon got developed and Sleepwalker got FA'd is skinny white boys screaming "CMON", "Let's FUCKING GOOOOOO" or "YOU GOT THIS DUDE/BRO" between whatever nigger zoomer mumblerap shit playing on these kids' bluetooth speakers.As hard as these kids climb they seem like just disrespectful self-indulgent faggots.
It's insane how much of a gap the big 3 asian countries have on the rest. Also in qualifiers there were 2 Paki's, one scoring 1.0 total and the other 0.0I'm pretty sure the kid crushers at my local gym would have gotten one 5 zone or got past 1 point in lead. What an embarassment.
>>175425sukma kok lmao gotem
>>175398>If you're a white guy, chicks will dig you at v3-4.v2 at my gym>>175419I just don't get why Indonesia is so good at speedclimbing but ass at everything else. What's up with that?
>>175409Hows about you tounge my anus, nigger.
>>175445>What's up with that?speed """climbing""" isn't real climbing, that's why
I'd imagine a high level coaching regime is much cheaper and easier to source for speed than it is for the other disciplines. Any smart running/track cycling/swimming coach can probably adapt to it pretty easily.
>japanese and korean women climbers got btfo by chinaKWAB
>>175475speed "climbing" is basically track.
I'm trying to avoid comparing myself to people who go to the same gym as me, yet I can't help but to notice that after less than two months of climbing, I've already surpassed the level of some of the much more experienced climbers. I have to admit that it feels pretty good.
>>175479The superiority complex climber is real, talking about avoiding comparison and then just shitting on others, instead of saying anything good. This is you, without a doubt:>someone is worse with less experiencehaha better train hard like me kid, then you'll understand what climbing's really about>someone is better with more experiencewell obviously they're good but if I had the same amount of time I'd be better>someone is worse with more experienceI only started 2 months ago lmao wtf are you even doing I've surpassed your level>someone is better with less experiencethey're just gifted/talented/good genetics they don't work as hard to climb as I do
>muh elite japanese climbers>muh elite korean climbersKWAB
>>175482She was so cute, she just couldn't believe it <3
>>175482The setting for the boulder round was still ass though. Paddle dyno's need to gtfo fast, they're not entertaining and esp for women easy to overtune.But Yuetong Zhang performed the best on lead so she's a deserved winner. I think we'll still see 2 Japanese women in Paris, qualifiers series in 2024 has plenty of slots.
>>175485japs are overrated with the exception of ai mori.
>>175491True but there are 10 women's slots left for the OQS in early 2024. Ai, Oriane, Jessie, Zhang, Natalia and Janja already qualified. Slovenia, US, Austria and France also only have one more spot left. It's still very likely that Japan will get the second slot too (with Miho/Futaba).
It's really weird to me that the Olympic countries don't get to just pick whoever they want for their teams. It's just gonna be a fancy world cup instead of an Olympics.
Also this M4 boulder looks extremely cringe.
>>175495Idk why but the setting at all Asian events seems to be of way lower quality than EU/US events.
>>175494are thirdies qualified to participate in climbing in the olympics? imagine being an elite jap climber not being able to qualify cause you got fierce competition while some shit country gets a free pass
>>175497There will be at least 1 male and female climber from Oceania and Africa. Also 2 slots for the universality principle.So we'll definitely see some shitters at the Olympics who can't top a boulder and almost deck on the lead route.
>With the support ofOlympic Solidarityand participating IFSC Member Federations, we have been running a monthlong Universality Place development programme in Europe for two athletes and one coach each from five of nine eligible countries; Cambodia, El Salvador, Honduras, Iceland and North Macedonia.https://www.ifsc-climbing.org/index.php/news/992-universality-place-development-programme-under-way-for-paris-2024-hopefulsI went googling to find out what the "Universality Principle" was and came up kind of blank but I found that. I think it's about getting someone from a country that doesn't have any infrastructure to the games for some reason but surely there are climbers in Iceland.
>>175507literally diversity quotas
>seething japanese roasties when the chinese anthem kicked in
>>175511so china has great climbers. they just weren't able to participate in the ifsc events due to coof and shit.
>>175511>NOOOO I'M A SILVER OLYMPIC MEDALIST!!!AKIYO ALREADY RETIRED. IT'S MY TURN!!!!11
>>175500The Australian chick isn't too bad. 16th in Combined at Bern and she's made a few Boulder finals through the year, Lead performance seems to drag her down though. The women's universality place will be taken by pic related. Decent outdoor climber with a couple of 8c's under her belt. She's Icelandic by blood but grew up in France (possibly born in France) and lives in Spain now. They'll both be better than the speedclimbers in Tokyo, poor fuckers spent 90% of the boulder round brushing holds and looking anxious.>>175507It's more about countries that are underrepresented in the Olympics (less than 8 athletes in the previous games or something).
Bro bro bro you gotta watch the latest jonathan sin video bro he does this v6 and he’s saying he wants to be an olympic comp climber bro is soooo goat
>>175480I kind of understand how you got that impression from my post, but a lot of what you said is bullshit. I deliberately made it clear that I tried to avoid comparing myself to others but failed in doing so. I understand how admitting that might make me sound like an asshole, but at least I'm being honest here. One thing you got wrong though is that I didn't shit on anyone. In fact, I never even assessed the performance of others in any way. I said that I'm climbing as hard or even harder than some people who seem to be more experienced than me. That implies that I'm progressing quite quickly, which naturally brings me pleasure. Another thing you got wrong is that I don't belittle others. When someone climbs harder than me, regardless of whether I think they're more or less experienced, I try to check their climbing out in order to learn. When someone doesn't climb as hard as me but I think they're more experienced, I do the same thing.
>>175517For me the worst climbing content is Magnus new videos since they used to be pretty cool no matter how simple they wereNow it's just another generic fitness youtube clickbait>The world's most X>We challenged random people at pullups>Me (pro climber btw) and other fit celebrities fuck aroundGuys buy my merch guys it's a 100% polyester sweater for 200bucks guys buy my online course I swear I put my sweat and blood into it guys buy my book guys please guys
>>175535>Now it's just another generic fitness youtube clickbaitAnd God do I hate it, he should go back to simple climbing content and a few 'special' videos every now and then.Is he even climbing regularly anymore?
>>175535>>175541Hard is Easy makes some of the best climbing content in my humble opinion.
>>175523tl;dr nigger, I'll tongue your anus
>>175565The first sentence should have you covered.
>IFSC official photographer's gear was stolen at PAN AMERICAN GAMES SANTIAGO top kek based thirdies
>>175453I hope a modern day Ted Kaczynski has a massive spergout and mails a bomb to Tension and Kilterboard HQ for their role in creating these V15-climbing perennially-pubescent faggots (in Minecraft)
Noob climber here, only been climbing indoors for a few months. Do you guys do strength training in addition to climbing? If yes, do you do it on climbing days or between climbing days? My climbing gym is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and I don't know if I should lift on those days or between them.
>>175703Yeah, I climb 2/week and lift 3/week. You'll want to think about your goals with lifting? Do you want to get bigger, get stronger, look better? Is it about health? Or are you only interested in lifting in order to climb better?In either case, lifting on non-climbing days is better if you can fit it into your schedule.If you're lifting to get bigger/stronger overall then you'll definitely want to lift on non-climbing days - most muscles work as part of a chain, if smaller muscles (e.g. your finger flexors or shoulder stabilisers) are tired out from climbing then you're going to struggle to lift enough weight to train the larger muscles in that same chain (e.g. lats or pecs). This is especially relevant to beginner climbers because generally it's those small muscle groups that are be the limiting factor for you - there's a fair chance you'll come off the wall at the end of a session with your forearms tired af but your lats might have plenty left in the tank. You can work around this somewhat using isolation exercises that purely target the larger muscle groups or lifting with straps which take some of the grip work out of the equation but it's not ideal.If you're lifting to become a better climber then it's less important - you'll probably be focusing on antagonist muscle groups that weren't worked on the wall. You'll still probably be pretty tired generally though and that means the lifting sessions won't be as productive as if you'd done them on a non-climbing day (or the climbing session won't be as productive if you lift first).
>>175703>>175705The type of strength training you do will vary depending on your goals too. If it's about overall strength or appearance then you'd want to follow a typical lifting program, maybe modified somewhat to account for the muscles already worked adequately during climbing but desu there's not a lot of cross-over at least for most beginner climbs, like I said, small muscle groups are often the limiting factor in climbing.If you're lifting purely to become a better climber then you'd want a much more tailored lifting program. Getting bigger means more mass to carry up the wall after all so you only want to grow muscles if it's going to be useful to you. If the limiting factor is grip strength as mediated by the forearm muscles then growing bigger lats won't help - no matter how strong your lats are, you can't pull yourself up a wall if you can't hold onto the holds. Obviously the degree to which this is relevant varies depending on the type of climb e.g. crimps vs juggy campus moves. In general though, the way to target the muscles relevant to climbing is just to climb more. The main way lifting can make you a better climber imo is improving overall health and preventing injury. Climbing tends to target specific muscle groups. If your only exercise is climbing then those muscle groups will grow stronger but the rest of your body won't keep up. This puts your body out of balance and can contribute to injury. For example, one of the contributing factors to climber's elbow (medial epicondylitis) is imbalance between the forearm flexor muscle group (heavily used in climbing) vs the forearm extensor group (not used much at all in climbing). Specifically training antagonist muscle groups (that is, muscle groups that generate the opposite movement to another - extensors vs flexors) can address this imbalance and stop you from having to take 2 months off in the future because you've developed a tendonitis.
I can't believe I missed magnus doing his shitty cosplay at my local gym bros... for the record they have like the worst boulder setting in Sydney
>>175703If you want to get better at climbing, climb more.
I'm visiting tokyo. If I'm like a v3 climber in US gyms, probably sandbagged grading, are there good quantity of beginner routes? I know japan is known for hard as fuck routes, and tons of dynamic stuff which I never do
>>175705>>175706Thanks for the detailed reply bro.>Do you want to get bigger, get stronger, look better? Is it about health? Or are you only interested in lifting in order to climb better?I want my muscles to be strong and flexible, so that I can be a better climber and a healthier person. Don't really care for big muscles, seems like a real hassle to obtain and maintain. I want to look good of course, but I feel that will come anyway, especially since I've been fat most of my life, so any progress I make will automatically make me look better. My former inactive lifestyle also left me with fucked up shoulders and knees, which I've somewhat mended with physical therapy for the past year, so I'm very into what you write about preventing injury. I'm also stiff as a board, so working some sort of flexibility program into my training would probably do wonders. If I stand with straight legs and try to touch my toes, I can reach to about just below my kneecaps. It's really bad lol.
>>175810>If I stand with straight legs and try to touch my toes, I can reach to about just below my kneecaps. It's really bad lol.I can climb v7 and I have the same issue, it's nearly as relevant as you think
>>175755You'll be fine anon, they basically just have really strict lower grades where western gyms have V4 jug ladders. Their gyms have like 5 grades before the V1 equivalent
>>175548pete whittaker makes good contentbouldering is just kinda cringe and the trad climbing stuff is more interesting
>>175523>I never even assessed the performance of others in any wayWhy do you lie? You literally say you climb harder than others in the next sentence.I hope the inevitable plateau hits your ego hard.
>>175729What's up with their belaying? Those setups with ATCs are the weirdest I've even seen. And look quite uncomfortable.
>>175828Yeah, Pete seems like a real stand-up guy. Gotta say that Bosi and Ondra both have good videos too, although the latter is sometimes a little too sentimental for my taste.
>>175830The way they're tethered to the ground? (I didn't watch the video). Every gym in Australia that I've been to is like that. I always assumed it was insurance company overreach following some accident decades ago but I don't actually know shit.
>>175829Oh but that’s not an assessment of their performance, it’s rather an observation that implies that I’m making nice progress. I’d understand your point if I had belittled them, but that’s simply not the case. In fact, I said that I’m trying to learn from them even though I’m able to send routes that they can’t because I acknowledge that they’re more technically skilled than me.I don’t think an inevitable plateau will affect me the way you’re hoping it will. I know from other hobbies that when you get to a higher level and the returns seem to be diminishing, pushing yourself further will feel all the more significant and satisfying.
Weightlifting is not gunna help you stop cutting feet on a v1, gumby. Just fucking climb for a year straight before even thinking about weightlifting
anyone got more of these?
>>175855even better if they are actually funny
Should combined be split into lead and boulder for future olympic games?Ai Mori would destroy Janja in lead but has no chance in combined.Orianne could win bouldering but is fucked in combined.I wanna see more specialists instead of olympic climbers being forced into combined
>>175895>Ai Mori would destroy Janja in leadHardly. They've gone head to head 4 times this year and both have two wins apiece.At least it's not boulder+lead+speed. That was grim. Ideally it'd be 4 medals per gender, one for each of the three disciplines and another for boulder+lead combined. I like the endurance element of having climbers do 4 boulders and a lead route in one afternoon.
>>175855>>175860Fresh of the presses, no humblebragging like that other one (that doesn't even have someone climbing in the image, tf)
how is it to rock climb outdoors in below freezing? will be the first time doing it in these temps, got great weather coming up during the weekend after a week of rain here
>>175897use less words, you need to hit harder good effort though
>>175895Shut the fuck up, bugpsammer
Anons I have a problem with my rappels. They are never smooth, I go down in hiccups.I tried two different friction hitches (french autoblock and prusik) with the same result. I’m using a Beal Jammy for the hitch and a reverso on a 10 mm dynamic rope.What am I doing wrong?
>>175925this one is literally me, but I usually strike up a conversation with a group of people whenever I go and we're all trying out a hard v6 or something
>>175925>Belay certifiedWut?At all the gyms I've been to, demonstrating that you can belay (or having one of the staff spend a few minutes teaching you if you say you haven't done it before) is just part of the first visit induction.
>>175981Probably some US or Aussie thing
>>175981At my (Australian) gym you need to do a little course before they let you touch the lead wall. Top rope they just tell you "v to knee one two three" and let you go.
>climbing alonei thought it would own, but it sucks
>>176012I like it but only bouldering and system board climbing.Lead/TR probably sucks alone (never tried it though)
>>175981at my eurotrash gyms you only sign a form to confirm you know what you do and that you do it on your own risk
>>176024Same (also euro)
Hannah bros, it's so over...
>>176041she's a vegan anon she wasn't worth it anywayreally surprising that a vegan spends 75% of the season with various "random" injuries btw
>>176041>vegan lefty whore>it's overcertainly for you
>>175480This is literally me down to every point >tfw already plateaued
>>176097>tfw plateaued at V5 and got one move away from finishing a P O W E R F U L V6 but then the walls were reset and I didn't get it in time
>>176116my gym doesnt even use the international grading system so i can't partake in the dick measuring contest
>>176162Australian? I've been 5 gyms across two states and none of them have used numbered grades as opposed to gym-specific colour grades.
>>176116>gym ''''v6''''Yeah, it wasn't a V6.
>>176179it was a V2
>>1761639degrees is the only one I've seen with V grades, except each colour covers 3 grades so it's pretty pointless anyway
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>>176241It’s a good thing you can’t get any special ’Murica points or be favoured by special ’Murica refereeing in climbing, so the mutts stand no chance against the superior Europeans and East-Asians.
>>176244>east-bugs->superior This sport attracts the biggest losers imaginable
>>176241Damn she looks really cute there
>>176195anon, there are so many better gyms than off...
>>176241Is this Brooke? Looks stunning if so
>>176265it is pretty comfy and also is the closest to mealso pretty cheapwhat would you recommend? my friends once went to the outdoor boulder at holesovice and they said it was some pretty hardcore shitbest i can do so far is climb about half of reds in off so i'm not sure if i am at a high enough level yet for something more challenging
>>175630What happened anon? Did you get injured? I am also back to my local wall after 6 months. I am out of condition without a doubt.
>>176162first, gym specific grades are better anyways because the "universal" scales never match across different gyms.second, even in the single local grading i always see a lot of variance. so our dick measuring is even more pointless.>>176271i've found that different gyms have different styles and feeling of the routes, regardless the difficulty. so trying another one might still be worthwhile
>>176271>i'm not sure if i am at a high enough level yet for something more challengingJust keep trying different boulders to find your limit, don't chase grades
Yeah I prefer non-standard grading because it is all in effect non-standard anyway. We have a perfectly good standardised dick measurement tool in the moonboard if you really need to have an international benchmark. Granted it can't measure slab or parkour ability but like lol and lmao. If you want comp boulder dick measuring enter a comp.
i hate slab boulders so much
>>176350i love outdoor slab but fuck indoor slab
>>176352outdoor slab has better friction for smearing, indoor slabs will use large black volumes for that friction but when they use those its often not steep enough and then it too easy. also falling on indoor slab is scarier because the holds stick out.i like slab because its not pumpy and you can stop to rest at any time between moves, when i do outdoor slab its mostly on lead so its nice to be able to do that, also i really like bad and tiny holds on slab which is rare indoorsmy old gym used to make good slab problems though but i dont live in the area anymore
What the fuck bros there were some deaf mute dudes at my gym today. They share beta with sign language it was absolutely kino. They also can't spray beta to normies and clap every time you send. I need to find a mutie gym now...
>>176354>>176352>also falling on indoor slab is scarier because the holds stick out.it's thisfuck slab problems where failing by sliding off a bad foothold puts your falling trajectory right onto some weird shaped hold 4 feet below you. maybe better setting can mitigate this, but it also doesn't change the likelihood of you getting cheese gratered on the gym wall if you fallevery fucking time I scrape my knee or leg badly while climbing, it's on a fucking slab
>>176271reds at off are pretty tough, are you sure you didn't mean pink? anyways hudy boulder karlin is pretty nice, but expensive and overcrowded at peak times. i like ultraant, but it's definitely an oldschool gym with routes focused on strength and technique, not dynos. jeremi sport (trinactka) has a nice boulder but with inconsistent difficulties. jungle letnany and bigwall also have nice boulders, but you should mgo there mainly for climbingthe outdoor boulder at holesovice was nice, but somewhat difficult, yeah. it basically didn't have the lowest grade of boulders.anyways if you have off nearby, then why not, it's not a bad gym. it just has a lot of dyno boulders deeper into grades and is overcrowded a lot.
>>175092>LS Mantralovin' it, literally the thinnest and modt sensitive shoe I've ever wornno edge is bae
>>176392That's why you need to push yourself away from the wall every time you lose balance or slip, slab boulder or not
I am begging my fellow white men who climb at TRC to stop climbing with the most dysgenic asian “women” imaginable.
>>176394lol noi climbed a bunch of pinks during my first time everi can do about half of reds right now and that's where i really plateauedthe blues and yellows im not even touching (except for one blue i almost managed to clear) because it is a pure freakshow territory for mutants with sticky fingers and pumped coresalso i'm pretty fond of dynos and i like how they've been putting at least one dyno on almost every wall in the latest iterationsthanks for recommendations though, ill try them out, trinactka also seems to be close enough to me
>>174797I hate these kind of shit. At least he’s using a rope
Indoor climbing is for onions fags and isn't even real. Harden the fuck up and learn to climb. Go outside and climb highballs sans pads at easy grades until you're no longer a massive pussy.
Alternative U.K. based climbing zine: https://www.modernclimber.co.uk/
>>176741why do you care? why should others care?
>>176741Nah, indoor climbing is really fun and often more convenient than going to a crag.
Bros how the fuck do I fix my terrible upper body strength.I think it's because I'm tall 6'3) and used to be fat (lost weight by eating 1500 kcal a day for 8 months, weigh 160 lb now).I can barely do 2 pullups, and I can't even hang in half crimp on the largest edge at the hangboards. Should I roid?I climb 6b+ on lead so it's not like I'm completely useless.
>>176806>6’3>160Lmaooooo skelly. Seriously, if you can’t even do two pullups why the fuck are you even using a hangboard? You’re going to injure yourself. Stop following these retarded grifters like “coach” Louise who get paid to promote hangboarding. You’re going to destroy your pulleys
>>176806You fix it by working on it.For pullups, there's many options. You can do pullups with resistance band to help you build up to the point you don't need it. Or you can just do 2 pullups, rest and do 2 more for total of like 20 reps. You can also throw in some negative pull ups. Do 2 pullups, jump to the top and do one mire negative rep. Rest and repeat. Once you can easily do 8 to 12 pullups, I'd consider adding weight. And for finger strength you could try climbing more overhang stuff. Also submaximal weight hangs. So you stand on your toes and hang from an edge. Slowly build up finger strength by helping your fingers less and less with your legs until you can hang.I would also recommend doing some shoulder strength exercises. For this I personally like to hop onto the 45° spray wall and reach for the next hold as slowly as possible and when I'm in the position, hover over the next hold for like 3 seconds more. The is probably the most climbing specific exercise for shoulder strength I can think of.You can also do facepulls.And don't forget to train push strength of the upper body for general health and fitness reasons.
Lmao some dyel on /fit/ says climbing is purely a gear queer sport like cycling where gear makes you a better climber/cyclist. Those new $200 shoe aren’t going to make you a better climber
>>176810>Climbing is like biking in that it’s a rich fag sport and a lot of your “skill” is dictated by gear
>>176807Half crimp and open hand on large edges should be able to fuck up anyone's hands. As long as he isn't full crimping like a retard
>>176810its almost the opposite in a way... spend 500 usd on trad gear only to use it on routes several grades below your max sports grade
I want to start lifting again to look better (be stronger too I guess)I originally followed Greyskull's for awhile before getting into climbing. Anyone lift and have suggestions on a plan? Otherwise I was just gonna bench/OHP, squat/deadlift to start and think about adding other shit as I go along
>>176828> Otherwise I was just gonna bench/OHP, squat/deadlift to start and think about adding other shit as I go alongThat’s what I do. I also do an intense KB workout once a week. I just lift and climb. My body is weird where I can lift and climb the same day without much detriment and I am 31. So I try to climb minimum twice a week, and lift 2-3 times a week. Will climb more if I can get my wife to the gym on the weekends when she is not working
>>176831Thanks that's real helpful, cheers
some elite climbers must be seething.she's going to the olympics and i can't even remember if she ever made an ifsc podium finish before kek. these "universality" rules are shit. literally affirmative action lmao.
>>176879she's made (boulder) finals multiple times thoughat least it's not like alannah yip (who thankfully didn't make it) who has made a single final in her entire career and that's 6 years ago
>>176879>oceania qualifier won by oceania mackenziewhat did ifsc mean by this?
>>176747Aren’t you a bit old to be on 4chan Dan
>>175990What does "spraying beta" mean?
>>176394>an oldschool gym with routes focused on strength and technique, not dynosHow I wish we got this here.
>>177033Telling (but also showing?) others the solution to boulder problems without them asking for it
3rd month climber posting. Went for my first evening session (usually I go before lunch). It made a massive difference. Barely anything felt possible, even stuff I've sent before. Doesn't help that I'm a fat bastard. Climbing's been the most fun I've had doing anything physical.
>>177109I see, I don't like these motherfuckers.>>177129I want to try going in the morning, in the evening I'm sometimes pretty exhausted mentally and it's hard to gather motivation.
Bros, share some of your favourite climbs in the V0 to V6 range for the 25° moonboard. I offer you a cutie smile in exchange.
>>177189How accurate are the grades on moon/tension/kilter boards?I've only ever climbed indoors at places with colour grades and I'd like to know what level I'm at before I go climbing on rock.
>>177189>25° moonboardI've never seen one before, do they actually exist?t. 40° V4 shitter
>>177248Yea, they exist. It is actually the only standardised board in the entire city. But there's a pretty big 45° spray wall next to it so it's not all that bad when it comes to board climbing.
>>176741probably not the best season to post this in
>>177285What are you talking about? Just bring a snow shovel and tarp and you're good to go bouldering year round. The snow will help break any falls you take, too.
>>177287i did go bouldering last weekend but it started snowing an hour after i got there and topouts got too slippery, it was 30f then but now its ~15f which is a bit too cold for me tbdesu even in sunny facing crags
>>177285i recall hearing that the conditions are actually the best in winter on our local boulders. but i prefer to be warm and cozy
>be new to area>find climbing group>mix of girls and guys, do like some of the girls>day after day, climb with them, things seem cool>this tuesday, it was just me and a gril I liked>thought It'd be nice to climb with her, maybe even ask her out>catch her on a phone call while going to the water fountain>she's talking about how she can't even standing being next to me and she just wants to go home>retreat to the men's room for an hour, flip through my phone>she's gone when I leaveit's happened before, but it still hurts
>>177335Don’t think this happened, m8:
>>177335Have you tried climbing with your shirt off? Chicks love that shit.
>>177289Well there's your problem. You gotta go bouldering before or after the snow happens. 15f is cold though. I'd probably also drive elsewhere to climb if it's below 20. Having lots of good winter clothing and gear like hand/foot warmers and a hot thermos helps a lot but sub-freezing is sub-freezingI hate warm temps tho. I prefer 30-40 degrees more than 70+ no contest. 45 is optimal.
>>177335just become trans
>just now starting climbing at 26>projected being able to climb v5 in 2 yearsI should have started sooner
>>177496How did you project that?
>>177497I saw it on a youtube video for beginning climbers
>>177512>saw it on youtube Kek stopped reading right there
>>177512Link to the vid? I'm really interested how did they come up with that, so I can laugh.
>>177496You have a date or something?
watching reels or clips of people doing """"V8+"""" in indoor gyms that look like V4/V5 at my gym is hilarious. I'm not even trying to say that my gym is the best, it's just that I can't believe people think what they are doing is truly that grade. at least people in the comments usually roast these clout chasers
>>177582the difference just between gyms in the same city is nutsIn nyc, cliffs at lic seems to have fair grading but cliffs at harlem and cliffs at gowanus are inflated as fuck and set more dynamic bullshit
Outdoor season is over here in MN. Looking for advice on how to identify weaknesses/low hanging fruit that I can train during the long winter