Most climbing holds have an ideal angle from which to pull. This indicates the direction of pull. Knowing how your hand should grab any hold is important in “planning your route”. This helps you determine your hand and foot “sequence”.
The direction of pull helps you understand how to make best use of the hand-hold or climbing feature. Sometimes you should pull, while other times you will press perpendicular to the feature.
To better understand the different types of holds, and how they affect the direction of pull, see our videos on “Positioning”, “Sequencing”, and “Posturing”.
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Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.