Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Climbing Movement: 2. Direction of Pull

Climbing Movement – 48s

Up Next in Climbing Movement

  • Climbing Movement: 3. Hand Hold Orien...

    There are four basic types of hand-hold orientations found in rock climbing. This video does not describe the types of holds, such as a crimper or sloper. Instead, we are talking about hand-hold orientation.

    The four types of hand-hold orientations:

    1. Horizontal hold - With this type of ...

  • Climbing Movement: 4. Open Hand vs. I...

    Let’s review the difference between Open Hand hand holds, and In-Cut hand holds. Think of open hand and in-cut as two different families of holds.

    Open Hand - When your hand becomes molded to the rock, without an in-cut feature that allows you to pull on (or away from) the wall. Climbing on o...

  • Climbing Movement: 5. Jugs

    A “jug” is a term used to describe a large positive feature, typically a hand hold. The textbook jug is a full hand, or in-cut, or positive circle of a hold, and allows you to completely latch on so you can feel secure.

    A foothold can also be “juggy”, meaning very positive and capable of ea...