Articles - Training & skills - Indoor Wall
Posted: 17 Aug 2011
Bored of the same old routine at the indoor climbing wall? In this feature we look at climbing games; fun activities which will not only spice up a session but also help improve technique, endurance, body positioning and much more.
Posted: 25 May 2011
In our regular series of quick tips to help you get more out of your indoor climbing wall sessions, the guys at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester show you three ways to build stamina using the bouldering wall.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011
Can’t crack the comps? In this exclusive feature Jamie Maddison goes over the many ways to perform at your best for those just starting out in the scary world of competition climbing.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010
Two of the latest dry tooling training axes designed to allow you to workout down at the indoor wall are put through their paces in this review of the Alpkit Figfour and the Schmoolz.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010
In this article Jamie Maddison dishes out the hints and tips on how to become a better climber, handy for those just setting out on their climbing career. All Photos: Jamie Maddison
Posted: 05 Aug 2010
In our series of tips to help you get more out of your indoor climbing wall sessions Rob Mitchell, director of Craggy Island in Guildford, shows you the basic skills for leading at the wall.
Posted: 17 Jun 2010
Fingerboarding can be an absolutely indispensable tool in aiding one’s progression up through the climbing grades but - and this is a big but - only if it is used correctly! In this guide Jamie Maddison looks at the do's and don'ts of training safely on the fingerboard.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010
With winter here it's time for some training inspiration to get yourself in shape for getting out on rock again in Spring and Summer. Here are 20 training tips from top climbers, coaches, health experts and fellow Climber readers on everything from physical training, injury prevention and treatment to finger taping, nutrition and psychology. Dip in and take your pick.
Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Video: How to take in slack rope and belay a climber safely.
Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Video: How to belay safely and lower a climber down when top roping.