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Re-Gram: 9 Climbing Training Tricks

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Photo Gallery: 9 Climbing Training Tricks

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Squeezing in pinch-training and shoulder-press exercises at work.

—Favia Dubyk

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Finger-strength training à la A-Clamps.

—Chloe Fitzmaurice

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My partner Daniel and I climb on abandoned buildings for training.

—Maria Yudin

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This is me on an FA at The Crash Pad climber hostel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

—Brendan Baars

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I know a perfect splitter when I see one.

—Chancelor Roberts

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I have yet to smash the pane of glass above my bedroom door with my axes. It’ll happen at some point, I’m sure.

—Rebecca Lloyd

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Heel hooking around the Bridge Traverse at our gîte as part of our post-climb cool-down in Font.

—Sam Milner

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There’s always something to climb if you’re motivated enough.

—Amanda Ashley

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It’s not really a climbing-training picture, but it’s still pretty cool.

—Tobias Rau

Climbers engage in some odd training activities, from urban climbing, to climbing around a bench without touching the ground, to indoor dry-tooling. Our readers submitted their silly stunts.