Quick Tip: Focus on Your Footwork Beta

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It's common to see climbers miming beta. They stand at the base of the wall, waving their arms in the air like they're performing a spell, and then pull on. But when performing this ritual, many ignore the important footwork they'll need to execute amidst the hand movements. Paige Claassen explains that our foot beta is often if equal, or greater, importance—and complexity.

If you’re serious about climbing harder grades with reduced fatigue, then improving your footwork will help you accomplish your goals—and send your projects. Climbing Magazine and pro climber Paige Claassen have teamed up to create Precision Footwork, a 7-week online course which focuses solely on footwork, one of the most crucial—but all too often overlooked—aspects of rock climbing. Learn more and sign up here.