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Three Tips That Will Take You From 5.10 to 5.11

A Climbing Coach's Advice on Simple Ways to Go Up a Grade.

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A climber with great wisdom once said that if you can climb 5.11, you can climb just about any mountain, cliff or wall in the world. That’s about right.

Once you start moving into 5.11 terrain, you will often be on steeper and more overhanging walls than before. The pumpy sections may not last for the entire route, but will require you to hold lock-off positions for a number of seconds and maintain a more sustained effort of climbing, though the moves are often interspersed with large hands- off rests. Use the following exercises to step up your game. …

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ALSO READ “CLIMBERS ARE GETTING STRENGTH TRAINING WRONG!” BY TOM RANDALL.