Climbing Training for Rock Climbing

What is next, now that you are all good and warmed up? Go climbing! For most climbers, a session at the gym consists of moving about the gym and climbing different routes. Top-roping, leading, and bouldering – some will be easy, some hard, and you climb until you are too tired to hang on any longer.

This in itself is great training. As the great rock climber and visionary Tony Yaniro once said, “Never pass up the opportunity to get pumped!” You will improve following this routine!

At some point, however, it is beneficial to apply some method to the rock-climbing training experience. Loosely borrowing from other sports, we can organize specific training for rock climbing around three concepts: endurance, strength or difficulty, and technique.