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Dec 15, 2012, 8:08 PM

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Re: [arcadiandj] Question for older climbers.
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Don't campus. Don't dyno until you've been climbing for a while and your hands and arms have adapted. When your elbows start to feel sore, tone down the intensity and/or take a break for a few days. Focus on technique (maybe by watching other people or doing some drills) not strength. Stay away from the pull-ups. I'm 45, everyone I know my age and older has at least occasional trouble with their elbows.

I wouldn't recommend staying away from leading. Injury from lead climbing isn't an age related issue it's a knowledge and experience (and some luck) issue. Lead when you feel ready to lead; otherwise you'll cheat yourself out of one of the best reasons to climb.

(This post was edited by shockabuku on Dec 15, 2012, 8:12 PM)

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