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Jan 17, 2014, 5:29 PM

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Re: [kennoyce] Doing dynos and climbing on steep edges and other problems. HELP ME PEOPLE!
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kennoyce wrote:

I have to agree with gravitron5000 here, you may not like the tone of mark801's post, but the advice he gives is pretty good.

The couple of things I can recommend are as follows:

You've only been climbing for a short period of time, just have fun with it, try not to get injured, and improvement will come with practice.

Don't worry about what other climbers think of you or feel embarrassed. Everyone had to start at the beginning just like you, and in real life, most climbers tend to be pretty nice people.

When asking for advice, try asking the most experienced climbers you can find. Even though it may have been longer since they were at the climbing phase you are currently at, they will be much more likely to see exactly what you are doing wrong and exactly what you need to do to fix it. People closer to your level will have a much harder time doing this.

Overhangs will require upper body and arm strength no matter what. There is no magic way to use your legs on an overhang that will take all the weight off your arms. There are techniques that will help some, but you are going to have to increase your upper body and arm strength to be able to climb overhangs, that's just a fact. What's the best way to do this you may ask? Well, the answer is to keep trying overhangs. Just get on the easiest overhanging routes and go up and down them a bunch of times, when they start feeling easy, move to a harder problem or route and do the same.

Lastly, improvement takes time. I know it can be frustrating, but try to be patient and the improvement will come.

Oh and really lastly, this is the internet, you've got to harden up a bit because people are much more rude when they are hiding behind an anonymous username on a screen.

Kennoyce and Gravitron5000, you were right, but I don't really find marc801's comments helping at all as much as the other climber's advices. To me, he make it sound so easy by his tone.

Any way,
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As for chalk, being cold usually means that chalk is not needed as much, but damp and sweaty are exactly the conditions that climbing chalk will help with. If your hands are slipping because they are damp, chalk should help.

I guess I was wrong about this, but still, I don't find it the major problem why I could not execute dyno or climbing at steep rocks. With all honesty, I never used a chalk before. I thought they aren't needed.


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Overhangs will require upper body and arm strength no matter what. There is no magic way to use your legs on an overhang that will take all the weight off your arms. There are techniques that will help some, but you are going to have to increase your upper body and arm strength to be able to climb overhangs, that's just a fact. What's the best way to do this you may ask? Well, the answer is to keep trying overhangs. Just get on the easiest overhanging routes and go up and down them a bunch of times, when they start feeling easy, move to a harder problem or route and do the same.

@kennoyce- I know but, wouldn't you require good arms for overhangs? Mine is "osteoporotic" skinny (very skinny) I'm so afraid that my arms wouldn't hold my weight much. In my first post, I asked if my skinny arms are still candidate for rock climbing and people said yes and Im just confused when some people tells me "put your weight off your legs" then you said "you require arm strength". Can you please enlighten me more? I know it sounds stupid, but really that would be a good advice if you could just help me understand and all.

Im just new in Asia and alone, I feel a bit awkward, but still I'll do my best to ask my instructor. I know I still have a long way to go.

PS: I know this is the internet and a lot of rude people would be anywhere. But there's no really need to Marc801 to cuss at me, call me a troll, or anything. This is why I don't like the internet much, you would ask a question and then some people would cuss you. It's like arguing to an uncivilised person.

Any way thanks to the comments, really appreciated them.


(This post was edited by 1climbergirl on Jan 18, 2014, 12:10 AM)



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