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Dec 5, 2000, 1:08 AM
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I NEED HELP WITH MY PINCH
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carpediem1925 (ryon arnold) wrote:

>HEY, WHAT\'S UP? I JUST STARTED CLIMBING IN AUGUST. I MAINLY CLIMB INDOORS AT THE COLLEGE THAT I ATTEND. I AM GETTING BETTER, BUT I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY HAND STRENGTH. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW I CAN CREATE A STRONGER GRIP SO THAT I CAN GRAB A SMALLER HOLD PLEASE LET ME NOW.

you say, \"pinch\", but i assume you really mean \"crimp\". this is using the tips of the fingers to gain purchase of a small hold.
a trick you can use until you develope more crimp strength is to \"crown\", do this by putting your thumb over you index finger and middle if you can reach, you thumb is much stronger than any individual finger, so you\'re adding another digit to your grip. you can also stack one or more fingers on a \"mono\"... say you have a hold you can only fit one finger on, use your middle finger(strongest) and stack your index and ring fingers on the middle(shape of an upside down triangle), you can even crown this with your thumb, then you\'re actually using 4 fingers instead of one.
as far as building your crimp strength, do pull ups from your door jams.


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