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Check the Technique and Training or Beginners Forums for topics relating to this. Then practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, and practice more. You'll gain endurance.

Bouldering builds technique and power, routes build technique and endurance.


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for strength and building confidence in your grip and technique go bouldering, for endurance repeat climbs you can send easily over and over until you fall off because your hands just won't grip any longer, wait till they've relaxed a bit and do it all over again. I personally don't find bouldering as fulfilling as climbing straight up, but it sure does help with your technique, I can tell the difference every time I climb.

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When I began climbing no too long ago I had problems with over-gripping holds, I would find a hand hold and grab on for dear life, so I too would tire out really quick. After a while you just learn not to grip so hard, I would just say to keep climbing and grip strength will come naturally. Another thing to do to increase finger strength is to just start hanging on stuff, doorjams work great.


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Here's some good information on using H.I.T. strips, which are one of the best ways to increase your overall hand/grip strength.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=3074&forum=24

Hope this helps.

Mick


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also 8a.au have an article about gripping positions

http://www.8a.nu/eng/index.shtml


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don't be in a hurry to match up against the older climbers. you'll get there soon enough just do a lot of endurance training or interval trainings


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also check out greatgarbanzo's article http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/index.php?ID=29




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Ok, this is gonna sound a bit silly but I started using the tips of my fingers for everyday little things to strengthen them. Eg, turning door knobs, pushing doors open, pulling draws open. After a while I wasn't even thinking about it. I reckon there is two benefits to this: 1, you maintain finger strength. 2, you learn to relax your grip while climbing cause you are more aware of what you can do with just your fingers.


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yeah, i do the use the fingertips in every day life as well.

once i accidentally jammed my fingers in a door.

boy did that hurt. i don`t recommend it.


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It may be that you are gripping the holds to hard.. try climbing with the least amount of pressure on the hand holds with out falling off.


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