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thomasribiere


Feb 1, 2011, 7:35 AM
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To add to the Climbing dictionary : definitions of power, power endurance...
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hi all,

as a foreigner, I'm still a bit confused with the following terms used in climbing : power, power-endurance, endurance...

In France, we use the words
- force = power or strength (short exercise, bouldering type)
- résistance longue = endurance I suppose = use of the aerobic respiration for long exercises,
- résistance courte, which might be what you call power-endurance, but not sure. Résistance courte is the use of the anaerobic glycolysis system (with production of acid lactic). Typically one pitch overhangs with no rest.
- continuité or conti, which is a kind of mix of endurance and ability to take useful/complete rests in hard routes, like overhangs with good rests (kneebars under tufas ; large pocket on which you can rest one arm after the other)...


If someone with enough scientific knowledge could add some meaningful definitions here : http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ictionary_528.html#p, it would be great. Thank you.


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thomasribiere wrote:
hi all,

as a foreigner, I'm still a bit confused with the following terms used in climbing : power, power-endurance, endurance...

In France, we use the words
- force = power or strength (short exercise, bouldering type)
- résistance longue = endurance I suppose = use of the aerobic respiration for long exercises,
- résistance courte, which might be what you call power-endurance, but not sure. Résistance courte is the use of the anaerobic glycolysis system (with production of acid lactic). Typically one pitch overhangs with no rest.
- continuité or conti, which is a kind of mix of endurance and ability to take useful/complete rests in hard routes, like overhangs with good rests (kneebars under tufas ; large pocket on which you can rest one arm after the other)...


If someone with enough scientific knowledge could add some meaningful definitions here : http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ictionary_528.html#p, it would be great. Thank you.

It sounds like you guys have a decent qualification system for terminology. I think you have the right idea though.

I would say power-endurance is, as you guessed, most used here to define your résistance courte above... extended climbing using anaerobic system.


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