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Poll: Bouldering: Topout vs. Jump Down
Topout 8 / 47%
Jump Down 1 / 6%
Both 8 / 47%
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WinkWink


Mar 11, 2013, 9:11 AM
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Bouldering: Topout vs. Jump Down
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I'm building a gym, and wonder what people prefer.


skelldify


Mar 11, 2013, 9:44 AM
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Top-out, no question. Even if all the top-outs are easy, they still help get the top-out moves wired. I also feel that even easy top-outs help a ton with flexibility. If people don't want to top-out, they can drop off after matching the last hold, or whatever.

I have yet to see a gym that requires topping out straight from an overhang (heel-hook -> rockover type moves.) That would be immensely helpful. Most gyms put a 1-3 foot slab to top out on, which is still good, but there are a lot of tricky top-outs outdoors which that doesn't prepare you for.


robx


Mar 11, 2013, 10:56 AM
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skelldify wrote:
Top-out, no question. Even if all the top-outs are easy, they still help get the top-out moves wired. I also feel that even easy top-outs help a ton with flexibility. If people don't want to top-out, they can drop off after matching the last hold, or whatever.

I have yet to see a gym that requires topping out straight from an overhang (heel-hook -> rockover type moves.) That would be immensely helpful. Most gyms put a 1-3 foot slab to top out on, which is still good, but there are a lot of tricky top-outs outdoors which that doesn't prepare you for.

the gym in charlotte nc has a steep section straight to top-out. It really does help with real topouts.


Kartessa


Mar 11, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I have yet to see a gym that requires topping out straight from an overhang (heel-hook -> rockover type moves.) That would be immensely helpful. Most gyms put a 1-3 foot slab to top out on, which is still good, but there are a lot of tricky top-outs outdoors which that doesn't prepare you for.




djlachelt


Mar 11, 2013, 10:50 PM
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skelldify wrote:
I have yet to see a gym that requires topping out straight from an overhang (heel-hook -> rockover type moves.) That would be immensely helpful. Most gyms put a 1-3 foot slab to top out on, which is still good, but there are a lot of tricky top-outs outdoors which that doesn't prepare you for.

CityRock in Colorado Springs has plenty of both.


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