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jumaringjeff


Dec 13, 2001, 7:02 AM
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Hey everyone. I'm looking for some technical pointers for climbing on overhanging routes. I try to 'hang' on my hands rather than pulling all the time, but I still seem to get pumped rather quickly. One thing I'm confused about is how to use my feet to my advantage (it seems as though when I'm on an overhanging route, all of my weight is on my hands, even when my feet are on). Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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case22


Dec 13, 2001, 7:14 AM
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Always keep your arms straight. If you can, it's always good to make your move, shake out an arm, then make another move. However, you're not shaking out your arms while 'hangdogging' You're resting on the hold that you have. About the whole feet thing; my friends and I always try to trust our feet even more. You have to stay on your toes and push with your legs. Sorry if you can't understand that, but it's the best way that I can explain it!


talons05


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You will use a lot of abs on overhangs as well. Sit ups and crunches will help with this. Your abs help your feet stay on the wall. You will need to learn to "pull" with your feet as well as push. See if you can get a book or get online somewhere and look up the "bicycle move"

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