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mauta


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Hi !!
Do you warm up before climbing? (of course, assuming you are in a place that allows it!!)
If so, what do you do??
Do you warm up doing some easy climb, or, on the other hand, do you prefer to jog a little and do some stretches?

JUAN


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The best warm up is finding a sorta low 5.5 and leading up it then un clip down it.
Ben


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I like to do a short easy route, something a grade or two below my usual ability and then do some stretches. I've heard that it is better to stretch with warm muscles.
Peace


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Yep, for me I warm up in the 5.6-5.7 range. Warming up is a great way to start a day of climbing!


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Sort of. I usually stretch out a lot.


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i tend to boulder around for a few minutes and stretch my body out on juggy holds. but if i'm planning on a day of leading, i warm-up on a 5-8 or so -just to mentally prepare for added risk/fun/fear/rush of leading instead of bouldering or toproping.


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i stretch first then do easy bouldering routes for a few minutes


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what the hell are you talking about? of course i warm up. it's cold in the northeast.


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With most of the places I climb, the walk up to the crag is enough warm up for me. Twisting off the top of the water bottle is the final stretch.

Bulldog


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If you plan to climb something that is hard for you, you should do 3 or 4 warmup pitches beforehand, starting with something that is easy for you and progressing to a route that is about one number grade easier than the hard route you plan to do.

-Jay


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Like everyone. I stretch a little. It really depends on what kind of route/problem I'm hopping on. Just use your brain.


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Definitely!

Do lots quite a lot of stretching and swing the arms around abit, get the shoulders warmed up.

Then I boulder around on really juggy stuff, for quite a few minutes, and slowly stretch out, the I practise some not so big dynos to get focus going and get the ol' ticker going a bit - hee hee
and then...and only then ..I'm ready to climb Dude!

STIG


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I warm up on the first limb.


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I warm up by doing an easy route or problem and then getting into the harder stuff. I used to strech but I found it doing more harm then good for me.


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Hi , i'm warm a little with some strech joggin.


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The hike in, and racking gear is enough warm up for me usually. Then I stretch, and jump on something 2 grades below my max.

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NO,

and I pay for it with various bouts of tendonitis.

WARM UP,

you will get to climb more

beta


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Not really, jest stretch legs and sholders on the start of the climb before I get off the ground.


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  Oooh yeah...
1st I do a super easy route just to warm
the muscles up, then stretch...why?
Because coming back from 2 pulled tendons
and the burning pain of tendonitis in
my right shoulder,is the result of not
warming up .


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After having surgery on both of my knees last March, I now spend a few minutes stretching my legs, knees, and ankles for those high-steps and stems.


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i warm up a little stretch fro about five min nad if i can boulder before i get into really climbing hard.


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i warm up by doing some easy routes first. works wonders in building up the confidence.

after that, some chin-ups, and i'm ready to go

// arrowhead //


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i warm up by doing some regular stretching exercises


beanny


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i suggest warming down as much as i emphiase warming up... they can really save ur tired muscles from being rendered useless the day after....


dynosi


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Spot on Beanny

AT A YOUNG AGE WARMING DOWN IS FAR FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN WARMING UP!!!!!

But the older u get the more effort needs to be given to warming up.

Happy Climbing

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