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tigerseye


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I heard somewhere that teens like me...(13-15)shouldnt do crimpy moves for some reason i cant remember why...any one have any reasons kids like us shouldnt????

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I don't get what you mean by crimpy moves. If its relating to hard moves and stuff like that i don't see why not. I am 19 and my climbing partners are all about my age and we do some crazy moves sometimes. I have a friend who likes doing heel hooks and i like laybacks personally i think if you can pull off the moves then do them just don't get hurt and have fun.


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climbingmusician - tigerseye was asking about crimp holds, not hard or crazy moves. heel hooking is heel hooking. crimping on a small edge is crimping on a small edge.

tigerseye - i don't know much about what you're asking but it probably has something to do with your tendons. climbers of any age, though perhaps particularly new climbers, must be careful not to overdo it at the beginning. crimp holds are very taxing on your tendons...make sure you warm up, stretch, and pay attention to your body. pain is your body's way of telling you to stop and rest.


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I want to ditto lmorton's response. Maybe since you are growing alot at that age, your tendons are more prone to injury. I would think though that you would be fine doing crimps as long as you worked up to it. Some of the best climbers out there started when they were in that age group.


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I had trouble with not the tendons in my finger, but in my hand. I aked my dad and he siad I just spained my metacarples. So if your hands/or fingers, hurt really bad whenever you use them, don't climb for a week or so, you'll be fine. I say this because a sprain will heal easily, but a tear will not.

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Climbing always has, and always will have its own unique deleterious effects upon the human body, no matter which aspect you will regard it. The serious undertaking that is climbing is an extremely strenuous series of manoeuvres and movements not regularly used in most persons' everyday lives.

Basically what I'm driving at is the fact that of course climbing is going to have some negative effects upon one's body, no matter the age. This is with all simplicity due to its unintentional nature.

For example: whilst playing hockey, one is surely to get checked into the boards, does this mean that players under a certain age should not go into the "board area"? Should a soccer player not run after a loose ball for fear of hurting him/herself because of his/her age? Of course not.

As for concentrating more wholly upon the crimp movement, why shouldn't one undertake in such a approach? Climbers must undergo whatever it takes in order to find themselves victorious, and at the top. If this must include crimping, then so be it, as long as you have made a difference to yourself and how you climb.

Tigerseye (Jordon):
Quote:I heard somewhere that teens like me...(13-15)shouldnt do crimpy moves for some reason i cant remember why...

I have never in my entire climbing career heard this, and am quite curious to find out where you have learnt this information. I would be more than happy to check it out, as this inference is quite new to me.

Hope I can be of service.


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Feh. Many cases of this burn-out in young climbers is a result of hitting the rock too hard too fast. Tendons gain strength slowly so unless you have natural bands of iron connecting your fingers you need to ease into climbing crimpy routes (or any routes for that matter), and save the 5 days a week routine for when your finger strength has increased.


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i am 16. i love crimps. if they are bad for me. oh well


xen_monkey


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I'd think it was because bones haven't fused in young climber yet. Your bones grow froim the ends therefor while your growing bones at the joints are a little soft and more prone to damage from tendon/ligament connections. I once saw a sight that explained when each bone group fuses. Like a clavacle doesn't fuse until about 21 in men youger in women. But I think finger bones fuse fairly early, though the elbows may not. WebMD or a similar sight might have more info.

Don;t quote me as this is just info I remeber from my doc in my skateboard days, when I was young and foolish as apposed to old and crazy.


stevematthys


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yea, snoball knows where it is at


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That's basically what I said in my post!




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i'm 14 and LOVE crimps, my finges fit sooo nicely on them. oh yah
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Thanx i guys i'll take that into account...


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Mabe it's bad for your fingures. I'm 15, i'm not going to give up the sport because I might screw my fingures up. Lets face it, almost everything outside is crimps, you can't get by doing just slopers and jugs.


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I am 16, been climbing since I was 15, and as of yet, I haven't hurt anything. Thats including climbing on 5.11d's so yeah, I think you will be ok!


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ive been climbin for a couple years, and i love crimps! i havent pulled anything, but last nite when i was doin dead hangs on some tiny crimps, my index finger tendon felt really weird. but oh well, its fine now


harry


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i can understand what youre on about, when im really impatient and dont warm up, and i try a crimp move it can be extremely painful afterwards. It is so extremely incredibly important to warm up completely!


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