Improving Footwork -Outdoor climbing

Posted: April 24, 2014 by kirisyko in Climbing, Rock Climbing

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Climbs in the gym requires a great deal of footwork and technique, but I’ve never found an indoor climbing hold that was truly as small as some of the feet you must use outdoors. Even in the more beginner to intermediate stages of outdoor climbing, it may feel like there is nothing there when you first look at a climb. Therefore, it feels like a slightly different game at times. I’m coming up with some tips to help anyone out there who is interested, as well as myself.

Let’s start with some basics:

1. You want to make sure you have a good outdoor climbing shoe. I have been wearing the Mad Rock Contact 2.0s and they are super sensitive. I like this because I can feel each hold and inside this really improved my footwork. The problem is that when your foothold is a tiny pebble you can hardly…

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