climbing technique

Spice up your typical pull-up bar workout…
2-3 sets of the following:
- Typewriter: left & right
- Around the World: clockwise & counter clockwise
- Zig Zag: Typewriter movement during slow pull-up. Reverse.

Keep a wide grip for larger range of motion. Its important to keep a slow controlled movement through each pull-up and lower.
I feel my lock off game has improved because of these sets! 


Try it out for yourself and let me know!

[Natalie Duran.]

Rock Climbing!S.Coups
  • you and choi seungcheol are rock climbing buddies
  • meaning that you’re each others belay partner, beta, and bouldering partner
  • (if you don’t speakey the lingo, that means you’re the person attached to the rope making sure other person doesn’t fall to their death, person giving climbing advice, and person you just climb rocks with even without a rope) 
  • when you at the climbing center or outdoors to climb
  • you can bet money that csc is nearby 
  • he’s your climbing partner #4lyf
  • and it’s been this way since your first day climbing way back when
  • you two met at your first ever climbing class where they taught you basic climbing techniques and how to belay a human being
  • you two were paired up for the class 
  • you two learned to belay together and you were the first person he belayed in his life and he was the first person you ever belayed
  • you two then took the exam together at the end of the class so that you’d be able to climb at the climbing center
  • and when the test ended, coups was all like
  • “so….. wanna be my climbing partner since I don’t know anyone else here and I kinda need a buddy to stay alive while climbing…”
  • and you agreed bc you were in the same boat
  • after that you two were p mush inseparable when it came to climbing
  • theres no one you trust more 
  • and when you’re climbing with someone else, it’s not the same as climbing with the dude who you can communicate with wordlessly from 12 meters up in the air
  • you two stuck with each other as you leveled up
  • learned to lead rope together
  • went climbing outdoors for the first time together 
  • started taking roadtrips to go climbing together
  • you two didnt really know anyone else that climbed so you two were stuck with each other
  • and neither of you minded
  • when you got into college, you two were super excited
  • SAME COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!
  • GET TO SEE EACH OTHER AT SCHOOL AND NOT JUST THE GYM :D
  • yasssssss
  • you two were also super excited to join the climbing team at your uni and that was the first thing the two of you did
  • when you joined the team, you two made friends with other people who climbed for the first time
  • (csc’s hs friends - jeonghan and jisoo - weren’t really the climbing type even though he tried to convince them a few times)
  • both of you were super happy to make new climbing friends
  • but you were still each others’ fav partners 
  • koot
  • now you’re well acquainted with the team and your school
  • but you two are still p much joint at the hip when it comes to climbing
  • (and outside too now that you’re at the same school)
  • the team is constantly trying to get you two to admit that you’re dating
  • but you’re not??????
  • like,
  • yes, you have matching harnesses
  • BUT
  • that’s bc you went to the shopping for harnesses together back in high school and they were the one kind on sale?
  • you two got it when you were “still new and didn’t know all the cool specialized stores!”
  • aoidjfals;dfkjals;dkfjals;dkf
  • “still matchy” 
  • *winks from like half the climbing team*
  • (mostly mingyu)
  • half the team is convinced that you two are secretly dating
  • and the other half are your closer friends and know that the two of you arent dating
  • but they’re placing bets on when you’ll get together 
  • bc 
  • “it’s only a matter of time at this point”
  • WHAT IS THAT EVEN SUPPOSED TO MEAN
  • ladkfjla;sdjfla;dsjfladskjfl;saj
  • anyways
  • one day
  • during a team dinner,
  • the team gets you to admit that you have a crush on someone
  • the whole team is wiggling their eyebrows at you and side eyeing coups
  • and you nearly punch someone
  • but csc doesnt even notice
  • bc he’s lost in his own thoughts like
  • !!!!!!!!!!!
  • YOU LIKE SOMEONE????????
  • !!!!!!!!!!!
  • he asks who it is 
  • but you refuse to tell
  • bc the teams right
  • (of course)
  • and the person you like is none other than choi seungcheol.
  • you didn’t like him from day one
  • but ever since he helped you after that one bad fall, 
  • you were hooked
  • he’d p much blamed himself for you getting hurt bc he didnt catch you properly as the belayer
  • he even ran to the convinience store to get you ice that day
  • but they didnt have ice so he brought back frozen orange juice mix 
  • (its the thought that counts)
  • watching him worry and fuss over you and seeing how much he cared made you fall for him
  • just thinking about how worried and how gentle he was then….
  • *heart eyes for days*
  • after that day
  • you started to notice all the little things about him and the way he treated people more
  • like the way he interacts with the team
  • you esp liked watching him interact with mingyu bc csc’s shorter
  • but hes always poking fun at the taller one until he’s whining like a little puppy
  • and you can see the “aw you’re too cute” written all over his face and
  • alsdjf;lasdjf;lasdkjk
  • its like watching seungcheol with a child or puppy 
  • which would make your heart combust prob
  • but mingyu’s p much both so you’re heart is combusting anyways
  • and youre still falling
  • (which is ironic since his job as your climbing partner is to catch you when you fall)
  • anywhooooooo
  • yes you like choi seungcheol
  • but you’re not going to admit it in front of him or the team
  • never in a million years
  • its prob not too hard to tell that you like csc if you have eyes
  • but seungcheol’s dense
  • like
  • vvvvvvvvv dense.
  • choi seungcheol, being choi seungcheol, keeps asking you who you like
  • tell me. tell me. please? tell me. tell meeeeeee”
  • he turns into a whiny baby when the other boys aren’t around
  • its like he knows he’s cute or something
  • anyway
  • you’re answer is still a firm “no.”
  • he keeps bugging you but your lips are sealed
  • and this bothers seungcheol so much that he goes ranting about it to his roommate
  • (even though he already tells his roommate everything anyways)
  • “WE LITERALLY TRUST EACH OTHER WITH OUR LIVES! WHY CAN’T I KNOW WHO IT IS?”
  • this continues on a daily basis for weeks
  • and lucky for seungcheol,
  • his roommate (AKA seungcheol’s fav music major - don’t tell seokmin AKA lee jihoon) isn’t as dense as he is
  • and this roommate eventually gets fed up with the ranting
  • “WE LITERALLY TRUST EACH OTHER -”
  • “with your lives. i get it.”
  • “it’s been weeks and i still dont know. and who knows how long Y/N had a crush on this guy. Why can’t they just tell me? I deserve to know blahblahblahblah
  • its the start of another seungcheol rant and jihoon’s done™
  • “it’s bc the person is you, you dense buckethead”
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! moment for cheol
  • or
  • it should be
  • but no
  • coups is, as jihoon v nicely put it, “a dense bucket head”
  • “that can’t be true.”
  • jihoon rolls his eyes at his dense roommate and just gets back to work
  • seungcheol brushes off jihoons comment and goes to mope some more
  • goddang it coups
  • his reasoning is basicallly
  • Y/N can’t like me like that bc I don’t like Y/N like that 
  • right?
  • which is dumb
  • but he’s dense
  • smh
  • anyyyyy waysssssss
  • after jihoon’s comment
  • seungcheol starts to become hyperaware of everything relating to you
  • he starts to reallly notice everything
  • he notices you laughing from across the room
  • he notices you blushing when he lands a little too close to you after a climb
  • he notices that your lockscreen is a group pic of the climbing team
  • but cut so that you and him are in the center of your phone
  • and he notices that maybe you do like him…..
  • and maybe,
  • just maybe
  • he likes you too
  • and he starts to consider the what ifs
  • what if you were actually dating?
  • what would it be like to hold your had everyday, and not just the rope you were attached to
  • what would it be like to go on dates and spend time together outside of school and climbing
  • what would it be like to share more of his life with you 
  • what if he could hug you in a non CONGRATS YOU FINISHED THAT SUPER HARD 5.13! (5.13 is a hard level in climbing) way
  • what if he could call you whenever to tell you about his horrible professor
  • what if he didn’t have to hold back?
  • and that’s when it hits him
  • oh dear lordy.
  • he likes you.
  • took him long enough
  • this realization makes him start to take the jokes in a v diiff way when the team jokes about the two of you dating 
  • and you notice
  • “are you ok? your face is kind of red”
  • “he’s not ok. he’s sick with love”
  • *whack*
  • “shut up mingyu - seriously, are you ok?”
  • you take him outside to make sure he’s not sick or anything
  • but then he opens his mouth
  • “what if we actually dated?”
  • ???????
  • wat.
  • you’re struggling to process what’s going on but he keeps talking
  • “what if we actually dated? I think i like you. i think i’ve liked you for a while now”
  • and you’re like 
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • is he really confessing to you right now?
  • *flips out*
  • but you being you, 
  • do not know how to accept a confession
  • and you being the awkward bean you are, 
  • start to ramble
  • “well, if we did start dating we’d have to deal with a lot of teasing from the team. and i’m p sure mingyu has a bet going with eunwoo about when we’ll get together so we’ll see who betted what and who’s losing money and -”
  • you’re still rambling when coups grabs your hands and looks you square in the eyes
  • “jihoon said you like me. is that true?”
  • *nod*
  • bc 
  • what are words?
  • and your head barely moves before seungcheol is squishing you in a huge hug
  • and suddenly you’re a thing
  • and your crush doesn’t seem so ridiculous or onesided
  • you get to actually do coupley things now
  • (to the delight of both you and the dense one)
  • and now jihoon gets to hear about how fabulous your dates are instead of how you don’t trust coups 
  • yeyyyyyyyyy
  • the two of you walk into the next holding hands 
  • and amidst the “FINALLY” and “TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGHS” when you tell people that you’re dating
  • you see Mingyu slip eunwoo a few bills
  • rip gyu’s wallet
  • and when seungcheol hugs you from behind playfully 
  • and the chorus of awwwws ensue 
  • you can’t stop the smile from taking over your face
  • bc even with mingyu commenting “aww look at how disgustingly sweet”
  • you wouldn’t change a thing

Written by Admin Sea

youtube

#Create a Field #Expedient #Rope #Ladder with the Ladder Lashing!!


#Learn How to Make a Rope Ladder.

Catherine Destivelle free soloing El Matador (5.10d 5 pitches 250′) Devil’s Tower, Wyoming - look ma, no hands

photo: Beth Wald

This climb went from trad solo to free solo half way up the route. Very bold!

setting up self-belay at the base…

a kink in the rope jamming the belay device…

untying the rope and letting go…

…free soloing to the top!

source

Sitting here before my basketball game tonight listening to Queen and feeling the best I’ve felt in awhile. My move to this new territory was a smart one, I love getting out at 3pm even if it means I have to be to work by 6am and it is much less stressful. I no longer straight up wish for death while I’m working and I’m able to enjoy my evenings more because I’m not stressing and full of anxiety about work.

I took a bouldering (climbing) technique class yesterday evening and it was a lot of fun and I feel like I did learn some new moves and things to practice so that is exciting.

The Peak District.

There are few things we enjoy more than getting out in the Peak with a few amazing athletes and a camera and shooting some of the stunning classic lines which seem to be everywhere.
As the temperatures get colder, just like in Fountainblue, the friction increases and the wads come out to start storming their mega hard projects.

As we’re packing to go out to the Alps this winter, we are all a little bit sad to be missing Grit season here in the UK. We may have to make a couple trips back over to climb and shoot. 😏

Hope you guys like this shot! It was from a shoot for rock rags and betamonkeys a couple of weeks ago. We shot with Alex Messenger from BMC and it was fun to compare techniques etc.