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Old 02-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
Karin Jonczak
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Rope Climbing...

I am the only weirdo who can do kipping pull-ups, climbs rocks (to a fairly high level) and can't climb the ROPE to save my life!???

I think it must be a technique, but what gives?? I really only move about a foot and then fall off!!!

I have my foot wrapped, but it doesn't really seem to help???

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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Re: Rope Climbing...

It's literally all technique and it's all in your feet. You have to clamp the rope with your feet so that you could almost take both hands off the rope. You then work your way up like a catepillar with your legs doing all the pushing. Here is a link that shows the feet. The USMC does a lot of rope climbing on their obstacle courses so try checking some of their sites. I hope this helps, and I'm sorry if that wasn't your question.

http://functionalhandstrength.com/ro...bing_tips.html (w/f/s)

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Old 02-14-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Rope Climbing...

yeah... that's what I was trying to do... I think I need me some practice!!

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Old 02-14-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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Re: Rope Climbing...

What's your max in pull-ups? Is your grip strong enough to hold onto the rope without leg assistance? If so, you may find that simply climbing the rope arms-only is much faster.
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Re: Rope Climbing...

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What's your max in pull-ups? Is your grip strong enough to hold onto the rope without leg assistance? If so, you may find that simply climbing the rope arms-only is much faster.
I think that my grip strength would probably be 'ok', but the frenchies (climbing slang for the pull-ups where the hands aren't at the same height) would do me in.

I think I just thought it would be 'easy' and when it wasn't thought it must be me!

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