Wednesday, August 27, 2014
How to climb the wall
First, you don't just muscle your way up--you need to analyze your route.
Start with bouldering--which is, I guess, scrambling over boulders, but staying pretty close to the ground.
Then you can learn belaying in a gym with a rock wall. You will master the knots and techniques.
Keep your hands on the rope, your eyes on your climbing partner.
Do exercises to strengthen your core--also increase flexibility with yoga.
If your fingers get sore--put your hands in a bowl of rice and open and close over and over.
For me, there is no mountain I feel the need to crawl up--but people are different.