In your journey to climb higher and achieve more there’s no substitute for good technique and practice. Craggy Island can help in this in two powerful ways:
- Our comprehensive offering of courses and sessions for climbers of all abilities.
- Our 3 Star monthly membership gets you the best possible deal for lots of climb time and unlimited access to both Craggy Island centres.
Some basic common sense advice will get you a long way too, so here are some free tips:
- Warm up and stretch before you start climbing – tight muscles and ligaments don’t perform as well.
- Get in the habit of previewing and learning to read the route before you climb it.
- Save your strength as much as possible – use the minimum effort to steady your balance at any particular time.
- Keep your body close to the wall and over your centre of mass to relieve pressure on your grip.
- Wherever possible use your legs to hold your weight and your your arms for balance and movement.
- A good climber combines good technique with development of the right muscles.
- Find opportunities to rest your muscles while climbing to extend your endurance.
- Push yourself with difficult routes – this means you may fall, so be certain at all times that you put safety first.
- Practice good technique every time you climb – watch and learn from other good climbers.
- Climb frequently and enjoy your journey.