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INTRODUCING: PLANET GRANITE CLIMBING BASICS SERIES

Welcome!  For the next 8 weeks, we are featuring our Climbing Basics Series: the essential techniques that help build a solid foundation in climbing.

These videos are a great review for both experienced climbers and new ones!  We hope you enjoy them!  Bookmark this page so you can reference these videos later!   And don’t worry, our regular video series featuring Crux of the Week will be back in March!

Epsiode 1: HOLD & GRIP TYPES WITH MITCH

One of the first, and most important, things new climbers learn are the different types of holds you’ll find both in the gym and outside. Knowing what these holds are, and how you can best utilize them can prepare you to push your grades in your climbing. PGPDX Route Setter Mitch Newman walks us through some of the basics of each hold type. Stay tuned for Episode 2 of Planet Granite Climbing Basics Series next week!

Each week we’ll also provide a drill to help you hone your newly learned skill.

DRILL: Recognition
While climbing, call out to yourself what type of hold you are currently grabbing. This will help you remember each hold, and remind you how to best utilize that hold.

Practice the different ways to grab a hold and determine which you prefer, and which you might need to develop more.