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Episode 9: Hand Matching

This week’s Climbing Basics video was requested!  Learn all about the tricky skills of matching holds – it’s not always as simple as it sounds.

DRILL: 

At your gyms systems board, choose a variety of holds from big to small to practice matching.   With your feet on the wall, reach up to grab the hold, and then using the different techniques outlined in the video, grab it with your other hand.  See which type you prefer on different holds.   Don’t forget to try both sides.  Moving your feet to different footholds will change the match as well!