Crushing Tip #8

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When someone asks how to up their climbing game, we almost always reply, “climb more, climb harder.” It might sound horribly trite, but it’s true. Here’s the reason we’re quick to suggust more pull time.

Climbing 100 laps on routes at your current redpoint grade is great… for getting good at your current grade. Progressing further requires more. If you want to get stronger you have to try routes that are harder than your current best.

Remember that even as you’re falling off things you’re learning valuable lessons about what does and doesn’t work on harder routes. Sasha D said the change responsible for the explosion in her climbing ability that allowed her to redpoint 14d was trying routes she used to think of as out of her league.