Training

Preparation for the Cascade Rock Climbing Course

Climbing requires excellent balance, core strength, flexibility, and stamina.  Even if you don’t belong to a climbing gym, there are still excellent ways to build climbing strength from the comfort of your own home.  Check out this free stay-at-home climbing training routine for some ideas.

If you don’t already practice yoga, consider adding it to your routine.  Not only is yoga excellent for increasing flexibility and overall strength, the breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can prove very helpful on the rock.  Check out this free yoga routine for climbers for some inspiration.

Books to Consider

Intro to Outdoor Climbing
How to Rock Climb
Knots for Climbers

Learn to Lead
The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers
Climbing Anchors

Multipitch: Going Higher / Rock Rescue 
Climbing: From Single Pitch to Multipitch
Climbing Self Rescue: Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations

For Everyone
Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance
9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes
Rock Climbing Technique: The Practical Guide to Movement Mastery

Excellent!  Small class and individual attention from a real pro, can’t be beat.  Excellent Guide, great focus on safety, much was learned.  Far better training than I have received from other outdoor organizations.

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