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Q&A How to progress to harder graded problems?

I've only just started bouldering, and we have been using the easiest to grades VB-V1. I find V1 are moderately challenging but the next step up, V2, I just entirely struggle with. What can I do to...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question training bouldering
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Q&A What does it take to become a wilderness skills guide as a business?

I see lots of schools around different states and countries that teach wilderness skills and they seem to vary a lot in their basis (that is, what qualifies them to do what they do). Some are led b...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by cr0‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prepare for a long rocky alpine route, which is unusual for me?

I would like to prepare for a long route (700 m altitude gain, 12-16 hours, including descent, with alpine start), one like which I have never [successfully] climbed before. It involves many sectio...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by anatolyg‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to use campus boards

I'm looking at improving (actually starting) my training regime. My local climbing Gym has just installed various campus boards. How do you use these to train effectively? What's the technique p...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question climbing training
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Q&A Should I do exercises for finger strength as an intermediate, heavy climber?

I am climbing for quite a while now and would consider myself a beginning-intermediate climber. I feel my technique has significantly improved over the last year. I am very heavy (1,80m and ~100kg)...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a Finger Pulley injury be predicted / anticipated?

I resumed climbing a couple of months back after a gap of a couple of years. After spending a month of quality time at the wall regularly in order to get back in touch, I have started to try differ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to overcome the fear of falling in lead climbing

I used to really enjoy climbing (almost all indoors). I was bouldering around V2-3 and leading at 5+. The mismatch was all down to fear of falling - I would repeatedly bail or fall from routes th...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by aucuparia‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question climbing training
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Q&A Train climbing with additional weight?

What is your opinion: Does it make sense to train rock climbing wearying a weight vest or a small backpack carrying a small amount of weight (let's say 1-3kg or 2-6.5lb) to mimic the actual weight ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Arne‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Good resources for climbing

We have a number of questions dealing with how start climbing, how to learn it (and how not to learn it) - e.g. Is it realistic to teach yourself rock climbing?, What to teach someone who wants to ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to progress in rock climbing after grades v4 / 5.11+?

I am wondering what is the best way to progress from being a consistent V4 and on-sight/redpoint 5.11 climber? I seem to have hit a plateau in my progression and it is super frustrating. Indoors, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ice76‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Training for Kayaking out of season

Kayaking is a lot of upper body and core strength, with an amount of lifting as well. Outside of the good weather kayaking season - winter months for Sit on Tops for example - what are good ways to...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question training kayaks
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Q&A Can I reuse the PADI Scuba Diving e-training for another person?

My brother and I are planning to get PADI, (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), certified. The e-learning course in July, 2018 is $180, which isn't super cheap. Can I buy one and re-us...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by David says Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many days does it take to reach hiking X miles per day?

On a thru-hike or section hike, people frequently hike 15-30 miles per day. New hikers are typically encouraged to start at around 8 miles per day, though, and work their way up, to give their bodi...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ian Dunn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some proven methods of training for week long backpacking trips at high altitude?

I'm going to Colorado to visit a friend and we will be going on a week long trek across a couple of 14'ners. I'm looking for some ways to help prepare my body for trip.

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin Self‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fitness for hiking to Everest base camp

I'm wondering what general fitness would suffice to hike to the base camp of Everest? Does it requires special fitness regime and focus on main body parts like legs and core strength?

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Vishwa‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Train yourself to need less water

I'm interested in doing multi-day hikes (i.e. backpacking) in the desert where water sources are not readily available, thus requiring one to carry in enough water for the duration of the trip. On...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What everyday tasks can be adapted in a way that helps build muscles and technique for bouldering?

(This is related to "What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?" but asking for what can be done when not climbing/training.) Like most climbers, I don't get to do as much as I'd like, and...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Peter Boughton‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prepare my body for a relatively hard hike?

I'm from Munich, Germany. There is a German highest mountain Zugspitze (2.962m) close to the city (2 hours with a train), and I want to climb it in spring. Base camp is 700m high. There are a coup...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Deutche Knabe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does sandpapering finger tips improve rock climbing?

Is sandpapering your finger tips an effective way to improve anything about your rock climbing? On occasion, I will see climbers in YouTube videos or people at the local crag using sandpaper on th...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there particular grades that indoor climbers often struggle with

Somewhat motivated by How to progress in rock climbing after grades v4 / 5.11+? I am curious if anyone has tried to document if there are particular grades that climbers plateau on and need more ti...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there ways to make the skin on my fingers last longer while climbing/bouldering?

My main problem when bouldering and sometimes while climbing is, that after some time the skin/flesh of my middle and lower phalanges start to hurt and the skin comes off so further climbing become...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Gistiv‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What would be a safe ascent rate when mountaineering?

I'm training to climb large mountains. What kind of ascent should I train for at altitude. Let's say above 12000 feet and carrying up to 60 lbs?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there ski exercises I can do whilst sitting at a desk?

I am office bound for 10 hours a day working at a computer. As I am off skiing this season, are there any exercises that will help my leg muscles I can do whilst sitting at my desk?

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by floswift‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question training skiing
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Q&A Does a backpack negatively influence my archery shooting?

Last weekend I've shot with a backpack for the very first time. I ordered one which is able to hold my quiver and my bow to hike'n'archer :) However, I suddenly shot like 250 points were I normal...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it really a good workout to go to work by bike every day?

Foreword: I know there is a bicycle SE where this question may belong, but it is more about the training factor for other outdoor hobbies than about cycling itself. Cycling could theoretically be ...

11 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Gistiv‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question training bikes
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Q&A Where exactly would be the kill of this squirrel?

I've a target face with an image of a squirrel. However, I'm not sure where the the kill exactly would be. I assume that it's the little brown spot beneath the arm, on the edge to the white s...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where exactly would be the kill of this squirrel?

I've a target face with an image of a squirrel. However, I'm not sure where the the kill exactly would be. I assume that it's the little brown spot beneath the arm, on the edge to the white s...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot

I am trying to make my own wrecking ball since buying one is expensive and making one is also more fun. My idea was to use 2 cricket balls that I have and tie monkey fist knots around them and fin...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Fiztban‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I be sure that I'm ready to do the Three Peaks Challenge?

I'm going to be participating in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge at the end of next month. For those who are unaware; the Three Peaks consists of hiking the highest peak in England, Scotland ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Cthulhu‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many calories does hiking burn?

My girlfriend and I went for a walk on Sun. We climbed 3 peaks in Snowdonia. My girlfriend had one of them Nike tracking apps running on her phone all the while. In the end it gave us these stats: ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question hiking training
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Q&A What's the easiest way of improving my strength without a large investment of time?

I've been climbing for about 7 years starting when I was 31 years old. Initially I made rapid progress as I learned the various techniques etc, but after about a year I plateaued and I haven't rea...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Benj‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I strengthen my ankles for long, steepish, snow and glacier routes?

I had to turn around on a long (5000ft) glacier route last week because one of my ankles had really begun to hurt. The ankle was so fatigued after 1000ft that I doubted my ability to safely finish ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charles E. Grant‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to train climbing endurance at home?

Close to my home, there is only a bouldering gym, but no climbing gym that offers roped climbing. But my real goal in climbing is leading harder/longer routes. The bouldering really improves my str...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by anderas‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do military style obstacle course trails exist in a genuinely forested setting and open to the general public?

I am interested in knowing if there are any military style obstacle course trails that exist in a completely forested setting for the military, police, search and rescue, and so on, yet are open to...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does the effort required for a hike or run depend on the amount of elevation gain?

If I do a certain hike or run, it's going to cost a certain amount of effort, which could be measured by how many calories I burn. How does this effort depend on the amount of climbing? Is there a ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ben Crowell‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for in a winter skills course?

I'm researching winter skills courses for the new year. Most cover all the basics: Self arrest Using crampons and ice axes Avalanche awareness Route planning Is there anything else I should be ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I build a board to mount climbing holds in my house?

I want to screw a board in my house to mount indoor climbing holds, like an indoor wall. so a piece of board with evenly spaced screw holes in it that accept the standard screw mounts for climbing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question diy climbing training
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Q&A What are suitable strength exercise for archers?

If one doesn't have much opportunity to go shoot over the winter, how can they maintain their muscles? Which exercises are suitable? What equipment might be handy?

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get prepared for Fjällräven Classic hiking tour?

The Fjällräven Classic is a hiking tour with 110 km. How do I need to train to be able to carry around 20 kg over a distance of 110 km in varying terrain? I have around a year to get prepared. I'...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question training trekking
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Q&A How to get prepared for Fj&#xE4;llr&#xE4;ven Classic hiking tour?

The Fjällräven Classic is a hiking tour with 110 km. How do I need to train to be able to carry around 20 kg over a distance of 110 km in varying terrain? I have around a year to get prepared. I'...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Essential windsurfing moves

In windsurfing there exist many different moves. Apart from the very basic techniques (like uphauling the sail), which moves are considered essential for windsurfing? Which order is good for learni...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will aid climbing make you a better trad climber?

I was reflecting on how different disciplines of climbing help you become a stronger climber in other disciplines. Like how bouldering makes you a better sport climber, because it teaches you beta ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A When do you need compensation training for bouldering?

Not only, but mainly while bouldering you are likely to push hard moves and strain your body onesided. As a consequence you can pain your muscles, ribbons or tendons. But... How do I know if the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to safely train for and grip pockets?

I was spurred to post this after reading Which fingers to use in a 2 finger pocket when rock climbing? Last year I injured myself training on a shallow three finger pocket with an open hand grip...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Mr.Wizard‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?

I am lucky enough to live within an hour of several cities (or large towns) on Lake Ontario, and near "cottage country" which is full of lakes. I'm considering a learn-to-sail program this summer. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Kate Gregory‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

Question sailing training
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Q&A Cascades mountaineering school

I'm looking for a mountaineering school on Rainier or elsewhere in the Cascades that provides sufficient training to climb Elbrus. Glacier travel, crampon use, crevasse rescue, and self arrest are ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Lauren‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to concentrate on a minimal point on a solid surface?

The "aim small, miss small" principal for instinctive archery states that you should aim for the smallest possible point. An example: In this picture you can see that there are a lot of "bull...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why's the plastic/paper cup training so popular?

The plastic cup training is quite popular among different archers. It's a training where you pin a cup on your target and try to insert three arrows into it. You do this repeatedly from different, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Training to prepare for oxygen deficiency in the high mountains

I would like to prepare myself for the climb in the high mountains (for now by "high mountains" I mean elevation 4000 m and more, but eventually eight-thousanders). What can I do to improve my ge...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by syntagma‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Most efficient training before alpine hiking/climbing?

I am planning a trip to the Alps, where I'll do some mountaineering, mostly on rocks (little or no ice) at altitudes around 4000 m. I expect to do mostly scrambling, with only a few places per day ...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by anatolyg‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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