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Farmville420Why are the jumps in climbing grades so astronomically big, I feel like it’s so hard for me to benchmark my progress because I’ll rip through V2’s all day I’ll do like 10 in a session and then I try a V3 and can barely make it halfway through the problem. Anyone else have this issue at their gym/local bouldering spot?
ReturnToMonkeyFor me, a crimp-dominated v2 is way harder than most v3s without any crimps. What specific parts of climbing you are better at will be a large determinent for how hard a problem is for you, especially as a beginner/intermediate climber. I'm sure once you get really good at all the different techniques and holds, I'm sure things feel different but I'm not there lol
Farmville420Yeah I’m pretty much a textbook brute force pull up simulator kid. I can do all the flashy dynos but the second I see a crimp or anything that requires technique it’s just game over. Idk, grip strength just isn’t where I feel like I should be and I do all the workouts
Farmville420Hey man if I wanted a YouTuber to cringesplain it to me I would have gone there first, but I will check it out if you want me to
gilbert_grapejust stop climbing and hit the gym like a man. climbing is for pussies
TRVP_ANGELAre staircases considered a V1? if so I can do a V1
Profahoben_212I know that this thread is a month old.....but there is a 99% chance you arent using your feet as well as you could. Climb some slab and learn to trust your feet. Once you can use your feet properly and stop overgripping stuff you will progress pretty fast. Body tension will start to make sense etc.
Also you really shouldn't be training at v2-v3. tendons take a long time to gain strength, and if you are hangboarding or such you can blow a pulley super quickly.
Farmville420Is this true? The thing about not training V2’s and V3’s. I’ve noticed that sometimes when I send climbs like that my arms hurt but thought I was just being a wimp lol
CrunnchyPissFartor going from indoor to outdoor can also be infuriating. like you can do a v3 on plastic and then go try a v3 at the crag and not even be able to get on, this also happens in vise versa
TOAST.Trying to downtime every route that I did seemed to help me get better at climbing when v2s are starting to get easy but can't make much progress on a lot of v3s. I miss climbing.
Young_pattyLotta ppl think V3 is universal- or that there aren’t types of problems you are better at. Find the easiest V2 for you and then look for a V3 that utilizes the same moves or strategies.
or if you realize you suck at slopers (my downfall) focus some V2’s that help you build up skills.
TOAST.The biggest confidence boost is when you can't do any v2s at your normal gym but try a different gym and can climb v6s. Liked my dusty local gym so much better than the fancy chain gyms.
Young_pattyBruuhhhh fr, first V6 I ever climbed was at the MSU student gym and I felt like a rockstar- then went to the public wall and floundered on their V4/5's. Some gyms have begun to get rid of the V system for scaling and using more vague ones, supposedly it helps encourage people to try problems they wouldn't normally try which is pretty cool.
Also have you tried circuit programs for improving your climbing?
Farmville420Thread is active again so might as well ask, best climbing spots within an hour of denver? Outdoor ofc