Without question rock climbing requires strong hands. Because of the landscape to be traversed and the varying size of protuberances and crevices, it necessitates that our strength begins at the fingertips. The most common fingertip holds are defined as full and half crimp and are used regularly on the rock’s shifting terrain. Full crimp involves the distal, intermediate and proximal, phalanges as well as the use of the thumb, whereas the half crimp is thumbless. These digital positions can be likened to the anatomical classifications of hook, pinch and precision grips.
When climbing routes become steeper much of one’s body weight can no longer be supported by the legs – this begets participants to heavily rely upon the hand’s fingers and the upper torso for movement. Indoor climbing is a must for preparation for the outdoor season in maintaining the hands and finger’s strength and dexterity. To enhance crimping power the added use of the Pendulum Gripper will bring crimping and one’s ascending ability to an entirely new level.
The Pendulum Gripper Gets and Keeps the Hands Strong