Find­ing the mo­ti­va­tion to train can be dif­fi­cult dur­ing the dreary win­ter months. We com­piled pic­tures from climbers get­ting after it to help keep your psych high. No ex­cuses!

Climbing - - CONTENTS -

Our read­ers share their train­ing pho­tos.

When you live in the mid­dle of Kansas, you have all the gym routes di­aled, and the boul­der­ing wall is 12 feet tall... the ob­vi­ous so­lu­tion is trad-rack pull-ups in the hall­way of your tiny apart­ment. —ELLA MAGERL

Cur­rently, my train­ing con­sists of a mas­sive amount of PT for a SLAP tear in my shoul­der while day­dream­ing about hard train­ing days like the one shown here. —JEN­NIFER NICELY

Mae­lanie Win­sor does weighted hangs on the RV home wall in prepa­ra­tion for the next Bishop climb­ing sea­son. With a lit­tle cre­ativ­ity and ded­i­ca­tion, there is al­ways a way to train. —DANIEL WIN­SOR

I like to do cir­cuits to help in­crease my pow­eren­durance. I also try to mimic moves from my out­door pro­jects to keep the muscle mem­ory. —MIKE BOWSHER

JosŽ Al­berto Puente boul­der­ing in “el Tem­plete,” our home­made climb­ing gym in San­tander, north­ern Spain. — REINI WALL­MAN

Train­ing one-arm lock­offs at the Earth Treks gym in Mary­land. —TIMOTHY GRYBAUSKAS

A steady pro­gres­sion to a front lever from a climb­ing ad­dict in Que­bec. — CALEB GIN­GRAS

Build­ing pinch power with the sys­tems wall at Ki­ipeil­ya­reena in Helsinki, Fin­land. —PA­TRICK THUR­MAN

Coach Gordo in­structs his star pupil. —ROSE KENNY

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