Five Tips to Help Your Gym Climb­ing

Gripped - - TRAINING AND TECHNIQUE - Story by Al­li­son Vest

The climb­ing gym has of­ten been cat­e­go­rized as a testos­terone filled, sweaty, grungy place that is in­tim­i­dat­ing for women. Grow­ing up in the sport, this fear fac­tor was some­thing I had to work to over­come. I’ve been climb­ing, train­ing and com­pet­ing since I was seven years old. This puts some pretty use­ful mileage be­hind me. I have worked hard for my cur­rent level of strength and tech­nique. I love be­ing able to put my ex­pe­ri­ence to use, climb­ing with strong men and women alike. I would never have got­ten to the place I’m at to­day if I backed down or was timid in the way I ap­proach train­ing and climb­ing in a busy gym and likely would have ended my climb­ing ca­reer long ago.

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