Climbing - - SKILLS -

An­other spe­cialty tech­nique is the power- spot, in which the spot­ter takes weight ( usu­ally 5 to 10 pounds) off the climber so she can work crux moves, get­ting a feel for what it’s like to gen­er­ate off holds she’s hav­ing trou­ble us­ing. To pro­vide a good power- spot, push on the back of your climber’s hips to move his cen­ter of grav­ity to­ward the rock. Again, com­mu­ni­ca­tion is im­por­tant, as an un­so­licited power- spot can be an un­com­fort­able ex­pe­ri­ence for all par­ties in­volved! As Taka­hashi also notes, “The push­ing mo­tion helps bal­ance out your pulling mus­cles— just tell your­self it’s cross- train­ing!”

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