Climbing Techniques: Using Different Types Of Climbing Holds

There are different types of climbing holds, including pockets, slopers, pinches, crimps, side pulls, gastons, and underclings to name a few. In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong demonstrates best practices for using, grabbing and holding different types of climbing holds. The tips outlined here will help you conserve energy and prevent injury while also improving your technique and helping you take your climbing to the next level.

**Climbing is inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

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