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I know that close crimping puts excessive pressure on
the nger joints, but it has become an integral part of
how I climb. Should I try to break this habit?
YES! From all perspectives, yes!Firstly, your climbing level will improve fastest simply byworking on your weak points. Beinggood only on crimps simply means youwill start faltering on slopers or pinches.Being strong in a variety of handpositions will ensure that you don’t getshut down on a route simply becauseyou can’t hold a certain hold.Secondly, the closed crimp positionplaces a lot of stress on the joints, andhas caused a number of climbers to have
younger climbers who are not feeling the effects yet.Because it’s a chronic problem, it sets in slowly, and takes along time to heal, meaning you’ll have to stay away from climbinglonger for it to heal. AND knowing climbers, they probably can’tstay away for long, so the problem will remain with them for therest of their lives.You scared yet?
What should I look out for when buying a harness?
First off, do not buy one like how your mother would buy
can accommodate any future growth in width.Depending on your intended genre of climbing (e.g.,sportclimbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc.), you will likelyneed to get a harness that caters to it.For a beginner or simply general purpose use, an all-round
side) and a moderate amount of padding.It is important to ensure that the waist and leg loops meet your
snugness is when it neither slides over andbelow your hips nor creeps upto your ribs. Additionally, youshould feel relatively comfortablewearing the harness.Different brands adoptdifferent cuts, and only bytesting various designs will you
always try before you buy.Cost should be the least ofyour worries since you will betaking falls in your harness for a good two to threeyears. As a gauge, $80 to $120 is a reasonable price range for abeginner.
What is the point of using chalk? Are theredifferent grades of chalk?
Er… to dry your hands?
chalk feels the same. Afterall, they have the samechemical composition. The thing about
particularly strong drying agent. Sostrong in fact that prolonged usage can
in moderation.But, more often than not, climbersjust use whichever chalk is cheaper.The only major difference is whenusing liquid chalk. Basically it’s chalksuspended in an alcohol solution,thus it’s very important to shake the bottle beforeuse, otherwise you’ll just be pouring alcohol onto yourhands! Anyway, it works by leaving the suspended chalk
useful when you’re on a project where you have minimal
r Rock hangs out @ Climb Asia, and in betweenclimbs, tries his best to nd your letters and think up
ask DR. ROCK
Are we there yet? No.Are we there yet? No.Are we getting there? No.
Are we moving? Yes!
ith the successful conclusion of NBL 2009, anda very high chance of climbing becoming aCCAB sport, we are on a roll!With the help of passionate climbers such asSuzanna (SCA), Philip and Kelly (Acrobatics), Nazib andKelly (SASC), Gabriel (Xinmin Secondary), Irwan andJunbin (Climb Asia), Garrick (Temasek Polytechnic),Thiam Huat, Stanley and Chee Yeong (InternationalJudges) and many more individuals, NSSCC 2009 wasa resounding success.During these months, SCA has also been busy with
League, a JC interaction session held at NUS, sending
China, coordinating our Dyno issues and many more.On 26th Aug, SCA will be sending Irwan, SueAnnand Beatrix to the Asian Championships 2009 in Korea.We wish them all the best!We have also received wonderful feedback andresponse from all you climbers, which spurs us at SCAto work harder for our climbing community.SCA would not have been able to do so without thehelp from our volunteers, Thank you! We would alsolike to express gratitude to all the belay volunteersfor their time and effort in making the NBL, Climb2and NSSCC a great success.
Climbing in Singapore would not have been thesame without the spirit of sharing and giving. Commityourself. Give us a day or an hour of your time. Log
more about how you can contribute to our climbingcommunity.Lastly, there are more upcoming exciting events inthe later half of the year such as Rock On and ClimbOn. Keep yourself updated by visiting our website –www.sgclimb.com regularly.And before I sign off, SCA would like to remind allclimbers out there, that there is nothing like the realthing.“Go climb a rock – a real rock”Ben TohChairpersonSingapore Climbers Association
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