Rock climbing technical skills describe all the components that go into rock climbing outside of the actual “climbing” itself. Generically, rock climbing technical skills can be broken down into the following areas:
Rock Climbing Progression
Rock Climbing Protection and Anchors
Whether you are an aspiring trad leader or a sport climber looking to set up top ropes for a cragging area with a strict “no bolting” culture, it is essential that you know how to place rock climbing protection and build bomber anchors.
Rock Climbing Protection
Seeking Exposure – Rock Climbing Knots
This area of rock climbing technical skills is composed of all the necessary skills a climber needs for not only tying into the climbing rope, but also for attaching the rope as well as any soft gear to climbing/natural protection. Rock climbing knots can be broken further broken down into categories, which will be covered in each of the following posts:
•Basic Rock Climbing Knots – Covers Figure-eight, Figure-eight follow-through, and Figure-eight/Overhand on a bight knots.
Learning and becoming efficient in rock climbing technical skills is essential to climbing outdoors safely. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comment section on the individual posts.
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