Training Tips for Getting Ready to Swing Some Tools

Ice season is either upon us or almost upon us depending on where you call home.  Here in Seattle I’m hoping it’ll be game on in a few weeks.  I’ve been training hard to get ready to have the upper body strength and endurance to climb my way up long sections of vertical frozen ice.  I’ve incorporated lots of cardio (comes in real handy when you climb starts at 6,000 + feet), weight lifting, core training, lifting half full water jugs over my head (helps with stability), drytooling at some local drytooling crags, and drytooling at my local climbing gym. Here are a few great tips on training for ice climbing from guide, author and all around amazing ice climber Margo Talbot: http://www.freshairjunkie.com/index.php/2010/11/ice-climbing-how-to-train-for-the-ice/

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~ by Genevieve Hathaway on November 30, 2010.

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