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How to Maximize Your First Year of Climbing


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The first year of climbing is oftentimes the most enjoyable. You progress quickly, you make new friends, and the psyche is always high. However, the way you spend this time can also set a precedent for how the rest of your climbing journey will unfold. Making the best decisions early on can pave the way for building a solid foundation of fitness and technique and avoiding injuries and plateaus.

This video will cover the three most important actions you can take to help you maximize your first year of climbing.

Climbing Gear
Best slipper shoe | 5.10 Moccasym | https://amzn.to/2WyWtNN
Great moderate shoe | La Sportiva Katana | https://amzn.to/3619pPq
Performance aggressive shoes | La Sportiva Miura | https://amzn.to/2Z5fQQf
High quality chalk | Frictionlabs Unicorn Dust 10oz | https://amzn.to/3dSvP8t
Crag pack (doubles as soft pad) | Black Diamond Pipe Dream 45 | https://amzn.to/3bxFiAg
Quick draws | Black Diamond Hotforge Quick Draws | https://amzn.to/2WvXN3V
Climbing rope | Black Diamond 9.9m Rope (70m) | https://amzn.to/2Lwb4D6
Belay gloves | Black Diamond belay gloves | https://amzn.to/2y3FNEF
Belay glasses (very useful for outdoors) | NiceClimbs Belay glasses | https://amzn.to/2yXYNVu
Belay device | Petzl Grigri | https://amzn.to/2WAhg3A
Harness | Black Diamond Momentum Harness | https://amzn.to/2T1xzEj
Hangboard | Beastmaker 2000 | https://amzn.to/3fQmvUh

Climbing/Outdoor Apparel
Most comfortable underwear | ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief | https://amzn.to/2WxZL3K
Good outdoor pants | Prana Stretch Zion | https://amzn.to/2zGccBo
Warm puffy for cold season | Black Diamond Cold Forge Hoody | https://amzn.to/3cuf6b4
Great jacket for Spring/Fall | The North Face Ventrix | https://amzn.to/2z0v5Pz

Useful & Inspiring books
Movement based climbing training | Self Coached Climber | https://amzn.to/2UnSEJO
Great book on strength & conditioning | Becoming a Supple Leopard | https://amzn.to/3dJfhjy
Very informative training book | The Rock Climber's Training Manual | https://amzn.to/3f5aEk6
Awesome read to get you psyched for climbing | Revelations | https://amzn.to/3ha0Ffd

Recovery gadgets
Vibrating foam roller (legs, forearms, fingers) | Hyperice Vyper 2.0 | https://amzn.to/3dPEcSe
Massage gun (shoulders, chest, calves, forearms) | Hyperice Hypervolt | https://amzn.to/3h5l84B

Videography equipment
Microphone | Blue Yeti | https://amzn.to/2yXs6aJ
Best point & shoot camera + video recorder | Sony Cybershot RX100 7 | https://amzn.to/3fSG8ec
Good quality sturdy tripod | Slik U9000 tripod | https://amzn.to/2LuAJw6

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