Saturday, November 08, 2008

Fancy Footwork

Actually, climbing requires fancy footwork AND handwork.  Before starting a route, the climber is supposed to study the available holds and 'sequence' the route, in other words decide on the specific order of hand and foot moves to use on the climb.  Eva is not always patient enough to plan out her route, but she is pretty good at improvising as she goes along.  Climbing is like gymnastics or autocross in the sense that managing weight transfer is critical - frequently getting to the next hold is all about momentum.  

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