I’ve seen so much focus on the exact routine and structure of training sessions to improve your climbing but very little on the structure of the actual outdoor sessions. I think this is the biggest key to explain how some climbers can progress to elite levels almost exclusively climbing outside, while others end up prioritising non-climbing training at a much lower level. Dave MacLeod says that you should dedicate a maximum of 25% of training/climbing time to off the wall training, so it makes sense that how you spend that other 75% will be the biggest factor of improvement. Do More Moves and focus on them Better climbers have generally done more moves on rock. Sounds obvious but how do...
Embedded in the heather and peat of Lancashire’s eastern reaches, far from the road and the grasp of convenience climbers, there is a boulder shaped like the head of a hammer. The blunt end of this has what look like holds, if you engage your Infra-Grit vision
Climbers guide to cleaning routes on fragile rock by Ciaran Tolan
Gritstone, it's hard, scary and cold, why would you want to climb on it? It's bloody brilliant, that's why