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Sep
27
comment Improve my bouldering performance on a budget
I'm 42 years old, and almost every top climber of my generation has strong roots in Hueco winters and Yosemite summers.
Sep
27
comment Improve my bouldering performance on a budget
I just moved to Boulder, which is -- to be on-topic -- the best single way to improve your climbing. Great place for software devs too.
Sep
27
comment Improve my bouldering performance on a budget
That's a good one Dave. I've never done it, but I'll check it out. I'm all about the technical stuff these days. I'm even considering checking out one of those "dance" climbing groups. I don't find it aestheticly appealing, but it probably improves your quality of movement a lot. Nice to see a struts2 person over on the climbing side ;)
Sep
20
comment Improve my bouldering performance on a budget
I don't mean to diss this answer, the technique and footwork element is excellent. But the grippers are not very helpful in my opinion. The biggest knock is that they don't at all adhere to specificity principle of training. Most climbing literature these days even goes so far as to point out that training contact strength of hands on one type of holds doesn't even apply to contact strength on another type of hold. So, grippers certainly seem dubious in this light.