Have you seen the big, brightly colored hang boards hanging in the gear shop at the gym? The coolest thing about Stone Age hang boards is that the sweeping, organic shapes and wild colors make them a work of art, but a work of art that will give you killer strength.
Pick up the Manta, the Vario, or the Hammer (check them out at the Stone Age Climbing website
) screw it to the wall above a door or in the garage—make sure you get the screws solidly into the wall studs, and tell your landlord that it’s just a sculpture (fill the holes with a bit of plaster when you leave). Then when you can’t get into the gym, when you’re laying around watching TV, or just hanging out, get cranking.
Lots of drills can be worked out on the various sized holds to improve your sloper and pocket strength, target your back muscles, and improve your contact strength. You can also get to work on your abs with leg raises at the same time. It’ll create a great opportunity for creative and stupid party tricks the next time you have friends over and the spray starts to fly.