Pumping Cracks- With Dale Bard
The sumnmer climbing season is rapidly approaching. The weather in Yosemite is getting good, soon Lover's Leap, Tuoulumne, Calavaras Dome, and other California destination traditional crags will be in awesome condition. One of the best ways to start getting ready for the long tradical climbs, is to brush up on your crack climbing skills. Numerous articles have been written on the subject- one of the best is Pumping Cracks, an article written by Stonemaster and old school Yosemite rock legend Dale Bard.
For those looking for more information on trad climbing- check out some of the lead clinics with Todd Bartlow, a solid trad climber at Berkeley Ironworks. Also stayed tuned for crack climbing clinics with Yosemite master Hans Florine.
For the rest of the article check out Supertopo
Here's a neat instructional video on hand jamming.
Labels: crack climbing, Dale Bard, Hand jamming