Sunday, February 6, 2011

A useful video from Malcolm Smith

In this video, the Scottish climber Malcolm Smith emphasizes the need in bouldering to train your capapcity to climb straight on and in an open position. Much of the older technique advice out there describes the need for backstepping and dropknees to do moves on steep terrain. However, as Smith rightly points out, the footholds that are required for such moves often are not available on harder problems or are in the wrong position. A very helpful video for expanding your reach and usable power.


  1. One of my favorite movies of all time. Such a good set of basic tips that I think are extremely helpful.

  2. +1 for the Narc's comment. An oldie, but a goodie.

  3. It is old but concise and very helpful. Have either of you seen anything similar made recently?

  4. great vid and tips never saw this before

    video's not showing now on the post I found it here however

    ps can't wait for your book!