Neil Gresham tells us how to get stronger but stay safe when using a campus- board training to gain strength and endurance. In order for you to get the most out of this short Fall climbing season, try increasing your contact and core strength with campus board training. Learning how to. When it comes to training one of the most intimidating tools we can think of is the campus board. We know that this big, imposing board covered.

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First-time campus boarders should go once a week, then build up to twice a week. September 23, at Campus boards ARE intimidating. First campussboard of campus rungs: Many traiming will jump up 2 rungs and then drop down 1 repeatedly on their way up. The exercises in this article — and campus boarding in general — is aimed at working high levels of power.

Purchase campus rungs here. I have been climbing for at least 18 months.

Campus board

Match on this to finish or go to the top if you are advanced. Both grips are considered safe and effective for campusing, although most climbers find it harder to use a regular half-crimp. This is another exercise that is great to reverse. It normally involves doing exercises that campusboardd within your capacity but repeating them with limited rest. The idea here is to be matched on the lowest rung and move only one hand up a rung at a time with the other hand pressing off campysboard the bottom rung.


A campus board is a training tool that has been widely adopted to improve rock climbing performance. First, decide whether you want to train power endurance or absolute power.

For a power endurance workout perform reps ladders each rep with minute rests in between. Finger pull-ups may be your answer. January 6, at 9: The first months or so should be dedicated solely to climbing and training by climbing, until your tendons can handle the additional cmpusboard of campusing.

Hold the bottom rung with both hands, then pull up and, with one hand, touch or hold a high rung.

As with up-down movement, the difficulty can be increased by reaching higher with your moving arm, skipping rungs when bumping down, and coming down below your anchor arm. Up, down, traverse, up, down, traverse, up, down…you get the idea.

Bouldering and hangboarding are otherwise more effective training methods. If you are campusing on slopers then there is no wrong way to hold them.

Campus Board Training: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

May 17, at Foot-on training is fine with supervision. February 25, at 7: Stronger climbers can go footless and train top-end strength endurance aka: Cqmpusboard Neil Gresham November 7th, As the name suggests!


Hey Brittany — we actually have a whole post on that! A worthwhile variation campuboard laddering is to cross over to an adjacent ladder track, and then pull through to match a high rung on that track. Try,MM, and M! You wait until you are fully rested and then give it your best attempt. If you are on crimps on the other hand then you must be aware of which grip type you are using.

Campus Board Training: The Complete Beginner’s Guide | 99Boulders

There are a few different types of training you can use a campus board for and deciding what to do depends on your climbing goals. In this case, 0 means you start on two consecutive rungs. The crossover is a variation to the standard ladder method of campus-boarding.

A sequence refers to a certain way of moving up the rungs, by skipping predetermined numbers of rungs. The most common climbingspecific campus exercise is to climb the board, footless, without matching on the rungs. This should make more sense after watching the clips below. I recommend using your lower hand to push through the movement but if you are reaching the higher levels and wish to be really strict, this can be cut out.