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Crack Climbing - Instruction #3

Tired, sore and bruised Sore and bruised finger knuckles - but happy to have a crack climbing lesson with Tino this morning! Worked on getting my thumbs rotated into my palms and then twisting my hand in the crack.  Made for a solid hold but I have to remember to keep that all locked as I have a habit of loosening  as I move up. As for my foot jam technique, I experienced only one good foot jam today.  It was solid as I moved up and there was pressure on my foot but absolutely no pain.  Learning on vertical cracks is definitely more challenging than learning on low-angle cracks. But I get so much out of learning to crack climb! It's difficult, but helps me focus and brings me great joy, especially the learning aspect. The rewards far outweigh the pain!  2i - Ice and Ibuprofen!