A good warm-up is crucial for a fruitful climbing day. When you go for a workout, it’s obvious you start with a warm-up. First, a general one, then you increase the level of difficulty. Once you feel strong enough to hold any junk crimp or turn handles on the ceiling, you start pumping it up on tough boulders or leads. Why is it, then, that so many people treat the warm-up in the rocks so superficially and often reduce it to doing an easier route? What if there are no warm-up routes where we go climbing or if your skin doesn’t allow you to do an intense warm up on the rock?

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