Steep Climbing rhythm

"For steep rock or ice climbing the rhythm is, with refinements and variations, pretty much the same:

1. Get a hold. Hang it with a straight arm, move feet under you, rest if possible. This is the “Set” stage.

2. Move the feet up so the legs are ready to drive the move. This is the “Coil” stage.

3. Drive with the legs, pull with your arm (s). This is the “Spring” stage.

Repeat to the top. There are a thousand variations, but the more I train people and watch their movement the more I see this basic “Set, coil, spring” pattern over and over and over."

Nice post. From Will Gadd

Neal McQuaid