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Reach of the Day #1766

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Reach of the Day #1766

These long reaches that demand dynamic motion are often the best. Moving from one hold to the next requires you to place yourself in a perilous position, if only for an instant; you commit to the reach, knowing that hesitating or fumbling might leave you sprawled on the mat below, and catching the grip, reclaiming control over your center of gravity, can be such a satisfying feeling.

The best climbers often manage to forego those unstable moments, moving with perfect ease and grace, never putting themselves at risk of a fall. Others take to the routes with dynos – long jumps requiring the climber to completely break contact with the wall – and pull it off spectacularly.

We haven’t reached that stage yet, but still have our own little triumphs each day. It’s always worth the reach.

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Written by Umbrella Man

July 24, 2013 at 2:05 am

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