When thinking about “strength” in climbing what comes to your mind? Probably bouldering, pull-ups to exhaustion, relentless series on the campus board or hammering multiple sets of dead hangs on a fingerboard in madness mode…The point is what kind of “climbing strength” are we talking about?
What about pinch strength?
Climbs with open handed holds and pinches require a greater deal of strength, BUT mainly in your thumb. If you acquire this hand-holding skill, your climbing level will go up.
So what do you do about it? You must program your training to target your pinch strength with effective workouts and exercises. this video will show you a few drills you can try right away in your next session at the climbing gym.