Use your arms, legs, and feet to climb a suspended vertical rope. The movement usually starts from a standing position on the ground and ends when the athlete touches a designated target at/near the top of the rope. Various climbing techniques exist, most having to do with foot placement.


CrossFit Journal Articles

  • Rope Climbing Techniques: Legless Rope Climb
    Want a great exercise for developing upper-body strength? Try legless rope climbing. HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman can teach you how to progress from beginner to advanced legless climbing. While less technical than other climbing techniques, legless c
  • Rope-Climbing Techniques: The Spanish Wrap
    What do egg-beaters have to do with rope climbing? Let HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman show you as he teaches rope-climbing basics. On location in San Francisco, Calif., Sevan Matossian films Adrian, Kim Bozman and elite gymnast Carl Paoli as they demonstr
  • Climb This Way
    The rope climb in the last event of the 2010 CrossFit Games derailed some top competitors who didn’t have the technique to scale it efficiently. Some had spent plenty of time on the rope and made short work of it, while others had left it out of their tra
  • The Do-It-Yourself Climbing Rope
    Climbing a rope is a tremendously functional way to challenge the grip and pulling muscles, and ropes have long been a staple of CrossFit and military training programs.

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