Fine-tune your training | Escape Climbing Power Balls
The Climbing Magazine review:
Pull-ups are the standard climber’s exercise, but a plain, straight bar dosen’t do much to simulate a real climbing situation. Add the Power Balls to training regiment, and those 40 boring pull-ups might turn into four targeted and climbing-specific workouts. We tested them as a supplement to regular hangboard training, and found great results for lock-offs, slopers, pinches, open-handed exercises, and core workouts. “The repetition needed to really work my forearms usually ends up hurting my fingers, wrists or elbows, but the rotating movement of these is really friendly to all my joints. And I only need a few goes before my forearms are so pumped I can’t lift my water bottle.” one female tester said. With a slight shift in the urethane mixture of the original Power Balls, this version is even friendlier on the skin: “Super-fantastic grip without being hard on my hands.”
You can purchase the Power Balls here.
Richard (co-owner at Escape Climbing) joined up with GearJunkie for a 17 hour day of bouldering and filming. Richard is part of the “Off the Map” video series. This episode follows Richard and other local Minnesota rock climbers as they crush the great planes boulders. It is a glimpse into the obscure and overlooked granite bouldering that Minnesota has to offer.
Escape Climbing hit the road with our rock climbing holds. After fourteen hours we just landed in Boulder Colorado for the annual Climbing Wall Association Summit. It is a who’s who of the rock climbing gym industry where members get together to network, collaborate, and share ideas. Escape is a CWA member and is also exhibiting to show off our new line of climbing holds and get people psyched on our product.