Adam Ondra Gives Tips for Better Clipping
And watch highlights from his 2020 Czech championship win and a 5.14+ send
Watch top climber Adam Ondra sends Sid Lives 5.14c/d and give tips on how to clip better. Ondra recently won the Czech climbing championships, watch the final round here.
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1st place from this year's lead Czech Republic Championship on @lezeckastena.bigwall in Prague. There was definitely strange atmosphere because of the limited audience, but even though, the finals was exciting. I enjoyed the end of the route – great setting with the biggest dyno I have ever done on a lead wall. It would be pretty easy dyno on a bouldering wall, but 15 meters above the ground, it felt unnerving, for sure. Great climbing by @konecnik who took the silver, @martin.stranik was third.
Blowing a clip can end your redpoint burn on those mega projects. Below are a few reminders. Being efficient at clipping can help you on those endurance testpieces on steep roofs, so you want to remember to keep your arms straight.
It’s good to clip at your waist if possible to save energy and hit your target. Clipping at your waist helps for extended pieces of pro, because you can just clip the biner to the rope instead of pulling up rope to clip to the piece.
There’s no wrong way to clip when lead climbing, as long as you’re efficient and smooth.
Olympic-bound Canadian Sean McColl said, “In my opinion, you don’t always have to clip the same way as long as you’re comfortable clipping in any way. Climbers must be able to clip with both hands comfortably, and with the gate facing either direction. But there is no wrong way to clip—as long as you can do it quickly and without hesitation!”