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Watch and Learn How to Dyno at the Climbing Gym

Ayo Sopeju talk about the basics to take your dynoing to the next level below

To dyno from one hold to the next is an important skill for bouldering and can help with your route climbing. Basically, a dyno is when you push off with your legs and one or two hands and catch yourself on another hold. There’s often a big swing and you need power and coordination.

Some climbs are impossible for climbers without a little jump, depending on their height and the space between holds on a route or boulder. There are a number of dynamic moves, from short lunges to a slap to a small jump with one hand, but the ultimate goal here is a full-on all-points-off dyno.

To fully understand a dyno, you need to understand trajectory, which is the path taken by the centre of gravity. You start by moving quickly and then slow at the next hold. You really want to use your legs, as they are the most powerful muscles in your body. Think of your arms as a pivot and your legs as a spring. There are three phases to a dyno: setup, launch and latch. Watch Ayo Sopeju talk about the basics to take your dynoing to the next level below.

How to Dyno