Updated: Oct 16
The Spider Climb, also known as the Monkey Climb or Beyoncé Climb, is a unique-looking climb that requires the right rhythm, technique and quite a lot of grip strength. Below, we'll delve into the intricate details of the Spider Climb, exploring the common mistakes to avoid and providing tips to enhance your performance.
The key to a successful Spider Climb is maintaining a consistent rhythm and synchronizing your hand and foot placements. Start by honing this rhythm on the ground. As you ascend, shoot your hips up and place your foot above the other. Begin low and utilize rosin if needed.
Mistake #1: Hips too low, resulting in plopping!
To maintain stability and control, aim to keep your hips lifted up toward your hands throughout the climb.
Mistake #2: Wonky hand & foot rhythm
When we walk, we naturally move in opposition. This climb requires the same hand as foot movement, which can take some time to get the hang of. Practice the drill on the floor to help.
Mistake #3: Starting with silks between legs
Ensure the silks are placed on either side of your body to prevent them from bunching up as you ascend.
And remember, what goes up must come down! Utilize the option shown in the video, or embrace your creativity! Happy climbing!