Welcome to your extra spooky Technique Tip Tuesday - Spider Climbs 🕷️! ️ If you're not a fan of spiders (they definitely make us a bit squeamish) you can also call the skill upside-down climbs, monkey climbs, or Beyoncé climbs!
This climb is all about the rhythm and moving your same hand as foot simultaneously. Click the button below to watch a video breakdown.
The hand and foot placement is crucial with this skill. Begin to practice the rhythm on the ground. Place your left foot on top of the right, and the left hand on top of the right. Lift your left foot and hand at the same time. Moving as one unit will make this skill easier! Begin to lift your body off the ground and take it to the air. Make sure the tail is on either side of your body; not the middle! If the tail is in the middle, it can bunch up, covering your eyes, eeek not ideal! If you don’t coordinate your legs with your hands, it becomes much harder and you have to “muscle” it more. Shoot your hip up as you place your foot above your other foot. For a Spider variation separate the fabrics, step your feet through the center and invert. Keep the fabrics together in between your hands and perform the same actions. This will create the appearance of a zipper!
Make sure you sickle your foot into the pole of the fabric and keep the tension on the fabric. Spider climbs can be very intense on your grip start low and use rosin if needed while learning.
Feel free to share this with a friend who loves this climb!
Wishing you a Happy Halloween!