All Morning classes did such a great job refining the art of climbing a rope. (Shout out to Chelsea for PRing her rope climb this morning!!!!!!!!)
Rope climbs are a skill that gets better the more you do it. Here is some food for thought as you guys attempt rope climbs this evening:
1. Use your feet and legs as much as possible! This not only makes climbing easier and faster, but safer as well.
Take the extra time to get a good "lock" with your feet and legs. If the rope is slipping between your feet, you are forced to use your upper body more than necessary to keep from sliding back down the rope.
2. Get as much distance with each pull as possible. To do this, bring your feet as high as you can each pull and then stand up and reach as high as you can for your next pull. Less pulls = less work and faster rope climbs!
3. Don't just slide down the rope after you get to the top. Minimize rope burn by descending in a hand over hand fashion, while keeping your feet and legs on the rope for safety.
4. Lastly, wear pants or tall socks! Nobody likes rope burn!