Stretching will increase your flexibility making it easier to move and maintain good technique.Stretching also decreases muscle soreness. Below I’ll present the stretches I use for climbing. If you’ve participated in any organized sports, most of these stretches will be old news. Two of them, however, are stretches specifically modified for climbing, I’ll start with those…
If you haven’t stretched much, maybe you should read some basic information here or here. I hold my stretches for 20 seconds.
Ever feel tight after climbing steep routes? Try this. It really stretches the lower back. This is a good buddy stretch. Have your partner hold your shoulder down, then move your knee towards the ground, stop when it’s uncomfortable. Hold for 20 seconds.
Another good buddy stretch. Always pair this with the torsion stretch above for best results.