We are in the midst of our Adventure Ready series on rock climbing and each week we incorporate a rock climbing skill into our workouts.
Grip Strength is our first skill. Why is grip strength important? It's our first skill to teach because it's one of the most obvious when you think of rock climbing. If you can't hold onto what you're climbing, you won't get very far. Finger strength is one of the most important skills needed in order to be a good rock climber.
Grip strength is much more than just your fingers and hands though. It also includes your arm muscles. You need the whole unit to work together for optimal mobility and to reduce the risk of injuries when rock climbing.
Here are some great resources for increasing your grip strength: