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RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:53 am
by TobyReynolds
Anyone have any ideas of a good venue (cape) for hand jam/traverse training?

Ideally very short walk from car park and possible without rope & gear?

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:41 am
by Nic Le Maitre
Crack of dawn at Lakeside?

Highwayman on Lion's Head?

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:22 pm
by DolphinDawie
The crack under the freeway near the entrance to rhodes memorial estate.

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:23 pm
by Wes
There is a 21 on the 8 mile ledge at silvermine lower that has some good hand jamming.

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:11 pm
by amm
Have a look at the bouldering guides

'Flippidigibit on speed' (spelling ??) at the Seaside sector comes to mind, but this needs a bit of a walk.

There is a crack on the big boulder in Silvermine South/East area, about 5 mins walk from the entrance.

The Newlands bridge crack (mentioned above) is really good for learning but probably needs a rope depending on on high you go. You could anchor a rope on the bridge barriers above.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:37 pm
by Warren G
Lions Head granite should be the first stop, then there are some random things (as mentioned above), and to add to that list has anyone climbed those granite cracks on Ou Kaapse Weg? Not long or anything, just looks cool.

What do you mean by "Hand Jam" exactly: fingerlocks, fists....?

Don't forget tape and comfortable shoes that you don't mind punishing

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:59 am
by Justin
See this thread as well: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9214

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:15 pm
by onehand
Yes Lions Head granite, "Jam Puff " i think it was a 15 . true to the name, good fun

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:28 pm
by danglingdingle
Take two bricks.

Place one on the ground or a suitable surface, put your hand on top, palm down.

Lift the other brick with our other hand.

Pause..... then slam down the brick on top of your hand.

Best training ever!!!!

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:32 pm
by danglingdingle
But seriously,

Crack of dawn is really good,
Poling booth at the quarry
lions head granite has a few
Try searching around Llandudno boulders
Also there are some really nice cracks at Paarl Rock.

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:57 pm
by Xharlie
danglingdingle wrote: Pause..... then slam down the brick on top of your hand.
Doubtful. Brick-slamming doesn't properly simulate the pain that can be produced by real hand-jams. ;)

Isn't there a completely unexpected single hand-jam immediately out of one of the stances on Bombay Duck? I seem to remember a clean face, smear, right-hand jam up to a great rail. It's memorable because it isn't a crack, it's a pocket, and, while there are probably a million other ways to gain the rail, the jam is really comfortable, really solid and really satisfying.

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:04 pm
by Brussel
yip there is off the ledge before the crux also a great place for the blue BD C4 cam :)

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:05 am
by TobyReynolds
Warren G wrote:Lions Head granite should be the first stop, then there are some random things (as mentioned above), and to add to that list has anyone climbed those granite cracks on Ou Kaapse Weg? Not long or anything, just looks cool.

What do you mean by "Hand Jam" exactly: fingerlocks, fists....?

Don't forget tape and comfortable shoes that you don't mind punishing
Yeh exactly, fingerlocks mainly. Just building confidence to hang your whole body weight off it, really locking it off etc.

Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:07 am
by TobyReynolds
danglingdingle wrote:But seriously,

Crack of dawn is really good,
Poling booth at the quarry
lions head granite has a few
Try searching around Llandudno boulders
Also there are some really nice cracks at Paarl Rock.
Cheers for that. Hadn't thought of Llands, will go and have a nosey for sure.