How do you build a climbing campus board?
How to Build a Campus Board
- Location. Basement or loft make good locations.
- Height. Your board should be at least 8′ high at top, but not more than about 10′.
- width. 2′ is about the minimum.
- Angle. A relatively vertical angle will provide great upper body training, similar to (but better than) a pull-up bar.
How do you train on a campus board?
The most common climbingspecific campus exercise is to climb the board, footless, without matching on the rungs. Hold the bottom rung with both hands, then pull up fast and slap up with one hand to catch a high rung. Pull through on this, and catch a higher rung with the lower arm.
What angle is campus board?
A campus board is generally set at overhanging angle of inclination that is between vertical and 20 degrees. One consideration for selecting the angle of inclination is the avoidance of any interference that may result between the user’s legs and the campus board or wall.
How many rungs are on a campus board?
Board size is totally up to the individual needs and space constraints. Keeping the width of the board in 4 foot increments works well with 16” rungs (three rungs end to end per 4′ of board width) although there is no reason why you couldn’t go with 32” or 64”.
What does campus mean in climbing?
Campus: Climbing without the use of your feet. Example: “It’s too difficult to keep my feet on the wall, so I’m just going to campus this.” Crimp: A small hold that you can only get the first pad of your fingers on. Example: “Crimps are small.”
How far apart should campus rungs be?
We recommend spacing the rungs 4”-12” apart. Spacing is totally arbitrary, but closer spacing allows you more control of your training. If a move is slightly too hard or easy the next increment of difficulty will be closer.
When should I start climbing campus?
Recommendations vary, but many climbers suggest that you should be climbing for at least 18 months before incorporating campus board training. Perform these exercises at your own risk and immediately stop if you experience any pain or irritation.