RE: Hand Jam training

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RE: Hand Jam training

Postby TobyReynolds » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:53 am

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?

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:41 am

Crack of dawn at Lakeside?

Highwayman on Lion's Head?
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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby DolphinDawie » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:22 pm

The crack under the freeway near the entrance to rhodes memorial estate.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby Wes » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:23 pm

There is a 21 on the 8 mile ledge at silvermine lower that has some good hand jamming.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby amm » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:11 pm

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

Postby Warren G » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:37 pm

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....?

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby Justin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:59 am

See this thread as well: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9214
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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby onehand » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:15 pm

Yes Lions Head granite, "Jam Puff " i think it was a 15 . true to the name, good fun

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby danglingdingle » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:28 pm

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!!!!
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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby danglingdingle » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:32 pm

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.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby Xharlie » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:57 pm

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.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby Brussel » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:04 pm

yip there is off the ledge before the crux also a great place for the blue BD C4 cam :)

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby TobyReynolds » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:05 am

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.

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Re: RE: Hand Jam training

Postby TobyReynolds » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:07 am

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.


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