5. Avoid Skipping Clips

In this gym lead climbing video, we review the importance of avoiding “skipping clips”.

Regardless of skill level, it’s important that the climber maintain focus of where quickdraws exist on the route, and to clip into each of piece of protection as they climb.

In the case where a quickdraw is skipped, should a climber fall while clipping the next clip, they will fall beyond where they had originally intended. This significantly increases the risk of injury.

We hope you found this video helpful. Feel free to comment below with questions or thoughts!


Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.