Rope Climbing Techniques: Legless Rope Climb

By Adrian Bozman and Carl Paoli

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 21, 2010

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Want a great exercise for developing upper-body strength? Try legless rope climbing.

HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman can teach you how to progress from beginner to advanced legless climbing. While less technical than other climbing techniques, legless climbing is still extremely challenging and translates well to strength-demanding movements such as the strict muscle-up.

Join Sevan Matossian as he films Boz, Carl Paoli and Kim Bozman demonstrating the legless rope climb at San Francisco CrossFit.

4min 25sec

Additional reading: Macroclimbing by Greg Glassman, published Feb. 1, 2004.

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6 Comments on “Rope Climbing Techniques: Legless Rope Climb ”


wrote …

Videos and information, Teaching instructions all very helpful and informative! Love the Crossfit Journal


replied to comment from Mel Farrales

Carl Paoli, such a strong and a happy guy, looking forward to see more videos of him !!


wrote …

Cool vid! On a side note, is it just me, or does anyone else think that Boz looks like he is smuggling some sort of smokeless tobacco in his mouth? You packin' Boz?


wrote …

this is the only way i know how to climb a rope.


wrote …

great stuff!


replied to comment from Donovan Conrad

he for sure looks like he's got a lipper in there, thats a first for a CrossFit video.

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