How to Monkey Traverse – Horizontal Rope Climbing
Leaning how to monkey traverse is a useful skill to get across long distance obstacles you can hang off. It is safer than cat-walking on the bar and also works on a rope.
Practicing the horizontal rope climb is tiring if you have poor technique. Use this monkey traverse tutorial to get the most out of your energy.
How to Monkey Traverse
Hang below the obstacle suspended by your hands and with both feet crossed over the rope. Your right hand is in front of your left hand and your left foot is in front of your right foot.
Keep a slight bend in your arms and engage your core for the whole time you’re are traversing.
Move your left hand in front of your right hand.
As your left hand takes grip move your right foot in front of your left. Do not slide your feet. Lift them. This will prevent friction burns.
Ensure your feet land ahead of each other and not on top, otherwise, you will get “tangled up”.
Continue this motion.
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Horizontal Rope Climbing Conclusion
It is the safest way to cross a rope without special equipment and since many people don’t practice it, your enemy will be reluctant to follow.
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