The Rope

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

35 pound dumbbell Thruster, 9 reps

15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent

Chris Spealler 15 rounds + 9 thruster, Laurie Galassi 12 rounds + 9 thruster (25lb)



Ever since the rope climbing upset at this years Games, there have been a plethora of rope climbing videos on the CrossFit Journal. 

Adrian Bozman describes the Spanish Wrap climbing technique.

The classic Main Site rope climbing video with Annie.  wmv mov

Also, some of you might know that in a past life (read before CrossFit) I was a competitive rope climber for LA Valley College.  It was an old, dying sport when I was recruited, but this did not retract from it’s value.  Depending on the country of competition (it’s experiencing a resurgence in Eastern Europe) the heights were anywhere from 20 to 25 feet.  World records for a 20 foot climb flirted with 3-ish seconds.  Here is a sample of competitive climbing.



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