LESSON:
How to Choose the Right Climbing Shoes

You are previewing this lesson
  1. How to Use a Heel Hook in Climbing
    Rock Climb Tips
    2:33 141 72 0 0 0 Attachments 4 Exercises FREE
  2. How to Warm Up Before Rock Climbing
    Rock Climb Tips
    2:47 86 20 0 1 0 Attachments 3 Exercises FREE
  3. How to Flag Your Foot in Rock Climbing
    Rock Climb Tips
    2:35 63 20 1 2 0 Attachments 2 Exercises FREE
  4. How to Place Your Feet in Rock Climbing
    Rock Climb Tips
    3:10 79 33 1 2 0 Attachments 2 Exercises FREE
  5. How to Choose a Rock Climbing Harness
    Rock Climb Tips
    1:45 13 2 0 0 0 Attachments 0 Exercises FREE
  6. How and When to Smear in Rock Climbing
    Rock Climb Tips
    2:12 129 25 0 0 1 Attachments 2 Exercises FREE
Trending Lessons
  1. Introduction to Surfing
    Canggu Surf School
    3:24 678 210 1 7 3 Attachments 3 Exercises FREE
  2. Adjusting a Shimano DI2 Front Derailleur
    Art's Cyclery
    2:38 47 9 0 2 0 Attachments 3 Exercises FREE
  3. How to do a Ballet Passe
    Kira Elste, Pilates, Barre, & Workouts
    2:51 13 12 4 3 4 Attachments 2 Exercises FREE
  4. How to Punch and Move in Boxing
    Precision Striking
    11:49 122 23 0 2 0 Attachments 6 Exercises FREE
  5. How to Safely Ride a Bike in Traffic
    Art's Cyclery
    0:49 37 16 0 0 0 Attachments 2 Exercises FREE
0:00 0 0 0 0 Attachments Exercises  $
  • Attachments
  • Exercises
  • Curious Card
    Use Curious Cards to show off a photo or video of what you've learned to the teacher and your fellow students.
  • Lesson Discussion
    Raise your hand and…
  • Curious





How to Choose the Right Climbing Shoes

by Rock Climb Tips

0:00 | 3:40

Leave a comment (4)

  • Dan K comment: Did you explain what you mean when you say "more aggressive"?
    • Rock Climb Tips comment: Thanks for the question. "Aggressive" shoes are ones that are more curved. The curve is what helps you stick to overhangs easier as it lets you hook into the holds while on the overhang. They are more for medium to advanced climbers that do a lot of overhangs climbing. Their disadvantages is that they make some of the more common techniques more difficult so unless you are doing a lot of overhangs, I suggest you choose a less aggressive (i.e. less curved shoe).
    • Rock Climb Tips comment: I wrote a blog post on this that may help you out too: http://www.rockclimbtips.com/rock-climbing-shoes-buying-guide/
  • Rock Climb Tips comment: Thanks! I'll gladly help if you have any questions.