How to Climb a Rope

  1. Stand close enough to the rope so that it touches your body.
  2. Wrap the rope partly around your shin, starting from outside the knee, so that it rests on or drapes over the top of the foot.
  3. Reach up and grasp the rope. Keeping the elbows close to the body, flex the lats, pulling down and inward to lift your body.
  4. Bend the knees upward and pinch the rope between the top of one foot and the side or bottom of the other foot. Adjust your grip and repeat.

Expert rope climber Dave at CrossFit North says ten rope-pullups, grasping the rope high and pulling up until your hands are at your chest, equals one rope-climb. I’m going to practice this until I can climb all the way up.