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How to Climb A Rope

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

War HOGG Tactical Rope Ascending / Descending Technique -

This is the same technique I used when I was in the Infantry in the 82nd Airborne, at Ranger School, during Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) in 7th Special Forces Group and threw-out my time in Special Operations.

In this video I demonstrate a rope climbing and descending technique that could be useful for athletes of The Tactical Games. This is the way I teach all my students and it starts the building block process for all War HOGG instruction. Start without any kit and build from there. Don't forget to train in the same equipment you are planning to use at the games.

1. Reach your hands up high and secure the rope

2. Pull your legs up high with the rope on the outside of the left foot

3. With the right foot hit the rope with the outside of the right foot so that the rope goes over the top of the left foot and step down with the right foot thus locking the rope with your feet

4. Lift your legs up as high as you can and use the power of your legs to drive upwards

5. To descend, open your feet to control your rate of descent

6. About 2 feet from the bottom of the rope, remove your feet and spread them about shoulders with apart as not to roll an ankle on any rope laying on the ground.

Also is it possible to climb a rope wearing gloves?

Let me know what your technique is for climbing a rope?

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Rick Hogg is the owner of War HOGG Tactical, Inc. and is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc.

North Carolina based War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professional comprehensive mobile firearms training, tactical training, and K9 training to civilians, military and law enforcement agencies through combat proven techniques and experience to improve students skill ability. War HOGG also conducts product development and product field testing along with a variety of consulting services in the defense and firearms industry.

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