A Climb Up is a movement used in Parkour and freerunning to go from a hanging position to the top of a wall. It is similar to a muscle up, but also using the feet to push off with.

Technique Edit

  1. Starting from a hanging position, bring your feet up close to your hips.
  2. Push out with your feet so that your hips move away from the wall.
  3. At the same time, pull up with your hands.
  4. Shift your grip so that you can push down with your palms.
  5. Push upwards into a cast position; from there you can easily bring one foot on top of the wall, but one may have struggle putting a feet on the ledge, so he/she may use the shinbone to get upon the obstacle (although this should be avoided if possible).

Usefulness Edit

It is very commonly used in wallruns and cat leaps to bring oneself over the obstacle. A wallrun combined with a climb up (so that it is one fluid motion) is called a pop vault.