“What is the best body type for climbing? Tall or short? Skinny or muscular?”
If you’re looking for an example of a body type that excels at climbing, dissecting Adam Ondra dimensions is a great place to start. The 26 year old Czech is widely considered the best climber of his generation as the only male athlete to have won World Championship titles in both lead climbing and bouldering disciplines in the same year.
The answer to which body type is best is far from cut and dry but listening to Adam’s criticisms of his own physique like a hockey player describing the preferred curve on their stick blade is enlightening at the very least.
Remember boy and girls, whatever your body type may be don’t let it quash your aspirations: