Have you ever been to the climbing gym and watched some boulderer use a plastic bag to squeeze his foot into a tiny climbing shoe like he was trying to zip an overstuffed suitcase? Maybe you've noticed a pro climber jamming their feet into their shoes in a climbing video.
A hangboard is one of the best tools a climber has to increase their finger strength. Whether you are focused on indoor climbing competitions or projecting outdoor rock climbs, at some point you will likely need to focus on getting stronger fingers. But how do you know if it is the right time to start hangboarding?