Preventing and Managing Belayer's Neck

If you've ever experienced headaches, neck pain, or muscle tension after belaying, this video is for you. Have a look for pointers on how to maintain good posture while belaying, and a quick stretch to prevent tension from building in the neck. As always, you should avoid this exercise if you experience any pain doing it. See a professional to help determine the source of the pain. 

 

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Editor's note: No climbers were hurt or left free soloing in this video. 

By William Bateman