Finger strength is one of the most important, if not the most important aspect of sport climbing and bouldering, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to get stronger. With a single cycle of Steve Bechtel’s 3-6-9 Ladders protocol, I was able to increase my finger strength by 4%, without running any unnecessary risk of getting injured! The finger strength I gained allowed me to send some of my long-term projects on the Moonboard, and solidify my 7A benchmark level! Now I’m starting a second cycle to see how much I can still improve with this extremely effective, but largely underrated hangboard finger strength training protocol. You can find my documented finger strength training progress in this post.