When it comes to climbing injuries, the spotlight stays fixed on the upper body: fingers, elbows, and shoulders. It makes sense. Those three areas undergo significant wear and tear. But it's just as important to consider the risk of injury in our lower half, where our knees are the most taxed from climbing movement.
Not only will keeping your knees healthy extend your climbing career, but if you make your legs strong in the process, those gear humps to the base of El Cap or Half Dome are soooo much easier.