The proper strategy of balance climbing requires the following: v Eyes. As a climber, you should view the entire route selected to climb. Use your eyes to climb the pitch. You should identify handholds and footholds, possible belay positions, alternate routes, rest spots, plus a route for down climbing or descending. You must make use of your eyes continuously to look for subsequent handholds and footholds, and rest positions. As well as to continue planning and revision from the route. v Body Position. As you move and climb, the body must be in balance; that is, unwanted weight has to be centred over your feet. Use your hands mainly for balance, and you weight together with your legs.