The rope climb is an exercise that is used commonly in CrossFit workouts and as a test of upper-body strength. It was even contested at the Olympics in the early 20th century. It targets a wide range of upper-body musculature, including the hands and forearms, shoulders, biceps, lats (latissimus dorsi), and core.
Builds serious grip, biceps, and pulling strength
Classic test of both strength and strength endurance
Can be performed with or without involvement from the feet