NormalGuy93 saidSo I have recently gotten into rock climbing and have enjoyed it as lot. My only problem is my hand are weak and get tired easily. Any guys here happen to rock climb and know of good hand strength workouts that you have tried? I'm currently on break and don't have access to a rock wall because it's at the University, and it is not always open so I need other ways besides just climbing. Also any other rock climbing workout advice would be good.
Welcome to the sport! I climb in KC too, and know all to well how scant the selection is
You can do some wrist exercised that are pretty helpful with just a 5-8lb dumbell:
Hold your arm out infront of you, fingers straight and on top of the dumbell, thumb straight and below it. Dumbel axix should be horizontal, and as close to your body as it can get. Then raise and lower the dumbell keeping your arm stationary. The inside of your thumb should be holding its weight. If you can do more than 30 reps before burning out, add a couple lbs. After a set, turn your hand 180 so it rests on your fingers, thumb on top, and repeat.
Metoleous makes a grip ball you can pick up at Moosejaw or Backwoods for grip exercise.
Then there's various stretches of wrists/calves.
SLACKLINING is also a good use of time, but hard to do indoors, and its getting cold for outdoors. I've also heard yoga is good as well.
BTW, you're not THAT far from good climbing. I climb at the LifeTime in OP, but there's also great climbing at MonsterMountain aka Emerald City Gym, and Ibex (though ibex is a bit of a drive.
If you want something free/outdoors, check out Cliff Drive for climbing or Swope Park for Bouldering. And NKC Community center has free indoor climbing on the last Wednesday of the month (or something like that). NKCCC.org for info there.