I address that here:
But to your point, yeah, no legs in towel pullups. No rope either…...
Now, since a rope climb is one towel pullup and then one knees to elbows, you could do 5-6x of the following: towel pullup, towel knees to elbow, then next level….all 5 at once, no dropping…;-)
And for the most part, if you can do 15 towel pullups, the point becomes moot as you end up with hulk grip and can do legless rope climbs…because no sub is a 1-1 carry over. Sometimes they’re progressions on the correct equipment, and sometimes they’re just something you can do in a globo gym…
You mean the hulk grip that Rich Froning has? You mean when he tried to put a stamp on his win in 2010 during the last event but failed after not knowing how to climb a rope costing him tens of thousands of dollars?
He learned how to climb a rope, and you should too! - Drop the $100 bucks and get a rope and learn how to use your feet to push yourself up, just like climbing a wall. Just buy a cheap manila with like 12ft? and a clamp and do repeats. - http://www.repfitness.com/bodyweight-gymnastics/climbing-ropes
Thank me later when you win $250,00 instead of $100,000 at the CF games.