Why would you want to climb up the pole side-ways like a crab? Well it's not really like a crab and there are many uses for side climb. Not only is it a cool variation but it sets up many other moves.
This is the first in a series of tutorials that use the side climb or can use the move to set up the next pole pose.
Try to remember to point your toes by engaging the muscle running the length of the front or your leg (anterior tibialis) all the way down into your foot. This will make the foot pointed as well at the toes.