Also known as the reverse climb, I used to make my students in higher level classes do this for a warm up. A couple of times up a 12' pole and you won't be cold any more. But I don't have a 12' pole at home the highest I could get at home is 10' and I would have to set my stage pole up outside for that.
With regard to that in this tutorial I show you from standing and from the floor. If you have a shorter pole doing it from the floor will give you more practice with it because you'll get to perform the motion one more time than from standing.
I like to wrap the top hand/forearm around the pole as opposed to putting the pole in my elbow as an elbow grip. I don't like the aesthetics of the elbow grip for reverse climbing though it may be beautifully utilized in other pole poses.
Aviva has been instructing private clients and group classes for over 20 years. Her passion is pole dancing. Her focus is safe, effective training for the purpose of achieving your goal.