Back on topic
I assume you are talking mountain bike climbing, and it really depends on the climb as far as length and steepness, one other thing to take into consideration is going to be terrain. If it is loose you will want to stay seated and shift your weight back to maintain traction but also not too far back as to causing the front wheel to come up off the ground. Most of the stuff you will encounter at Beverly is the sit down kind of climbing with trail 16 being the exception.
Since most of my riding is done on the road I do vary how I climb frequently, sitting on most and trying to keep a constant cadence, but sometimes standing and pushing a little harder is a nice change, works a different set of muscles as well.
Farmboy wrote:there are people who say they like to climb. what those people are really saying is that they suck at everything else.
I love climbing, but that is because I am one of those skinny dorks that no one likes