As humans, we tend to beat up our bodies a lot. The human body can take a lot and work through a lot: broken bones, pulled tendons/muscles, missing limbs, working out with bronchitis, eating sixty doughnuts in nine minutes, child birth… (I’ve literally never experienced any of the things previous mentioned, but I can imagine.)… Continue reading Warm Up, Swarm Up
“I climb.” This statement can tell you a lot about the person who says it. Speaking as a completely objective third party observer with absolutely no personal interest in the matter (thank you, Viola Hastings), the speaker will likely be one of the coolest, smartest people you have ever met. What this statement does not… Continue reading A rock is a rock is a rock… right?
So you want to start rock climbing at your local gym but you’re not sure what to do or where to start: What clothes do I wear? What shoes do I wear? What do I bring? How strong do I have to be? How fit do I have to be? Well, here are all of… Continue reading So you want to start climbing… Now what?
This phrase is said by a spotter to a climber who is making a hard unprotected move (by gear or pads). “I’ve got your spot” is how the spotter signals to the climber that the climber is free to try–and try hard. This phrase means, “If for some reason you don’t make that move, I’m… Continue reading I’ve got your spot.