The Downside of Tight Climbing Shoes

After you have been climbing for awhile, the next natural step is to start looking for your first pair of climbing shoes, also jokingly called “rubbers”. While the decision is not particularly difficult at face value, there are a lot of factors that must be taken into account before you throw down cash for a… Continue reading The Downside of Tight Climbing Shoes

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

I heard this Jim Rohn quote and quickly did a mental check of the five people I spend the most time with… While none of the five are perfect (no judgement, I’m not perfect either!), they all have plenty of qualities that I admire and would love to even be “average” at. But you’re probably wondering, “What… Continue reading “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

“If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough.”

As a new climber, knots, lingo, and technique are thrown at you left and right. What many new climbers are rarely introduced to is how to fall. Many people naturally pick it up, so why teach it? Learning the proper way to fall is about as important as learning how to tie your eight knot.… Continue reading “If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough.”

I climb because…

“What got you into climbing? Why do you climb?” Different people have very different answers to these questions. I haven’t heard a bad answer yet: to socialize, to lose weight, to be challenged physically or mentally, to get stronger, to have fun… The awesome part of climbing is that it provides all of these things… Continue reading I climb because…

Warm Up, Swarm Up

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