Climbing

Winter Traction 101

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Winter is the season of traction. Not needing to worry about your feet moving in a direction you don’t want while you’re walking on snow or ice can go a long way towards making your winter experience a pleasant... Read More »

Making Sure There’s a “Next Time”

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Matt and I headed off on our adventure all psyched up. The mission was Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park. 1200 feet of beautiful sandstone, with the same crack system for over half of the route; it is considered... Read More »

Bouldering Basics for Beginner Climbers

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Bouldering, my favorite type of rock climbing, is a sport in which you climb to a max height of about 20 feet with no rope or harness.  This type of climbing also requires the least amount of gear which... Read More »

5 Training Tools for Rock Climbing

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Pushing boundaries and escaping plateaus are common themes in rock climbing.  It always seems that the more difficult the route or problem, the better the experience one has on the ascent. I have always found that the best training... Read More »

Introducing Yourself to Rock Climbing

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am in love with rock climbing.  I love all the aspects and styles of rock climbing, but mostly I love the way climbers vertically challenge themselves against nature’s rock and ice to... Read More »

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