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Rock Climbing | Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | Comp Climbing

Climbing High: Tips for Conquering 3,300 Vertical Feet

By: Movement

We hope you're taking on our July Member Challenge to climb a classic! We are celebrating the 7-year anniversary of Alex Honnold free soloing the classic, Freerider on El Capitan. Here are our tips to get you on the leaderboard (or at least how to finish climbing all 3,300 feet!)

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Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | Start Climbing | Fitness and Yoga

Maximizing Your Summer Membership at Movement Gyms

By: Anna S.

Summer is the perfect time to embrace new challenges, connect with others, and enhance your wellness journey. At Movement Gyms, we offer a variety of classes, events, and community activities to help you make the most of your membership! Here are some tips to get the most out of your Summer Membership:

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Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | outdoor climbing

Climbing Stewardship: Preserving the Beauty of Our Nation's Crags

By: Anna S.

Whether you're a seasoned climber with years of experience or a newcomer eagerly embracing the thrill of scaling rocks, chances are your adventures have led or will lead you to some of the most breathtaking climbing destinations across the country. As climbers, we're privileged to explore these natural wonders, but with this privilege comes a responsibility to protect and preserve these environments for future generations. This is where climbing stewardship comes into play.

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beginner climbing | Climbing Community | Start Climbing | mental health

How Climbing Gave Me The Confidence Boost I Didn't Know I Needed

By: Rachel Osborne

Nearly 12 years ago – early into my climbing journey, I had a full-blown panic attack at the gym. As a beginner climber, I was so worried about people watching me and thinking, "Wow, that girl really has no idea what she's doing." I felt embarrassed and didn't want anyone to think poorly of me. Irrational? Yes - but I'm confident I'm not the only one who's been there.

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Lead Climbing | Climbing Community | bouldering | Comp Climbing

Competition Climbing 101

By: Kat Ku

Competition climbing, or "comp" climbing as it's often called, has been on the rise in the last few years, especially since the sport made its Olympic debut back in 2020. You may have seen comp routes in your gyms and athletes crush at live events, but you might be wondering, "How exactly does competitive climbing differ from the rock climbing I'm used to?”

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belay rock climbing | Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | bouldering

9 Tips for a Smooth Vertical Adventure

By: Movement

Welcome to the wild world of indoor climbing – where the walls and vibes are even higher. As you gear up for your vertical adventure, let's chat about some down-to-earth tips that'll keep you cruising through the climbs with style and respect for the whole climbing crew.

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Climbing Community

Beyond Grades: Embracing Community and Self-Expression in Climbing Culture

By: Anna

Climbing culture has a bit of a reputation. It is often depicted as an adventure sport that glorifies pushing grades, sending projects, and conquering new heights. The truth is that for many of us, climbing is not about grades or ego; it is about community, self-expression, and finding our flow. When our personal motivations do not align with the prevailing cultural norms or the expectations of our climbing partners, it can negatively impact our enjoyment of the sport and our progress. By embracing the diverse motivations within the climbing community, we can shift the focus toward creativity, self-expression, and the shared joy of being on the wall.

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Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | Start Climbing

How to find your next go-to climbing partner

By: Amy Verret

One of the biggest cruxes in climbing can be finding a climbing partner or two to climb with regularly. We've got some tips to help you make new friends and lifelong climbing partners.

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World Indoor Climbing Competition | Climbing Community | Climbing Tips

6 Climbing Lessons I Learned from Watching Competition Climbing (Even Though I Don't Compete)

By: Kim

Once I got into climbing, I started watching competitions. Well, I guess not all comps - specifically, the IFSC's (IFSC stands for International Federation of Sport Climbing) bouldering finals competitions. And while I don't climb in comps, even casually, I have learned a lot of great lessons and I recommend more climbers watch comps.

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Climbing Community

15 Would You Rather Questions That Make You Go Hmmm

By: Movement

Do you remember your childhood memories and your ability to have innocent fun? Yes? Pick a number. 1-2-3. Pick a color. B-L-U-E. Pick another number. 1-2-3-4. We understand that adulting is sometimes difficult. The “real world” is challenging, but it does ironically expose a wonderful truth, which is that being an adult can be overrated. Picasso’s even on our side for this one (so you know it’s true): “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”. Reclaiming our innocence and the ability to break down our own barriers for fun is daunting. The first step is to get in the right mindset--rewind to your youth. Do you remember the old games of yore? Kick the can, the stick with a wooden circle rolly thing, pong, truth or dare, spin the bottle, creepy crawlers, the water level in Zelda? (Insert pause for melancholic sigh of remembrance). Recently, we’ve noticed our online community going bonkers for a silly, little game of “Would you Rather” and we thought we’d share the ones that seem to be getting downright heated. (To be fair, choosing between eating mayonnaise for the rest of your life or sweating mayonnaise for the rest of your life tends to do that). Enjoy!

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