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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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World Indoor Climbing Competition | Climbing Tips | Comp Climbing | speed climbing

What is Speed Climbing?

By: Rachel Osborne

In climbing, as in life, there's something thrilling about the prospect of a race. Two competitors, a clearly defined finish, and the drive to be the quickest. You may have seen a unique wall in your local gym marked by uniform red holds. Here, climbers tap into this excitement as they face off in a vertical sprint to the top. Blink, and you might miss it. This is speed climbing.

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Comp Climbing

The Ins and Outs of Competitive Bouldering

By: Hunter Price

Bouldering is an exhilarating and accessible form of climbing that many of us have tried, or at least seen, at our local gyms. We highly recommend it if you haven't given it a go yet! Bouldering walls are typically shorter, ranging from 10 to 18 feet, with a thick mat underneath to catch you when you fall. No ropes are involved, so when you fall, you simply get back up and try again from the ground.

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Comp Climbing

Climbing Competitions on the World Stage: What to Expect

By: Movement Staff

Early in August, the world will be enjoying the sport that so many of us love! Starting August 5th, climbers from around the globe will compete in one of the summer's most anticipated events. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming competitions.

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bouldering | Comp Climbing

Level Up Your Redpoint Comp Strategy

By: Matteo Daboub Gonzalez

Just signed up for your first comp and not sure where to start? If you haven’t yet, check out our article, Comp Climbing 101, to learn about comp climbing basics. Still, the day of a redpoint comp can feel overwhelming. So many climbs and so little time – and so many decisions to make! Not to worry, we’ve created a step-by-step strategy guide to help you make key choices to maximize your competition experience.

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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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