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Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How to learn to trust tiny feet when climbing

By: Janet Hirsch

One of the things we hear from those in our Introduction to Technique classes is how much people dread small footholds. You know the ones--the little, teensy, weensy specks on the wall that you tap, tap, tap with your foot in an effort to will your toes to trust them. We've all been there and that's why we're going to look at how you (yes you!) can learn how to trust your feet on even the most microscopic footholds.

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How one of my worst climbing day led me to my greatest achievement

By: Elisabeth Williams

When I think back on one of the proudest moments of my climbing career, I almost immediately remember one of my worst experiences climbing. Both occurred at Indian Creek, Utah.

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How to climb "5.Next": Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

By: Stephanie

Above photo: Approaching the crux on Cannibals, 5.12d at Donner Summit. This isn’t going to be another train harder, work out more, get stronger fingers-type article—because, while these articles are important and valuable, they’ve already been written.  Instead, this is what I do mentally when I want to climb harder. Let’s face it, we all want to get better.  It’s why we love climbing.  There’s always a challenge, whether you’re looking to climb your first 5.10 or 5.13.  In my 14+ years of climbing, these are my time-tested tips on how to push your climbing level to the next grade.

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Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How To: Mental Training On and Off the Wall for Peak Performance

By: Jesse

The best climbers I know aren't just climbers on the wall. They are climbers as a lifestyle. I'm not talking about the dirtbag climber lifestyle, and I don't mean these people train all the time.   I mean that they practice the principles of effective climbing in their daily lives, and view their daily lives as practice for climbing. 

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

I used to dread climbing approaches, but now I live for them (and some tips so you can too)

By: Riley Meyer

The climbing approach, the trail or walk in to the base of an outdoor rock climb, can be a weird concept for newer climbers who have learned in a gym setting. I’ve heard from some that it can be intimidating climbing outside the gym because there is so much more you need to know and it can take some time before you can get there. But approaching the crag is one of my favorite parts of any excursion.

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Rock Climbing

INSIDER TIPS ON MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR NEXT CLIMBING SESSION

By: Roberta Garcia

Our mission is to share our passion for climbing with you - whether you are a seasoned climber or brand new to the sport of rock climbing, there is something for nearly everyone! As a veteran employee, I’ve seen a lot over the years - here is my personal list of insider’s tips to ensure your visit is amazing.

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Rock Climbing

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED - CUT YOUR APPROACH TIME

By: Brandy Cuellar

 Red Rock Conservation Area is a climbers dream.  Seriously, people wake up hugging their guide books. Let me paint you a picture:

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Rock Climbing

AM I READY? TOP FAQ'S ON HOW TO START CLIMBING OUTSIDE

By: Ali Bullock

“Let’s head to Seneca!”...or Red River Gorge or Yosemite...if this text pops up on your phone and your heart starts to race, you know you’re ready to take your skills outside.

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5 of the most interesting climbing podcasts we've ever heard

By: Lawrence Osefoh

Find yourself itching for more than just your buddy’s beta spray on the newest V4? We've put together a list of some of the best podcasts to keep you going during the work week.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Gear

RETIRING CLIMBING GEAR – BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T LOVE A LITTLE SAFETY PEP TALK?

By: Nate Schumacher

For most of us, our gear is our treasure: something we meticulously clean, inspect, display for our friends to admire and painstakingly organize (Don’t believe me? See the raddest gear sheds here). The thought of retiring it is difficult, but you know what they say: it hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on. I’m here to convince you to retire your cherished climbing gear before the point of no return.

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