There are more American rock climbing gyms now than there’s ever been, and the popularity of indoor climbing doesn’t appear likely to slow down anytime soon.
Stumbled upon this pretty cool podcast episode on Training Beta. It features Natasha Barnes, a former climber and current-day chiropractor that has begun focusing on athlete training and injury prevention.
Alex Honnold is making the rounds again for doing things that Alex Honnold does. For non-climbers, climbing without a rope seems… suicidal. For climbers, Honnold’s latest task seemed … impossible. “Impossible,” and “suicidal”, these are just words people use to describe Honnold on an a daily basis.
Day Three Our third day in Ouray (pronounced “you’re-ay,” not “ooh-ray” according to the locals) saw us get a comfortably late start. One of the advantages to the town being a whopping 5 minute drive away from the ice park is not feeling rushed in the morning; this allows for a stress-free gear-up and a […]
What follows is a detailed recap of our icy adventures in Colorado at the world-famous Ouray Ice Park! Who says you have to climb indoors in the winter!? Day 1 Having arrived in town late the night before, all we’d seen of Ouray, Colorado was the small, one-main-road town nestled in the massive looming […]
Too many climbers spend the winter lamenting the cold weather and sitting inside dreaming of warm days on the rock. Instead of waiting around for the warming rays of spring, several Vertical Rock members and staff are headed west to take advantage of this opportunity to exercise the lesser known but equally exciting vertical discipline: Ice […]
Boinking is an efficient and effective way to regain the wall after falling off an overhanging lead route. A little effort and coordination between the climbing pair can save a lot of time and allow the true projecting of long, steep climbs.
If you’re a boulderer or sport climber interested in taking your vertical game to the next level, slap on these bad boys and you’ll find yourself out of excuses.
Climbing Through the Cold The glorious spring season will soon be peeking over the horizon, however some committed (read: impatient) climbers scoff at the idea of hibernation. And that means preparing for cold cragging! Winter temperatures can bum out even the most adventurous climbers, when numb hands and biting wind make central heating seem increasingly […]