Category Archives: Training

Ice Season is Here!!!

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 […]

Mantling the Plateau

In the sporting world, rock climbing seems to exist in a vacuum. Practices and principles commonly accepted in the more mainstream sporting arenas are largely absent in your climbing gym or down at your local crag. Ask any climber to list their “required gear” for a trip to the local crag, climbing gym or bouldering [...]