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Training Works! - Andrea Cartas

Training Works! - Andrea Cartas
February 26, 2014 -  Andrea Cartas

This time I'm motivated to train for at least three months. The goal: recover finger strength after past injury, increase endurance and raise my level. I'm my own coach cause I have the experience and enough knowledge to carry out it. I'm so happy to see how I was able to send an 50m 8b route in only four attempts and being so close to do my firt 7C+ on boulder! This year is full of protects and I'm excited to do them! I will continue training motivated waiting to find the right protect and the coolest...

Comp Season: Understanding the Importance of Failure - Josh Levin

Comp Season: Understanding the Importance of Failure - Josh Levin
February 26, 2014 - 

With ABS Nationals just having come to a close, I want to address a subject most people are keen to avoid: failure. Failure is something that we avoid at all costs in all aspects of life, let alone competition climbing. However, I believe there are many important lessons to be learned from failure, especially when it comes to dealing with high-pressure situations such as in climbing competitions. This past month and a half, I have had the opportunity to compete in a major pro-level bouldering competition on east coast 6 weekends out of 7. So far, almost every...

Another Winter of Climbing in Bishop - Seth Rogers

Another Winter of Climbing in Bishop - Seth Rogers
February 25, 2014 -  Seth Rogers

This winter I did a couple of trips to my favorite place on earth to boulder - Bishop.  I did a trip with a large group from Zero Gravity and I did a trip with just a couple of climbing buddies.  I like the energy of the large group but I also enjoyed the chill vibe of hanging with just a few friends.

Kochel - Kneebars All Over Atlantiswand - Christian Muench

Kochel - Kneebars All Over Atlantiswand - Christian Muench
February 24, 2014 -  Muench

During the last two weeks, I have been bouldering in Kochel quite a few more times. And as it is in everything, once you put a lot of effort into things, you will be rewarded. Thus, last week, I was able to flash my first FB 8a, “Always ultra extra dry”, and made some progress in my other projects.Last Sunday, I had a really nice day in beautiful weather at the same location and was happy to get a quick ascent of “Lindenthaler” (FB 8a+/b) - which I had worked on for some days before. Such a beasty kneebar,...

Training for Nationals: Pipeworks, Ironworks, and Dogpatch - Matt Grossman

Training for Nationals: Pipeworks, Ironworks, and Dogpatch - Matt Grossman
February 24, 2014 - 

I have been training hard for nationals and am excited to be going off to Colorado in a few days. I have been training for about 12 hours a week. My weekly training is broken up into 3 hour sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and then either Saturday or Sunday. I am trying to do more boulder problems that my coaches make up so that they have a weird move or are more of a comp style boulder problem. I am also working on my slab climbing to sharpen my skills and am getting better at my pacing and...

21st Hueco Rock Rodeo Round Up

21st Hueco Rock Rodeo Round Up
February 21, 2014 -  Melissa Strong

The 21st Hueco Rock Rodeo, HRR, once again has lived up to its iconic status and has proven that the Rodeo has grown into a fantastic three day climbing festival in the desert southwest!  Hueco Tanks State Historic Site allowed 10 extra spots in the backcountry and 5 on North Mountain making it the biggest Rock Rodeo with 175 competitors and registration was full the week before comp!

 

21st Hueco Rock Rodeo - Melissa Strong

21st Hueco Rock Rodeo - Melissa Strong
February 20, 2014 -  Melissa Strong
The 21st Hueco Rock Rodeo, HRR, once again has lived up to its iconic status...

First Ascent of The Penrose Step V14 • Carlo Traversi

First Ascent of The Penrose Step V14 • Carlo Traversi
February 18, 2014 -  Five Ten
In the fall of 2013, Five Ten Elite Athlete Carlo Traversi traveled to Leavenworth, Washington...

Touching Rock After a Long Time - Christian Muench

Touching Rock After a Long Time - Christian Muench
February 17, 2014 -  Muench
I didn't get the opportunity to get outdoors for quite a while now, studying for...

Bishop and the Rope Season - Nick Bradley

Bishop and the Rope Season - Nick Bradley
February 15, 2014 - 
So lately I have been taking quite a few short trips out to Bishop, which...

Trippin - Episode 2 - Madeira with Mark Scott and Sam Flanagan

Trippin - Episode 2 - Madeira with Mark Scott and Sam Flanagan
February 14, 2014 -  Five Ten
Madeira, Europe's lost MTB paradise? That is no longer a question, but now a statement....

Welcome to Brazil - Benjamin Rueck

Welcome to Brazil - Benjamin Rueck
February 14, 2014 - 
After about a two week rest from Africa, an opportunity to travel down to Brazil...
 

La la la Ramblaaa - Daniel Jung

La la la Ramblaaa - Daniel Jung
February 14, 2014 - 
I'm back in Siegen after a good time in Siurana. I'm glad to be taking...

Weekend at LRC - Francesca Metcalf

Weekend at LRC - Francesca Metcalf
February 14, 2014 - 
Recently, I got to get outside and climb at LRC for the first time this...

My First V9 and a Trip to the Pollen Grains - Matt Grossman

My First V9 and a Trip to the Pollen Grains - Matt Grossman
February 11, 2014 -  Matt Grossman
Over the Martin Luther King 3 day weekend a few of my teammates and I...

Routes at Allez up 2014 Competition - Hans Christian Montenegro

Routes at Allez up 2014 Competition - Hans Christian Montenegro
February 11, 2014 - 
This competition was amazing, well organized and a good show for the spectators. Normally,...

La Presa Francisco Zarco - Urs Moosmuller

La Presa Francisco Zarco - Urs Moosmuller
February 10, 2014 - 
Over the winter holidays, I traveled to Torreon, Mexico to celebrate with my girlfriend’s parents....

Vancouver International Film Festival - Sasha DiGiulian

Vancouver International Film Festival - Sasha DiGiulian
February 10, 2014 - 
The places I go and the people I meet pave my understanding of the world....

First Place in Ouray Speed Climbing Comp - Andres Marin

First Place in Ouray Speed Climbing Comp - Andres Marin
February 09, 2014 - 
This year the Ouray Ice Festival was a total blast!!!! Great times teaching...

Mayan Smith-Gobat - Stories from Down-Under....

Mayan Smith-Gobat - Stories from Down-Under....
February 07, 2014 - 
All my faithful followers! Sorry about my long absence from my blog... This year has...
 
 
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