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The Nightmare Before Sendmas (Hopefully!!!) - Erica Carlson

The Nightmare Before Sendmas (Hopefully!!!) - Erica Carlson
November 27, 2014 -  Erica Carlson

About a week ago, we had the first Alberta Climbing Association (ACA) comp of the year and it was hosted by my home gym, Calgary Climbing Centre. These comps are always a blast and are very well organized. Simon, the manager of the south location, has been hosting comps for 10+ years and has ironed out pretty much all the kinks you can have in a competition. This competition consistently runs on time, which is testimony to the level of organization they have. Unfortunately, this is the first time in over 6 years that I was not...

World Cup Lessons - Erica Carlson

World Cup Lessons - Erica Carlson
July 25, 2013 - 

After a rough comp, you can do one of two things. You can figure out what you did wrong and see how you can improve it. Or, you can be a grouch about it. Typically, I’m pretty good at learning from a poor comp and making sure I’m not grouchy about it. I can’t say that was the case though for the Boulder World Cup in Vail... I was a grouch trying to learn and learning is nowhere near as easy when you’re frustrated.I think the reason I was frustrated was because the comp emphasized a style of climbing...

Small Town Roots - Erica Carlson

Small Town Roots - Erica Carlson
March 03, 2013 -  Erica Carlson

Every once in a while, you get writer’s block. You just don’t know what to write about. I was feeling that a while back so reached out to some friends looking for help with a topic. A friend that I first started climbing with back in Winnipeg, Manitoba suggested I write about my early days and transitioning from going from a smaller competition scene to being one of the top Canadian climbers now.As I’ve suggested so far, originally I wasn’t from Calgary, Alberta... I was from the flat of the flatlands, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Everyone always asks how I managed...

 
 
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