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Regionals – At Berkeley Ironworks - Matt Grossman

Regionals – At Berkeley Ironworks - Matt Grossman
June 06, 2014 - 

It was my first time ever leading in a big comp. My category was stacked with strong competitors. I knew that I was going to have to give 100% on every route. “TIME TIME, climbers you may begin climbing now,” the timer announced. I stepped onto the wall and was instantly in the zone. But that’s not where the competition started. It started that morning when I checked into ISO to warm up for the comp. ISO is always interesting and crowded because there is never enough space, and often there are new competitors at regionals that have...

What I've Been Up To- Giovanni Traversi

What I've Been Up To- Giovanni Traversi
May 25, 2014 -  Giovanni

So, I've been pretty busy lately. I took a trip to Bishop a while back and was able to send my long term project Direction V13. I had been working on it for a couple years, so it is extremely rewarding to be able to move on from it! Now it is almost summer time which doesn't reveal good climbing conditions. For now I will work, save money, and maybe take a few short weekend trips to Tahoe/Tuolumne. I recently got a new job! I started Route Setting Full Time for Touchstone Climbing...

March 2014: Staying Motivated - Will Roderick

March 2014: Staying Motivated - Will Roderick
March 29, 2014 -  Will Roderick

I have kept training hard over the past few weeks, and I’ve had the chance to experience a huge variety in setting styles through climbing at the Stanford gym, the Planet Granite gyms, the Touchstone gyms, and the Hangar 18 gyms. The diversity in styles not only has improved my climbing and setting, but also given me a better perspective on climbing more generally. I’m gaining a better appreciation of how to improve and how to help others improve. I’m beginning to recognize more and more the importance of climbing for more than just doing harder and harder climbs....

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