We all want to be better and stronger climbers, but simply being on the wall doesn’t always do the trick. On days you can’t be climbing, workouts are the easiest way to strengthen muscles. Here are 5 simple workouts that you can do at home watching TV, at work, or almost anywhere.
I can clearly remember my first year of climbing, which mainly took place in a bouldering gym. As I slowly and clumsily progressed and honed my skills, I constantly looked forward to conquering the next grade. I would set my sights on completing any climb that had the next higher number on it, and not be satisfied until I got it. Shortly after, I would be daydreaming of finishing a route of an even harder difficulty. I was a full on grade-chaser, wholly focused on that number that represented how tough and cool I was. Fortunately for me, wiser and more experienced climbers shared with me that the number attached to the climb was not everything. Today we take a look at the benefits and disadvantages to grading climbs, as well as how you can use them to improve as a climber as well as maximize your enjoyment of the sport. [Read more…] about Climbing by the Numbers
Life is a great teacher, and we are the students. Every moment, activity, and conversation is an opportunity to learn something new. Surely, we all know that much of learning takes place outside of the traditional classroom, and some of life’s most important lessons are not found in a textbook or a study guide. [Read more…] about Climbing and Life
There are several good reasons why you should inspire your kids for rock climbing. Climbing is an activity that offers health, wellness and developmental benefits. Here are five reasons why you should inspire your kids to take part in this healthy and fun activity. [Read more…] about 5 Reasons to Inspire Your Kids for Rock Climbing
Climbing is an activity that many people love because it is both fun and physically challenging. While many are happy to simply climb different indoor climbing walls or find new rock faces to climb outdoors, others like to spice things up a bit and play climbing games with their fellow climbers. These are lots of fun and a great thing to do when spending time with people who share your passion for climbing. They can also have a practical purpose as you can use games as part of your rock climbing training. If you would like to try some climbing games, either for fun or for training, here are 15 of the best climbing games with instructions on how to play them. [Read more…] about 15 Best Climbing Games for Indoor & Outdoor Climbing!