As comforting as it is to be clipped right at the bolt, the minutes before that happens can be very alarming. It becomes alarming if you let yourself realize that you are the furthest you will be from your previous protection. Once that can of thought is open, the next alarming thought is about how … More Keep Control of Your Life. Stop Dog Boning
Fear of Falling: Now Breathe and Do It I clip into my protection. Straighten my arm on the wall and shake out my other arm as I load it with chalk. Switching sides I do it for the other arm. I take a deep breath and calculate my next move, and the move after that. … More Now Breathe and Do It
I first started seriously lead climbing last Spring (March 2017). I thought it would be no big deal, just another type of climbing. However, the fear of falling was (is) petrifying! The natural state is to be afraid of taking a fall. Evolution wise that makes sense. It takes a constant effort to overcome this … More Fighting the Fear of Falling
Gear Review: Firefly Updated 3/25/2019 “I’m not sure I should get on this route. I have to go soon and this may be a little tricky for me.” Above are real excuses I give myself to not try as hard as I can. Like a lot of new leaders I have experienced the fear of … More Gear Review: The Firefly
It’s outdoor season! After a long, cold and wet winter, the rocks are finally drying and the sun is warm. Climbing outdoors opens some extra variables. I can’t say we can narrow out all dangers of outdoor climbing. All I am saying is that a few minutes and some extra attention is all it takes … More Be A Safer Climber In Just 3 Minutes and 15 Seconds.
There comes a point in every climber’s life when climbing becomes too fun. In order to combat how fun the sport is climbing engineers developed the aggressive shoe. What is the aggressive shoe? Some might describe it as a torture device created to make sure that toenails are properly clipped. Others describe them as a … More Why get a passive shoe, when you could get an aggressive shoe?
Lacking or maintaining flexibility while working the upper body? Getting more tight from training? Look no further! Except to look further down this page! 😉 Recently, I released a training article on exercises to improve climbing with no equipment. After using my own exercises I realize that there is a need for a follow up! … More Improve Climbing: Stretch that Upper Body