Tag Archives: Chris Sharma

Halloween Climber Costumes

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume that you can throw together and wear to your local gym’s black light boulder party? Here’s a few ideas…


Happy Halloween & Climb on! ~Cate

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Shoe Review – Evolv Shaman


I bought these shoes right before our trip to Puerto Rico in February.  It was the day before the trip and my La Sportiva Miuras weren’t back in time from being resoled, so I was in desperate need of a reliable pair of shoes.  I was looking for a tight, but comfortable, all-day shoe for sport climbing.  A friend recommended these, and I was able to demo them at my gym, so pretty soon these guys were in my suitcase and headed for some rainforest climbing adventures.

Besides being voted Editor’s Choice by Climbing and Urban Climber magazines, you know this shoe has gotta be good because every aspect, right down to the, ahem…”Love Bump” was designed by Chris Sharma himself.  So, wanna know more about Sharma’s “Love Bump”? Then do read on:

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Barbara Raudner Sends Mind Control (8c+)


A few days ago 40-year-old Austrian climber Barbara Raudner sent Mind Control (5.14c) in Oliana, which was put up by Chris Sharma and has only seen a few female ascents. Barbara describes her experience on her website, saying, “I had to stay motivated, to control my mind until the top and to take my chance… For me Mind Control is the most beautiful route I have ever tried.”

Barbara, Kristin Yurdin, and many others are proving that you don’t have to be a child prodigy to climb HARD. For me, a 29-year-old who found climbing 2 years ago, this is amazing inspiration. So, thank you and congrats!

Climb on!

(Info and Photo Credit: 8a.nu and Claudia Ziegler Photography)

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Hey girl… Ryan, Dave, Chris, and Adam just wanted to recognize you for all of the hard work you’re putting into your climbing. Happy Friday!

Love, Crux Crush

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