Periods of injury can be trying for climbers. You may feel a range of new emotions that are difficult to understand. You are not alone. The Kubler-Ross model, most commonly applied to grief and loss, can also be observed in injured climbers during climbing withdrawal and recovery. These 5 stages are meant to guide you through your grief process, better equipping you to cope with your injury and loss of climbing. Proceed through your journey with an open heart and remember your injury is as unique as you are.
Today’s economy of abundance is destroying our precious planet and littering the crags that we love so dearly. We want you, socially and environmentally responsible climber, to limit your impact on the environment when choosing your gear. In response, Crux Crush has been working with climbers, environmentalists, and a whole bunch of hippies to design a line of essential climbing gear that Mother Nature herself would endorse, bringing climbing and our earth back into equilibrium.
Climbers are a crazy bunch. The presidential primaries thus far have shown that politicians are equally as crazy (if not more). So what is there to do but imagine if our presidential candidates were climbers…
We morph as we climb a seemingly blank face of rock, reaching new heights, conquering new challenges. However, there are some things climbing opens us to that once untied from the sharp end, we would cringe, laugh at, or straight up deny as having happened. Today we share the top ten things you do up on the wall climbing, that you would never do down on the ground.
1. Swear like a pirate, phrases that make absolutely no sense and are truly just a long stream of grammatically incorrect expletives.
2. Fart. TMI? Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. You’re alone on the wall, contracting your core tighter than a boa constrictor and it just slips out. Besides, gas floats up, not down, right?