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The 5 Stages of Mourning a Climbing Injury

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…and the cycle of injury begins again. Photo by @mariaenglishteacher

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.

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#ClimberGirlProblems

Our silky, smooth, totally holdable hands.12930987_1740964396190426_437748357_n

 

Out-lifting dudes in the gym.
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Crux Crush Line of Organic Climbing Tools

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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.

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Rock Climbing: Expectation vs. Reality

Expectation: That photo of you sending your project is going to look awesome!

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Reality: Just another butt shot.

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Totally Normal Climbing Partner Emotions

When your partner almost blows a clip…

 

The rare day you’re both nailing all your beta…

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15 Ways You Know You’re a Climber…

We are a special breed. Whether you’re a noob or a veteran, it’s quite clear when you’ve been bitten by the climbing bug. Here are 15 ways you know you’re a climber…IMG_0888

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Now that you know all the components, get out there and project!
Climb on!
Mary

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Your Guide to Making an Epic Climbing Video

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Nothing proves that you’re a hardcore climber like a well directed and edited climbing video. And while here at Crux Crush we’re still waiting to make our film debut, we’ve analyzed the top climbing clips to bring you a step-by-step guide to making a climbing video. This tried and true formula is sure to get your video posted on Epic TV, 8a.nu, and climbingnarc.com and maybe take a run at Reel Rock 10.

You may be thinking this is just a stock PC desktop wallpaper, but in fact the blurred leaves are an essential fixture in climbing films.

You may be thinking this is just a stock PC desktop wallpaper, but in fact the blurred leaves are an essential fixture in climbing films.

Step 1 – Get the right vibe: Choose an obscure song, preferably dubstep, that no one has ever heard before so that people know you’re totally “in” with the underground music scene.  As an added bonus, this makes the canyon where your parents usually walk their dog look uber-thug-life-cool.

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