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Bouldering In The Southeast: Horse Pens 40, Rocktown & Stone Fort

Bouldering in the southeast this past fall season has been distressing to say the least. If you’re a southern sandstone crusader, then you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about. Looking out your window, or on the interwebs of Weather Underground has been like sticking your precious finger skin into scalding water over and over again. The rain and humidity (no thanks to El Niño) have been an agitation to every local and visiting dirt bag. …

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The Diy Guide To Digital Dirtbagging Around The World

Yes, you heard right; the diy guide to digital dirtbagging around the world. Let’s be honest, at some point nearly every climber has thought about leaving his or her day job for the open road. Some of us are lucky enough to live the dream, while the rest of us can only watch in envy. In today’s guest post, Jack Lyons of Adventure In My Veins gives some helpful tips on how to turn your dirtbagging …

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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way: Climbing With A Chronic Illness

Climbing With A Chronic Illness: A colleague introduced me to climbing a few years ago in the hope it would help with my insomnia. Little did I know that climbing would help me with so much more than insomnia. When I first got into climbing, I was going through a tough time having lost my father to cancer and trying to complete my architecture course at Leeds Beckett University. Climbing was a revelation – I …

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Perseverance: When Fear Raises Its Ugly Head…Again

When Fear Raises Its Ugly Head…Again: We all have struggles in life. Whether it be with family, relationships, injury, or something else – we all have our own battles. What separates us from where we want to be is how we choose to deal with our struggles. Do we accept it as just the way it is or do we fight for what we want? November of 2014 I was the most confident climber I …

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Climbing Out Of Depression

Climbing out of depression: I have struggled with depression and suicide since I was 12. Throughout high school I thought I had it all figured out; I covered it up with designer clothes and makeup trying to hide the sadness and despair I was feeling underneath. I went to a very conservative private school and did everything I could do to fit in. How To Do Climbing Out Of Depression, My Experience I tried to …

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Climbing In The Year 2030: Climbing Mentality

Part four Climbing In The Year 2030: Climbing Mentality. Over the last two weeks, climber and author John Burgman has looked into climbing’s crystal ball and predicted how the sport might change over the next 15 years. Today we go back to the future one last time and take a look at potential changes to the climbing mentality.  Climbing Mentality In a recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit, Lynn Hill was asked about the mental side …

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Climbing In The Year 2030: Gyms And Facilities

Today we’ve got part 2 of 4 of John Burgman’s series “Climbing in the Year 2030”. In part 1 he took a look at how training may evolve over the next 15 years and in today’s segment he chats with gym owners and training experts to predict what the future holds for climbing gyms and training facilities.  Are Climbing Gyms The New Urban Fitness Craze? While there are still those die-hards who view indoor climbing as somehow inferior …

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Climbing In The Year 2030: Training

Over the next two weeks, we will take a look into the future of climbing (climbing in the year 2030) in a 4 part series. The sport has changed tremendously since 2000. Guest contributor John Burgman, author of Why We Climb, talked with experts in the climbing field to explore how the sport might progress in the next 15 years. Take a moment and think back to your climbing life in the year 2000. Perhaps you weren’t …

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Climbing Destination: Piedra Parada

Today’s post comes from guest contributor, Sarah Williams. Piedra Parada, which translates to “standing rock”, is an iconic rock feature that marks the entrance to a canyon once home to ancient people, now known for its beauty and endless climbing possibilities. It’s located in the Patagonian region of Argentina. Climbing here is a magical experience. It feels like you’ve been transported back in time to a more adventurous age, where there’s still so much to discover. …

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Challenged To My Core: Climbing As A Mom

Challenged To My Core: Climbing As A Mom. There’s something about becoming a climber that convinces you that you can take on anything. At Crux Crush, we have heard multiple stories of climbing empowering women to overcome everything from addiction to arachnophobia to a fear of heights. I believe this is specifically unique to climbing. When you look up at the tall, steep, seemingly featureless route that you just climbed relying solely on your own …

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