Inspiration

Keeping It All In Perspective: Interview With Angie Payne

Interview With Angie Payne: We’ve had a crush on Angie Payne ever since we watched her graceful power at The 2012 Dark Horse Comp. A climbing force inside and out, Angie has claimed the FFA of 30 boulder problems V9 and harder, not to mention being the first woman in the world to climb V13. Recently at The Heist, we had the opportunity to briefly interview her and were struck by her down-to-earth, thoughtful responses. Payne talked about the inspiration …

Keeping It All In Perspective: Interview With Angie Payne READ MORE

The Art Of Climbing Film: Interview With Filmmaker Jen Randall

About The Art Of Climbing Film & Interview With Filmmaker Jen Randall. We were impressed by the trailer for Jen Randall’s Push It (above) well before its full-length release and knew when we started Crux Crush that she was someone we needed to connect with. At her film and photography company Light Shed Pictures, Jen manages to make beautiful and thoughtful films without an ounce of pretension. Her editing, subject, and audio choices create a meaningful …

The Art Of Climbing Film: Interview With Filmmaker Jen Randall READ MORE

Setting For The Heist: Interview With Flannery Shay-Nemirow

Another exciting interview with Flannery Shay-Nemirow; Now that Labor Day is past, and we can smell autumn in the air, we can feel the excitement building not only for “sending season” here in New England but also for all of the great comps that happen in our fair city in the coming months. We are really fortunate to see so many amazing climbers from all over the country right here in our backyard. One of …

Setting For The Heist: Interview With Flannery Shay-Nemirow READ MORE

Climbing Destination: El Chorro, Spain

For hundreds of years, sheep herders roamed among the cliffs and caves dotting El Chorro, resting in the natural shelter-forming limestone caves. In the 1920s, the Spanish King ordered a hydroelectric dam built, cutting through “la garganta” (throat) of the valley. In order to ensure the workers stayed on task, he also had a “caminito” (little walkway) built along the sheer side of the cliffs, hundreds of feet above the pummeling river, which would later …

Climbing Destination: El Chorro, Spain READ MORE

Glenna Alderson: A Local Crag Legend

Glenna Alderson is one of those climbing legends. You haven’t seen her on the cover of Climbing Magazine and you might have outclimbed her at the gym, but if you paused for a second to say hello to her, or more likely – for her to say hello to you, you’d see a slice of what it means to truly live life. Although Glenna is skilled at climbing, it wasn’t her climbing that drew us in. …

Glenna Alderson: A Local Crag Legend READ MORE

Interview With Beth Rodden

Over the last few years, Beth Rodden, arguably one of the best climbers out there, male or female, disappeared from the pages of climbing magazines and blogs. During that time she battled a cycle of injury, surgery, and re-injury, as she attempted to make sense of the sport that debilitated, captivated, and catapulted her. In the last year, after sculpting, chipping, and remolding herself, Beth has emerged as a different kind of climber. Beth Rodden on the …

Interview With Beth Rodden READ MORE

Rock Roots Linda Lee

Rock Roots Linda Lee: Guest contributor Lily He has been hitting up the crags and gyms, scoping out the best stories behind the everyday climber. Today, we feature her interview with Linda Lee – the mother of a talented and dedicated climbing family whose story brings new meaning to the idea of “Rock Roots”.  First, you notice the kids. Andy Lamb is 19 and just podiumed at ABS Nationals (don’t worry, I heard from *someone* …

Rock Roots Linda Lee READ MORE

Interview With Colette Mcinerney

Interview With Colette Mcinerney: Both on and off the wall, Colette McInerney is shaping the image of climbing. She humbly balances climbing 5.14 (she recently sent China Crisis, 5.14a/8b+) with an incredibly talented and creative eye for capturing the climbing world around her through photography, videos, interviews, and writing. As if we weren’t in love with her already, she also has a kick-ass sense of fashion – totally the kind of girl who we’d want …

Interview With Colette Mcinerney READ MORE

Walls Without Balls: All Women Big Wall Ascents

All Women Big Wall Ascents: There’s top-rope climbing, there’s sport climbing, there’s traditional climbing, and then there’s big wall climbing. For any newbies out there, big wall climbing is what it implies – climbing up a really big wall, think the 2,000-foot face of Half Dome. It involves multiple pitches of climbing, so sustained that it usually takes multiple days. (Yes, that means you’re sleeping and sh!*@ing 1000 feet up in the air). Unless you’re …

Walls Without Balls: All Women Big Wall Ascents READ MORE

Scroll to Top