Role Reversal: Interview With Emily And Tim Harrington

We had an interview with Emily and Tim Harrington, let’s get started. When I first saw Role Reversal it left a major impression on me: I want a dad like that. No offense to my own dad (I love you!), but how rad would it be to share a passion like climbing with your parent? Sure, my mom went to the climbing gym with me once, but I’m talking about traveling, exploring, and sharing the joys and frustrations …

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Vanlife Tips From A Girl In The Process

  Today’s post is brought to you by Sarah Coburn, a 22-year-old climber who just left New York for the west in her unfinished van. For building updates, tips and adventures follow her on Instagram @solarlunar__totallytubular. Let’s get into the topic: Vanlife Tips from a girl in the process! Van life sounds sweet, right? No cares in the world, driving on the open road, feeling like a modern day-rock climbing-Jack Kerouac—it all sounds pretty good. Once …

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The Climbing World Cup: Why Americans Don’t Care About

Every year the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) hosts a series of competitions in each discipline of climbing: bouldering, sport, and speed. This year the climbing World Cup series has come and gone, and now the sport climbing World Cup series is underway. Did you even notice? Okay, maybe you noticed, but how many comps did you watch? How many did you care about? For most of us, at least Americans, the answer sounds …

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Women On Lead: An Interview With The Setters Of Austin Bouldering Project

Austin Bouldering Project: In November 2015, the largest bouldering gym in the United States opened in Austin, Texas. With 50,000 square feet, the Austin Bouldering Project (or ABP as it’s known by locals) shattered records. And who better to take on the job of head route setter for the massive gym than the former head route setter of their sister gym (Seattle Bouldering Project), Christine Deyo? Deyo started her setting career in Seattle and quickly …

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7 Steps To Become A More Sustainable Climber

Let’s discuss 7 steps to become a more sustainable climber: “To do good, you actually have to do something,” Yvon Chouinard said (ironically, in an American Express commercial. But hey, it’s a mad inspirational commercial!). Start with these simple actions to limit your impact. Photo credit @lenadrapella (1) Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) Climbers might argue the ethics of ground-up versus rap-bolting ad nauseam, but in general, being an ethical, sustainable climber is not excessively complicated. …

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From Wc Champ To The Wcs: An Interview With Shauna Coxsey

An interview with Shauna Coxsey stole the spotlight earlier this year at the Bouldering World Cup Series with her poise, confidence, and all-around grit and determination. She became the first Brit to win the series and has a promising future ahead of her with the inclusion of climbing in the 2020 Olympics. We were honored to chat with her, not only because of her recent accomplishments but her continued dedication to empowering women by founding …

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Climb4Life: An Interview With Hera Athlete Whitney Boland

On September 10th at MetroRock in Boston, the HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation will be hosting their Climb4Life event with athlete Whitney Boland. I had the immense pleasure of getting to know her and her work with HERA, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and money for ovarian cancer research. Whitney on Requiem of a Heavyweight. Photo credit Christian Fracchia. Though I hadn’t heard of her before, when I mentioned her name to a couple climber friends I was told …

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Climbing Destination: Hatun Machay, Peru

Hatun Machay is a remote, high-altitude (14,000 ft!) sport climbing, hiking, and cultural playground, about two hours outside of Huaraz, Peru. With over 400 bolted routes, counting, and seemingly unlimited bouldering you could spend weeks there without repeating a climb. The sunrises, sunsets, and alpine hiking are stunning enough to attract non-climbers.   That said, you’ll be almost entirely removed from civilization, including internet, and even consistent power supply (they run the power a few …

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Women On Lead: Interview With Jessica Mor, Founder Of 3Rd Rock

The climbing industry is full of innovative and creative people who use their talents to come up with ways that climbers can have an even better experience on the wall. The past few decades have given us lighter gear, better and harder ways to train, and opened up countless new routes in beautiful places that will keep us climbing for as long as we could possibly want. And now, thanks to a fun new company …

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Conquering A Fear Of Falling

Today Chelsea shares her story & useful tips for conquering a fear of falling with you. Chelsea has been climbing for 11 years and has dedicated her life’s work to outdoor education as an Outward Bound instructor. The self-proclaimed lover of all styles of climbing: bouldering, sport, trad, mountaineering, and ice, has worked hard to overcome her fear of falling.  Chelsea on Fuzzy Undercling (5.11b) in the Red River Gorge. Photo by Erik Thatcher. I …

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