Southwest Limestone: An Alternative to Vegas Sport Climbing

My family and I recently spent some time climbing the limestone sport routes around the Mesquite area, about an hour north of Las Vegas. We visit the Southwest most winters, looking for a little escape from the South Dakota winter, and have always enjoyed Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, and Bishop. But this year we were …

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How You Can Say, “I Rock Climbed a 5.10″

Yup, it’s official! I can remember it like it was yesterday, climbing my first 5.10 outdoors in Holcomb Valley! My mind was blown with pure happiness and satisfaction! Ahhhh yes, reaching your goals is AWESOME! But sometimes, you hit road blocks and don’t end up reaching your goals. That SUCKS because you feel horrible, defeated, straight-up …

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Metal Militia in Robber's Roost

Commuting to Climb

People commute every day for work, but I commute every other weekend for climbing. My husband and I live in San Diego and to get our favorite sport climbing crags, it takes anytime between 5 to 8 hours. Most of the time this is because of Vegas traffic, when everyone wants to go to Vegas …

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On Failing

I recently spent the weekend in the Sierra Nevada’s near Mammoth Lakes, California. Our intention was to get away from the heat in Vegas for the holiday weekend and spend it among the mountains climbing our way up Clyde Minaret (5.8, 13 pitches). Based on the title of the post, you probably already know that …

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Yoga Series | Side Plank Pose

Side Plank Pose Every climber can benefit from having a strong core. From the moment you leave the ground, it’s what keeps you balanced and stable on the wall. Planks are one of the best exercises for building core strength. Along with strengthening the arms and wrists, the side plank variation enhances stability. The full …

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A tale of my early adventures, and misadventures, as a British expat working in Dubai who suddenly discovered a love of rock climbing

I began rock climbing on New Years Eve 2011. I just could not face the prospect of seeing in one more New Year doing exactly the same thing as I had been doing for the last 10 years – i.e. standing in an overcrowded bar, counting down to midnight, and being hugged by random strangers …

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