Learning to climb to avoid the cables in Italy

By Martina Zandonella “Come on… Cross it! ” “But it is cold and the rocks are rolling on my feet!” My little friends and I nagged each other on. “Come on, let’s see who can go the furthest.” “Oh is so cold.” “One step at the time. Watch the current!” Many days of my childhood where spent …

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How this tennis player became a rock climber

By Mercedes Pollmeier I wasn’t always a climber. I started out my athletic career as a tennis player and played as a junior in open tournaments in Australia. I landed a full scholarship in the U.S. at University of Northern Iowa, and surprisingly, this is where I first stumbled across climbing. I got my first …

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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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The Making of a Rock Climbing Yogini

Yoga and climbing just go together. It’s a beautiful symbiotic relationship. Both increase balance, core strength, flexibility and mental discipline through a series of fluid movements and holding contorted positions all the while breathing in a controlled rhythmic fashion. Plus, yoga has the added benefit of helping to prevent injury by stretching muscles and increasing …

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Climbing with Kids – What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been!

Allison Coin I was introduced to climbing 7 years ago; 6 years ago, I got married and became pregnant. Therefore, my life as a wife and mother has been experienced in tandem with—and through the lens of—rock climbing. I met my husband on my first day of climbing. Then, after a year of having my …

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A True Story of a Weekend Warrior: The SoCal Edition

  I started climbing in 2003 with top roping but I didn’t consider myself a climber until I started climbing ‘trad’ several years later.  After that, the lifestyle of a trad climber became part of my blood. What does that entail?  As a full time professional in Southern California, it meant a lot of time …

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Scrambling for my Life | How I Became a Climber

By Gigi During some the most stressful times of my life, getting dirty outdoors, and playing on rocks has always provided me with much needed doses of peace within my troubled soul. Before I had even moved to Sin City, and touched down on the amazing terrain of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, AKA …

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