The 5.9 Placebo Effect

“This is it dude, if I don’t get it on this attempt, I’m done!” ...

Should Climbers Take Oral Contraceptives?

  Let’s cut to the chase: For many girls and women, training or performing ...

Transitioning from Gym to Crag

  No matter how many hours you put in at the gym, the first few early-season ...

Climbing Research – What’s new from 2019

  Acknowledgments: This brief summary is based on a collaboration between Tallie Casucci, Kyle ...

Just Tooling Around

  The first indoor climbing gym in the United States opened its doors in ...

Crank Nights

  A small Buddhist country with smokey hills speckled with gold-leaf stupas and humming ...

Bad Genes – The Different Types of Gumbies

It is our deepest desire and oldest challenge to understand where we came from, and ...

The Haters

  Alex Khazanov, an Israeli climber with a patchy beard and bulging biceps, and ...

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Flicks of Falls and Flops

  Hard to tell if this guy was really trying or not … Either ...

Before I Die – What Would Climbers Think?

This article originally published May 5, 2015   Before I die, I want to_____________. ...

COVID-19 Gift Guide: 9 Hot Picks Made by Companies Doing Good Things

Shopping out of boredom? Trying to make someone smile? Whatever the reason, we’ve got ...

Rock Wall At Your Local Playground Has Closed

  As COVID-19 continues to spread across our nation and the world, climbing gyms worldwide ...

Why Climbers Need To Journal

  It may seem like a frivolous, self-indulgent activity reserved for 12-old-girls with purple ...

Top 10 Climbing Tattoos That Went Full-Send

The Tib/Fib Chimney   It’s not clear what the artist means when he says, ...

(More) Pro Tips: How to Wrangle Squirrelly Nerves

  “No matter how many competitions you’ve been to, nerves will always kick in. ...

Resoling Shoes: A Chat with The Rubber Room

  It’s inevitable that your favorite pair of rock shoes will eventually start to ...

Classic Films You Need to Watch If You Call Yourself A Climber

  Chris Sharma’s first ascent of Witness The Fitness, V15, in the Ozark Mountains ...

The Hardest (Indoor) Route

  The hardest route in the world may not reside in a Norwegian granite ...

What’s in Your Iso Bag?

  Whether you’re competing in your regional boulder bash or you’re headed to Nationals, ...

Excerpt From High Drama

This excerpt of High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of American Competition Climbing, ...

The Winning Mind

I started climbing in 1978 while attending St. David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales. I ...

The Secret Rivalry at IFSC Competitions

  “Cheater!” he yelled with an outstretched finger.  “Na uh,” retorted a pale woman ...

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