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WHAT IS BOULDERING?

By: Jon Meltzer
May 03, 2018

BOULDERER IS A WORD It's true, rock climbing requires some technical knowledge. We need to know how to tie a variety of knots, as well as ways to manage slack and get down from the summit safely. We need to have gear (many of us tend to go overboard with racks upon racks of carabiners, slings, cams and other various baubles). We need marathon endurance to tackle gigantic, wandering routes that disappear into the clouds. Right? … Well, not exactly.

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Climbing Tips

5 TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR FIRST CLIMBING TRIP

By: Ty Baxter
March 30, 2018

'Tis the season! Whether your heart is set on Red River Gorge, Indian Creek or Red Rocks, it's officially climbing season somewhere. You've watched the weather, acquired all the gear and downloaded the crags on your app...now what? Make sure your t's are crossed and i's are dotted by checking out these quick tips for planning your climbing trip.

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2018 YOUTH SPORT & SPEED LOCAL COMPETITION

By: Tori Barnett
March 28, 2018

Earth Treks is thrilled to host the 2018 Youth Sport & Speed Local Competition! This USA Climbing Competition is April 28, 2018 at Earth Treks Golden.

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Fitness and Yoga

LIFT YOUR WAY TO A STRONGER CLIMB

By: Danielle Repetti
March 15, 2018

Climbing is a challenging sport. It requires a great deal of technique, strength, flexibility, endurance and power. Many climbers have honed their technique and skill – but there's one looming part of the puzzle holding them back from those bigger, more challenging climbs.

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ROCK WARS IV: A NEW ROPE! USA CLIMBING COMPETITION

By: Tori Barnett
February 05, 2018

Earth Treks is thrilled to host Rock Wars IV: A New Rope! This USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Competition is April 21, 2018 at Earth Treks Columbia. REMEMBER, EVERYONE entering the facility on Saturday, whether competing or just watching, must have a completed waiver on file! Please complete the waiver online before coming to the gym on Saturday, it will speed up the whole check in process! FULL WAIVER HERE LOCATION Earth Treks – Columbia, Maryland Click here for directions FORMAT Red point with two sessions for climbing. All USA Climbing age categories are welcome in each group, and each group gets three hours of climb time.

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What's New

WELCOME ROBERT COHEN, NEW CEO OF EARTH TREKS & PLANET GRANITE

By: Tori Barnett
January 18, 2018

The perfect climbing team shares your psyche, pushes you to be your best and helps you laugh at all the silly little things that life throws at you. They make you more creative, more compassionate, more connected to the climb. Together you dream up cool adventures, embark on fascinating journeys and stand on distant summits. A great team makes climbing even more rewarding.

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CH CH CHANGES! YOUR MEMBERSHIP PERKS JUST GOT BETTER

By: Tori Barnett
January 02, 2018

INTRODUCING UNLIMITED FREEZES We’re tossing the three-month limit to freezes. You can now freeze for as many months as you like!  Accept that overseas internship or set off on a cross-country road trip and your membership will be waiting for you when you get back.* With all that climbing, it’s easy to forget about other perks already included in your membership  - here's a short list of benefits you absolutely should be taking advantage of!

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YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ON OUR WALLS – ENTER THE TOMMY BELL PHOTO CONTEST

By: Tori Barnett
December 28, 2017

Tommy Bell was part of the Earth Treks Rockville family for more than six years hosting birthday parties, teaching climbing classes and much more. Best known for his ever-present smile and seemingly endless supply of positivity, Tommy embodied the best in all of us. Our community lost Tommy far too soon when he passed away in a bicycle crash in the Spring of 2017.

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Climbing gifts

GO-TO GIFTS FOR THE CLIMBER IN YOUR LIFE

By: Collin Jenkins
December 15, 2017

What do you get a climber who has more gear than ornaments on the Christmas tree? Worry not. We’ve got the gift list of items climbers don’t even know they need!

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YOUTH BOULDERING CAPITAL REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

By: Tori Barnett
November 30, 2017

Earth Treks Rockville is thrilled to host the USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Capital Region Championship on Saturday, December 9, 2017!

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