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6 Climbing Lessons I Learned from Watching Competition Climbing (Even Though I Don't Compete)

By: Kim

Once I got into climbing, I started watching competitions. Well, I guess not all comps - specifically, the IFSC's (IFSC stands for International Federation of Sport Climbing) bouldering finals competitions. And while I don't climb in comps, even casually, I have learned a lot of great lessons and I recommend more climbers watch comps. 

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Women Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

I got lost comparing myself to other climbers. Here's how I stopped.

By: Kim

I’ve been climbing for 8 years and I know I’ve accomplished so much, but every now and then I can’t help but compare myself to other climbers. Sometimes I look around and I get a little discouraged when I see other people, who’ve been climbing for much less time than me, working on climbs that I can’t even touch. 

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How one of my worst climbing day led me to my greatest achievement

By: Elisabeth Williams

When I think back on one of the proudest moments of my climbing career, I almost immediately remember one of my worst experiences climbing. Both occurred at Indian Creek, Utah.

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How to climb "5.Next": Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

By: Stephanie

Above photo: Approaching the crux on Cannibals, 5.12d at Donner Summit. This isn’t going to be another train harder, work out more, get stronger fingers-type article—because, while these articles are important and valuable, they’ve already been written.  Instead, this is what I do mentally when I want to climb harder. Let’s face it, we all want to get better.  It’s why we love climbing.  There’s always a challenge, whether you’re looking to climb your first 5.10 or 5.13.  In my 14+ years of climbing, these are my time-tested tips on how to push your climbing level to the next grade.

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The Unwritten Rules of the Gym

By: Earth Treks Climbing + Fitness

Hey there, (soon to be) climber! We know it can be intimidating to come into a new space,  especially since it feels like there are always unwritten rules and etiquette that everyone but you seems to know. So, to help, we are writing those "rules" down for you!

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Remembering Jesse

By: Earth Treks Climbing + Fitness

We are heartbroken to share that Jesse Schouboe tragically passed away last weekend.

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Black History Month - Some Resources

By: Earth Treks Climbing + Fitness

Our hope is that the outdoors and climbing gyms serve as our safe spaces for everyone. However, “African-American experiences are far more complex than the contemporary narrative suggests, having been shaped by institutions of slavery, segregation and scientific racism. That combined impact has presented outdoor public areas as contested and often, violent social spaces" (Goodrid, 2018, p. 30). So, one step we are taking is to continue to learn about systemic impacts through black narratives and perspectives so we can better acknowledge past injustices and stop or intervene in future ones.

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Lead Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

4 Tricks to Overcome Your Fear of Falling

By: Earth Treks Climbing + Fitness

If you've ever felt like a fear of falling is holding you back from climbing through hard cruxes of routes or problems, you're not alone!   Fear of falling is something that all climbers, even those with years of experience, manage regularly. It can be one of the most scary parts of climbing. However, falling is a part of climbing and learning how to take practice falls is a skill that should be practiced.

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Core: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

By: Jesse

An Introduction into Core Tension What Is Core Tension?

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Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How To: Mental Training On and Off the Wall for Peak Performance

By: Jesse

(Warning: This article discusses curriculum for a new class. Whether you're interested in this class or not, please free to read on and enjoy the information!) 

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