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2018 USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Local Competition in Timonium

By: Janet Hirsch
September 06, 2018

Earth Treks is thrilled to host a USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Local Competition on September 29, 2018 at Earth Treks Timonum. LOCATION Earth Treks Timonium 1930 Greenspring Dr,  Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 Click here for directions

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Climbing Gear | Climbing gifts

Gear I Can’t Live Without: Black Diamond ATC Pilot

By: Alex Garcia
August 14, 2018

Not long ago Black Diamond released the ATC-Pilot--a brand new assisted braking belay device that’s perfect for the gym or the crag. I was skeptical at first since there are numerous similar devices already on the market, but I’m a huge gear nerd so I had to try it out.

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Fitness and Yoga

AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN'T RELAX IN YOGA?

By: Ashley Van Dyne
July 20, 2018

You make it to a yoga class. You're laying down at the end and you're ready to relax in Savasana, the last resting pose.  As you settle in, the teacher tells you in their softest and most reassuring voice to let go, to surrender. 

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VAN LIFE: SIMPLE, HEALTHY EATS FOR CLIMBING

By: Kim Tellez
June 12, 2018

When I’m in Rifle, all I want to do is climb. From the moment I wake up, I’m ready to take off and jump on the warm-up routes. I sleep with the guide book next to my pillow. On a sheet of scratch paper sticking out of the book is the list of routes I carefully chose the night before. I’m still a bit impatient, like a kid at Disneyland, but I’m working on it.  As the sun creeps over my van, I get out and walk around and pace around my climbing partner’s car, who is usually still fast asleep. I might even bump into his car a few times to get the ball rolling.

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BUILDING A CLIMBING CULTURE IN BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

By: James Scheh
June 05, 2018

As climbers, most of us have felt the awesome impacts that climbing can have on us as individuals and on our local communities. Ideally, the continued growth in climbing and the development of new climbing areas in new communities will continue to have a positive impact and foster our community. That is our goal for Loreto and Comundu, two small communities in the incredible Sierra Giganta Mountains in Baja California Sur. 

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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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