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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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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

2 SIMPLE BREATHING TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU CLIMB

By: Tiffany Shocklee
June 29, 2017

PRANAYAMA FOR CLIMBERS Pranayama is the art and science of the breath. Yogis use pranayama to calm the mind, expand inner awareness and stimulate a variety of healthful effects. Many of these practices translate beautifully into climbing. I would recommend trying these two in a seated or reclining position for a few minutes first before testing them out on a climb.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

HOW TO DEFEAT THE CLIMBING HABIT HOLDING YOU BACK - AVOIDANCE

By: Kim Tellez
June 13, 2017

"Hello. My name is Kim and I'm a perfectionist."  I don't know for sure how I became one. I'm guessing it had something to do with my childhood. There might be a sad little league story there. For whatever reason, since I was very young I remember trying very hard to be perfect at whatever I was doing. In school, I had to get straight A's, 100%'s on tests, be the fastest runner - I am an over-achiever, so… what's the problem?

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Women Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

5 CLIMBING RESOURCES EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW

By: Julianna Brightman
June 05, 2017

When I began training more seriously for climbing, I came across Eric Horst’s thoughts on fear of failure and fear of falling in Training for Climbing, and it changed how I saw the impact of climbing on my life. Failure is a good thing in climbing. How you learn from failure determines how you grow as a climber, and falling is a symptom of failure. Lots of women and men talk about being afraid to fall, but I’m betting there are many women like myself who are afraid to fail.

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Lead Climbing | Climbing Tips

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO LEAD CLIMBING

By: Cole Walton
May 01, 2017

Lead climbing, easy to learn but difficult to master. Whether you learned from a friend or took an Introduction to Sport Leading class, Earth Treks is here to help you feel secure and confident on the wall! Take a look at these tips and tricks that can be useful if you are wondering how to continue to develop your lead climbing.

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Indoor climbing volume | Climbing Tips

VOLUMES: THE NEW DIMENSIONS OF INDOOR CLIMBING

By: Cole Walton
March 16, 2017

Volumes; what routesetters love to set, and climbers love to climb! As the indoor climbing industry continues to grow, so too does everything that is involved with climbing gyms. Starting as shaped firing clay, eventually turning into foam cast in a polyester resin, climbing holds have seemed to evolve even more so than the gyms they live in. Check out this article from our friends at Climbing Business Journal to learn more about the evolution of climbing holds.

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belay rock climbing | Climbing Tips

BELAYTIONSHIPS: LOVE MEANS ALWAYS CATCHING YOUR FALLS

By: Cole Walton
February 13, 2017

Happy  Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air – and with love comes trust, with trust comes a happy climber, and with a happy climber comes an attentive belay. Here at Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness we value partnership above all else, and what better partnership is there than those who climb together. So grab a friend or meet someone new and celebrate with Earth Treks.

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