Start Climbing

Earth Treks Blog

Earth Treks Blog

Earth Treks Blog helps expand the knowledge of climbers and increase their stoke!

Blog Feature

bouldering | Training for Climbing | Lead Climbing

I'm a Rope Climber, But Here's Why I Boulder

By: Jon Meltzer
November 05, 2018

As a personal trainer and fitness guru at Earth Treks, I hear a lot of the same mindset: “All of my climbing goals involve tall climbs on ropes. Why would I boulder?” At first glance, the logic behind the thought seems sound. If you want to run a faster mile, you spend a lot of time running miles. If you want to lift heavier weights, you… well, you lift heavier weights. The fact is that rock climbing, especially leading sport routes, demands a very precise ratio of power, strength, endurance and mental fortitude. That’s where bouldering comes in.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Climbing Tips | beginner climbing | Lead Climbing

Best Belaying Tips: How to Give a Soft Catch

By: James Nurse
October 03, 2018

Lead climbing is what I love most about this sport. While climbing can primarily be described as an individual sport, there is almost nothing more important to a lead climber’s success than trusting their belayer. This trust allows the climber to focus 100% on their climb and to commit to those harder and scarier moves. On the flip side, the fastest way to erase that trust is to give your climber a hard catch or, even worse, spike them.  There are many tips, tricks and techniques that climbers learn and develop over the years to make themselves the best belayer possible in all scenarios.

Read More

Share

Happy Climbers | Subscribe to the Earth Treks Blog!

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Get the latest climbing news, tips and tricks straight to your inbox.

Blog Feature

Lead Climbing | Earth Treks Adventures

TAKING THE REINS – LESSONS LEARNED WHILE LEADING MY FIRST CLIMBING TRIP

By: Erica Espenak
July 13, 2017

My first experience multi-pitch trad climbing is what inspired me to work in the climbing industry and in many ways changed the course of my life. I remember getting to the top of Seneca on that first trip and thinking, “Now I get it!  This is what climbing is supposed to be for me”. Climbing, while often a social activity, can also be very personal - a person’s goals, priorities and motivations are their own. At the top of Seneca I found my reason to climb and keep climbing. I wanted the ability to inspire others in the same way - it was time to plan a big climbing trip to expand my horizons and better hone my skills. I, along with Emily Sillcox and Sherie Lou Santos, was awarded an Earth Treks Avi Sengupta Staff Climbing Scholarship to venture out to Red Rock, Nevada and pursue my goals.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

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.

Read More

Share