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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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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

I USED TO HATE CLIMBING APPROACHES, BUT NOW I'M IN LOVE. HERE'S WHY!

By: Riley Meyer

The climbing approach, the trail or walk in to the base of an outdoor rock climb, can be a weird concept for newer climbers who have learned in a gym setting. I’ve heard from some that it can be intimidating climbing outside the gym because there is so much more you need to know and it can take some time before you can get there. But approaching the crag is one of my favorite parts of any excursion.

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INSIDER TIPS ON MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR NEXT CLIMBING SESSION

By: Roberta Garcia

Our mission is to share our passion for climbing with you - whether you are a seasoned climber or brand new to the sport of rock climbing, there is something for nearly everyone! As a veteran employee, I’ve seen a lot over the years - here is my personal list of insider’s tips to ensure your visit is amazing.

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IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED - CUT YOUR APPROACH TIME

By: Brandy Cuellar

 Red Rock Conservation Area is a climbers dream.  Seriously, people wake up hugging their guide books. Let me paint you a picture:

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AM I READY? TOP FAQ'S ON HOW TO START CLIMBING OUTSIDE

By: Ali Bullock

“Let’s head to Seneca!”...or Red River Gorge or Yosemite...if this text pops up on your phone and your heart starts to race, you know you’re ready to take your skills outside.

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5 OF THE MOST INTERESTING CLIMBING PODCASTS WE'VE EVER HEARD

By: Lawrence Osefoh

Climbing podcasts are out there, and I have listened to most of them. After hundreds of listening hours - here are my favorite podcasts that help motivate and educate me on all things climbing.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Gear

RETIRING CLIMBING GEAR – BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T LOVE A LITTLE SAFETY PEP TALK?

By: Nate Schumacher

For most of us, our gear is our treasure: something we meticulously clean, inspect, display for our friends to admire and painstakingly organize (Don’t believe me? See the raddest gear sheds here). The thought of retiring it is difficult, but you know what they say: it hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on. I’m here to convince you to retire your cherished climbing gear before the point of no return.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips

2 SIMPLE BREATHING TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU CLIMB

By: Tiffany Shocklee

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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HOW TO DEFEAT THE CLIMBING HABIT HOLDING YOU BACK - AVOIDANCE

By: Kim Tellez

"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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