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Rock Climbing

I Leaned Into Unpredictability and This Is What Happened

Recently I took a short break in Ten sleep. After being locked up from Covid and set free, Ten Sleep represented a shift in my climbing, or maybe a shift in my universe. A new sort of humility came with a lack of expectations and proper training. Instead of worrying myself about the past, I […]

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Rock Climbing

Pull ups vs. Climbing Grades

Do you feel that pull ups affect your climbing grade? I’ve heard this topic discussed hundreds of times, so I wanted to make a survey to find out at least a little bit of the truth. Is this a climbing myth or is it true? Weigh in your data to help me find out the […]

High Protein Gluten Free Garlic Naan

This easy gluten-free naan recipe contains no egg or yeast and comes together in 30 minutes! This easy stovetop naan recipe is tested-and-perfected, highly rated, and tastes much like traditional naan! GLUTEN-FREE, HIGH PROTEIN, VEGAN NAAN. THESE GLUTEN-FREE NAAN: Are easy to make and require no baking. Can be made vegan. Replace the egg with flax […]

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Rock Climbing Training

The Fastest Way to Get Back Climbing Fitness

We’ve all had a period in life where we either chose or unintentionally took a break from climbing. It’s inevitable, whether it’s from business or from a lack of motivation. Instead of living in the grief and regret of missing those key days in the gym or outside, perhaps it’s better to develop a solid […]

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Inspiration Rock Climbing

Remembering How to Grow

Sometimes things are not what they seem on social media. Sometimes in order for me to move upward, I have to first hit rock bottom. I’ve seen this reflected in my climbing, my diet and health, my career goals and even in friendships or relationships. My theme of 2019 was tainted sourly by a feeling […]

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Rock Climbing

Do Women Train Less Than Men?

Do you feel that is true?  I’m personally an advocate for training for climbing in the sense of bettering our physical bodies in order to perform better. But I’ve generally found there to be less women interested in training so I wanted to investigate whether that was actually true or simply an impression that I […]

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Inspiration Rock Climbing

How to Climb Your First 14a

There are things about sport climbing and redpointing that no other person can instill in one another, or at least no one had ever told me. Some people say trying hard is the only thing that you can’t teach, but in my own life I found more than that to be missing. There’s a drive, […]

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Inspiration Rock Climbing

What Projecting Your First 8A Looks Like

[Feature photo by: Lans Hansen. Shoes by Barrabes. Clothes by 3RD ROCK.] The rumour mill of sending. Every time we hear that someone has sent something, the air is filled with questions. How long did it take, how many tries, how did they get that strong —- basically just how. If you are anything like me, you […]

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Inspiration Rock Climbing Training

Why You Should Start Projecting & Stop Playing it Safe

[Feature photo by: James Taylor] A little context: for me projecting my first 8A was a very emotional process. I don’t know how to describe this fully other than through this series of paragraphs. Not your thing? For details of the actual climbing, my blog on the session by session breakdown to climbing 8A is […]

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Climbing Gear Rock Climbing

Gear Testing: Scarpa Vapour V W

[this post is supported by ] In the switch from winter to summer, I went from climbing indoor blocs in London at the Blokfest series to started to summer sport climbing outdoors in the Peak District and up in Yorkshire at Malham and Kilnsey. I won’t get started on the indoor vs outdoor argument, but […]