It is clear to us as climbers, that climbing is the greatest sport ever! But to an outsider, it may not be clear. Why do you torture yourself on that wall? Why would you squeeze your feet into those shoes? You could just go hiking! Well, we could, but for a climber, hiking is just a means of getting to the crag! Climbing is cool and I’ll tell you why! Continue reading >
We’ve all been there. You climb past the bolt, approach the crux and suddenly your legs start shaking. Not because your legs aren’t trained, but because you are secretly scared of falling! Your mind tells you: “Don’t go any further, or you will die!” Continue reading >
There I am, standing in front of a route, ready to climb. I’ve tried this route a couple of times, so I know what to expect, but this time I’m going to send it. I just can’t think about failure; I talk it through before I start. Off I go, a little unfocused as I climb the first moves, because I know exactly where the crux is. Thinking too far ahead, I fight my way through the first few moves… Continue reading >
They say that traveling broadens your mind, so that’s why going on a climbing trip is a great way to develop your climbing! Although the crag is literally in the foreground during a climbing trip, there are a number of other reasons why you should go on a climbing trip and broaden your horizon.
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