Rock Climbing as a Lifestyle

Rock climbing training gear

Rock climbing training gear


In last year s Health Issue (No. 167), I detailed a three-month training program that included strength, power and power-endurance. While most people understood the principles and purpose of training power and power-endurance, I received a lot of questions about the strength part of the program. Many people were confused about the difference between strength and power, and…


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Amarillo rock climbing House

Amarillo rock climbing House


1986 Following a number of trouble free years in Space Exploration the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take off watched by people live on TV around the world. The Internet Mail Access Protocol defined which opens the way for E-Mail and the same year the Human Genome Project is launched to understand the Human Makeup , this will open the way for great advances…


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Socks with Rock climbing shoes

Socks with Rock climbing shoes


I have noticed that hardly anyone wears socks in their rock shoes. Hardly is an understatement. Actually, I may be the only climber on Earth who wears socks. To me, socks make sense. Rock shoes, even expensive ones, are uncomfortable and socks add a bit of cushion and a hygienic layer. Am I wrong to wear socks? —Jesse Dank, Enumsclaw, Washington The fashion of not wearing socks—…


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Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp


Before you read our Top 10 Tips you really need to consider have 3 nights in Namche Bazaar. Having an additional nights acclimatization will give you the best chance at being successful, safer and having a more enjoyable experience in the Everest region. 1. Train Before you go. The trek to Everest Base Camp is a stunning walk through the world famous trail to Mount Everest…


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Make your Own Climbing holds

Make your Own Climbing holds


I recently had an idea to build an outdoor bouldering/traversing wall for my children so looked in to the materials I would need to buy. Having looked at commercial climbing holds I was wondering how I might make some myself and if I could make a cost saving. I did quite a bit of research on the net and found quite a few different ways all with a variety of cost and quality…


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Climbing gear List

Climbing gear List


Fair weather rock climbing is one the most fun things you will ever do outside. Far from the turbulent weather of the mountains, most of our days at the crag are spent chasing sun or shade instead of running from storms. At Smith Rock, our main concerns are usually dehydration and sunburn rather than altitude sickness and cold injuries. Regardless, good gear will make your…


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Tree Lounge Climbing Tree stand

Tree Lounge Climbing Tree stand


Safety, comfort and ease of use are key traits in a tree stand, and several models on the market deliver the total package. By Bill Winke If we learn best from our mistakes, by now I must be a genius. I’ve certainly made my share. My first tree stand is a case in point. The huge, homemade steel stand weighed at least 35 pounds. I would have plunged to the ground in short order…


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