What is ARCing? An Interview with Brendan Nicholson

Story by Jon Vickers Brendan Nicholson often takes a scientific approach to his training. With a passion for climbing and a curiosity about the human body, Brendan (Momentum setter ‘Brendan N.’) has researched and implemented a wide variety of training methods and tactics. As a busy designer and first time …

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Carlo Traversi Drills Team Momentum

A couple weeks ago pro climber, Carlo Traversi stopped by the gym to guest coach Team Momentum. Carlo, who has climbed many of the world’s hardest boulder problems, took the team through a series of drills intended to improve technique, increase body awareness and develop strength for their upcoming bouldering …

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2013 B2P Citizen’s Competition Results

Here are the scores from an awesome citizen’s competition. Thanks to all the sponsors and setters for helping to throw a fun event. Rec (Male) 1) Jaik Hakkarinen 9,790 2) Jaskson Callahan 9,000 3) Gordan Gygi 8,560 Rec (Female) 1) Anne Marie White 9,300 2) Laila Hakkarinen 8,540 Intermediate (Male) …

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Five Things to do at a Climbing Competition

I love climbing competitions. I started going to competitions not long after I started climbing at West Virginia University’s Climbing Wall. WVU, along with other nearby colleges, held a series of enjoyable, low-stress competitions which dominated my free time during the frigid winter months in West Virginia. Every weekend 5 …

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Momentum’s Youth Program Instructors

Story by Devin Ashby, Youth Programs Director. If you have spent any time at Momentum in the afternoons on a weekday, you’ve most likely noticed a large number of youth throughout the gym. These youth are not there by accident, nor are they there just to climb the wall and get a …

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