Nathaniel Coleman’s New FA: Power of the Psych

Video by Ben Nielson / When Nathaniel Coleman first scoped out the textured edges on a stately project boulder in the Swell, he thought the line might go at V9 or so. That grade began to creep up to double digits as he and Ben Tresco started working with the sub-par …

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Off-Season Recharge: Tendon TLC

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / Sure, you may have treated yourself to a few chocolate eggs that “fell” into your basket at the grocery store, but when was the last time you did something nice for your finger tendons? Despite the recent blanketing of snow, sooner or later you’ll be playing piano …

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Trench Warfare, Net Style

Story by Mason Earle / There is a circus net that lives in my attic. It’s 50 feet long and twenty feet wide, made from cheap paracord and old climbing ropes. I built it specifically for climbing––like a giant crash pad for free soloing. My original vision was to use …

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Meet the Writer: Maya Gans

Story by Maya Gans / I yelled in agony and excitement as I jammed my way up Wall Street’s 30 Seconds over Potash, and after thrashing, grunting, and thrushing, I reveled in my success when I made it about a third of the way up the route. My hands and …

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Climbing Is For Everyone

Video by Jon Vickers and Ben Neilson / Join us on our journey as we share our love for the sport of climbing and help build better climbers along the way. Together, let’s continue to grow our amazing community.

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8 Yoga Poses for Back, Neck, and Shoulders

by Zoe Zulauf / Whenever I’m out and about in Salt Lake, I like to play a game I call “Spot the Climber.” The name is pretty indicative of the game, and my strategy includes looking for worn carabiners on keychains, traces of chalk on pants or jackets, and, unfortunately, …

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Train to Send: Volume Phase

by Jon Vickers / Train to Send: Phase 1 – Volume Building base fitness gradually prepares the body for more intense activity. In this case, you are preparing to train for the next several months before peaking for a summer trip or goal route. This base building phase acts as …

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Shanna and Rob Train Up

It was one crazy May day for Rob and Shanna. Two nights before, the two had driven the five hours in Shanna’s Xterra from Salt Lake to the Welcome Springs area outside of Saint George, UT. The two started at 7am and Shanna gave three burns to her project, The …

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