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The Space Face Case…
The Space Face Case…

Two Andys of climbing, both characters, both a great influence on the North Wales climbing scene, Boorman and Pollitt. Credit, Ann Boorman. Mick Lovatt and....

Bodyweight Training for Climbers
Bodyweight Training for Climbers

While we recommend that strength training using additional weights should be done on its own, bodyweight exercises can be performed as part of the warm-up....

The Day I Sent All Along the Watchtower
The Day I Sent All Along the Watchtower

Lying in my tent, listening to “No Hard Feelings” by The Avett Brothers, I went through a mental list of every person I loved in....

Why Climbing’s Most Absurd Film is Also Its Most Important
Why Climbing’s Most Absurd Film is Also Its Most Important

One of my favorite boulder problems in the world is the “Rebirthing Simulator” in Yosemite, in which a climber begins at the top of the....

Why Palestinians Can’t Climb Free
Why Palestinians Can’t Climb Free

Earlier this year, a group of Palestinian climbers and a few international friends hiked out to a local crag near the West Bank city of....

Smash and grab.
Smash and grab.

A unique shot of the whole of Craig Doris taken by Jethro Kiernan via drone. I’ve been fortunate to have climbed a reasonable amount, (given....

Cancel the Whole30 Diet
Cancel the Whole30 Diet

When thinking about dieting or trying to lose weight in order to be a better climber, you don’t need to pick a diet that never....

Out on a limb…
Out on a limb…

Pic credit, Jethro Kiernan. I’m not sure where to start this piece, or where to finish. Shall I go with a stream of consciousness, or....

The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020
The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020

As much as I’d love to whip off my sweaty t-shirt and bask bare-chested in the sunshine, like every dude at the top of every....

From Weak to Strong: An Expert Gymnast’s Training Guide
From Weak to Strong: An Expert Gymnast’s Training Guide

Some of the most famous climbers in the world, such as Lynn Hill, came from gymnastics backgrounds. When I started climbing, I had a high....

Everything About The Weather On Mount Kilimanjaro
Everything About The Weather On Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering nearly 20,000 feet into the air, Mount Kilimanjaro is a colossal structure that’s impressive both for its sheer size and the vast array of....

The Future of Climbing in a COVID-19 World
The Future of Climbing in a COVID-19 World

What a crazy time. For several weeks, I couldn’t even think about writing about climbing. In fact, the first week of lockdown I had a....

Research: We Asked 4600 Climbers About Their Fear of Heights
Research: We Asked 4600 Climbers About Their Fear of Heights

It has taken us over half a year to collect the data used in this research. To all 4600 participants that were kind enough to....

Mount Kilimanjaro Temperature
Mount Kilimanjaro Temperature

Mount Kilimanjaro is the biggest tourist attraction in Kilimanjaro, bringing in around 30,000 travelers from around the world every year. If you’re looking to join....

Winter Outdoor Retailer 2020 Climbing Report
Winter Outdoor Retailer 2020 Climbing Report

I made a quick trip down to the Winter OR + Snow show in Denver for its last day. I hadn’t been to the Winter....

25 Fantastic Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro
25 Fantastic Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro consistently ranks as one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world. Located in Tanzania, the mountain sees thousands of travelers a....

Ten Sleep with a Baby
Ten Sleep with a Baby

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, as we took this trip in August, but better late than never! Heading down after a....

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Got Mount Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? If so, you’ll want to think seriously about your budget before you head off for the legendary mountain.....

Footsteps.
Footsteps.

The Orion Face, Ben Nevis in great condition. Lockdown has the occasional advantage over usual life (not many), but one is the lack of guilt....

Rise of the Parent Climber
Rise of the Parent Climber

All those years of bolting new routes has prepared me for this! I’ve been laying low from the blog space for most of this year,....

Damn It Feels Good to be a Local
Damn It Feels Good to be a Local

Can you believe this shit? There were 50 cars at MY local spot this week! (I mean, I was one of them …) But, nevertheless....

La Sportiva Summer 2019 Clothing Review
La Sportiva Summer 2019 Clothing Review

I’ve been a big fan of La Sportiva for a long time. Maybe it’s because of the iconic purple high-top Mariacher rock boots from 1982.....

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