Climbing Journeys For The Soul

climbing can take us on many different kinds of adventures and some of those are not just to places, some are more personal journeys that can change and shape people’s lives in a big way: journeys for the soul.

This week we talked to two inspiring female climbers whose climbing is making an impact on the climbing community as a whole: between them, they are smashing perceived ‘barriers’ to climbing and showing the world that climbing is a sport for everyone.

Photo provided by Yasmin RL. Used with permission.

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Get Stuck Into Crack Climbing!

In this post we’re looking at off-width and chimney cracks - the two most difficult types of crack climbing - and how you can train your core to be able to crush them out! Let’s get stuck in!

Photo by Dave King.

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Fight The Fear: How To Overcome Fear When Climbing

Every climber gets scared, but learning how to control your fear is one of the most satisfying and valuable parts of the sport. Learn how to overcome fear of heights and fear of falling through focused training.

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What Goes Into Route Setting?

This post is all about route setting: where do route setters get their inspiration for creating varied and challenging routes on a regular basis, what makes a good route, and what goes into the job?

Whether you’re a curious climber or considering getting into route setting professionally, this is everything you need to know!

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Footwork Drills To Improve Your Bouldering

Footwork is far more complex than just placing your feet on holds and using your legs more than your arms: it is the essential skill of climbing and an art in itself. This post introduces you to foot positions in climbing and four basic footwork drills to improve your bouldering.

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How To Use The Gym To Improve Your Climbing

Many climbers don’t go to the gym, but there’s a good reason to start: focused training in the gym can benefit your climbing. In this post, climbers new to the gym will find recommended exercises and tips for strengthening the muscle groups used in climbing.

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