The days are getting shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping - It's that time of year again! Plan ahead for Sportrock's holiday hours and be sure to check Facebook and our website for winter weather updates!Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
Recently, Sportrock employee and relatively new climber Matt Weaver spent his cold, November weekend assisting a local Boy Scout Troop with their Climbing Merit Badge, as well as ensuring scouts and leaders just had a plain ’ole good day at the crag. Sportrock caught up with Matt to find out how the weekend went, what pushes him to climb, and which comic-book hero he’s pulling for...Read More
Every year, when November arrives, we are reminded to be thankful for all that we have. Maybe we get too busy during the year (this is DC after all!) or maybe November, with all of the holiday celebrations, simply inspires us to give more. Whatever the reason, Sportrock would like to show our appreciation for our amazing family of climbers and say 'thanks' for letting us be a part of this special community.Read More
One month and counting to 24HHH…
Sportrock Instructor Jamie Rookwood is back with another installment of 24HHH. He's here to provide you with training recommendations as he enters his last month of preparation for this year's event. In Jamie's words; "One of my personal mottos is, it’s easy to do something when your fresh….but can you do it when your tired? Can you dig deep and use your technique and whatever juice you have to finish". Read on for some important tips like why you shouldn't eat bacon at 3am in the middle of 24HHH!
Inside the Setters Studio w/ JD Cantrell
We sat down with Sportrock Routesetter JD Cantrell to talk about how he prepares for our annual Beat the Heat competition, the importance of teamwork and where to grab a bite after a climbing session...
“The Adventures of Buster McThunderstick and Chewbacca” - 24HHH Part 2
Sportrock Instructor Jamie Rookwood is back with the second part of his series on 24 Hours of Horshoe Hell. Take a look back at this first post and then read on for his most recent adventures.
Bury the Dragon - Climb4Life + HERA
Of all the stickers on her helmet, the one that puzzled me read, “Bury The Dragon.” Waiting for our turn to climb, I tapped her shoulder. A petite dark-haired woman in her early thirties turned to face me and smiled.
“Hi! I’m Samantha.”
“I’m Judy. Hey, what’s “Bury The Dragon?”
“I’ll tell you about it tonight,” she grinned, and reached for the rope to tie in.