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
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
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
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Guest Blogger - Adair Lindsay, MS, RDN, LDN
What do climbers fear more than heights or falls? Injuries. Especially the type that won’t go away. Many climbers wonder what else they can do to expedite the healing process. They try rest and rehabilitation but very few consider diet. However, food plays a powerful role in the healing process. What you consume can either expedite healing or prolong injury.
Member Spotlight - Jonathan Lessin
An adventurer at heart, Jonathan Lessin was the cardiac anesthesiology residency director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. Jonathan was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age thirty-eight and received his Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) at age forty-three. He became a cyclist and avid sportsman just to prove he could, despite his diagnosis. In 2012, several years after his diagnosis, he voluntarily stepped into retirement to pursue life fulfillment. Jonathan now finds happiness encouraging his fellow "Parkies" to attempt things they thought they could never do.
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Who is JDH?
What do you, Alex Puccio and Daniel Woods all have in common? Each of you have climbed some amazing routes set by Sportrock's Director of Routesetting Jeremy Hardin. For another year, Jeremy's talent has been nationally recognized as he was again selected to serve as the Chief Route Setter at the American Bouldering Series National Championships. Our congratulations go to Jeremy and we look forward to having you back at SR setting those world class routes for us to climb like the pros!