Just a short year and a half ago, Sportrock Member Tyrel Johnson tried bouldering at Sportrock for the first time. He instantly felt a connection to the sport and since then he has taken a variety of Sportrock classes, both indoor and outdoor, to further his knowledge, increase his physicality and develop his technique. Read his story here...Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
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.Read More
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.Read More
24 HHH…The Final Chapter
It's 10pm Saturday night, the TV is on at a low volume in our cabin in Arkansas, and Chris lays unconscious on the couch. Our packs are scattered around the cabin, half of my trad rack sits on the floor in the corner, empty water jugs are lying around, and a dirty fat fuzzy worn out rope lies in the middle of the floor. I give Chris's shoulder a shake to remind him we need to get up early tomorrow to pack our gear and allow time to get to the airport. No response from him, I shake him again, still no response.
USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition
Thank you and congratulations to all of the competitors who came out on Saturday for our USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition! Scores have been posted.
Staff Spotlight - Billy Sims
Sportrock Instructor and Manager, Billy Sims, has been a member of our community for many years. First as part of our Junior Climbing Team program, then moving on to become a Staff member, then Manager at our Alexandria location. As you can guess, he's psyched about climbing, but we wanted to talk to him about some of the other passions in his life. Read on to learn a little more about Billy and keep in mind, he has a pretty interesting sense of humor!
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!