Sportrock is proud to be part of the ABS season again this year. We will be hosting an ABS competition at Sportrock Sterling on November 16th. Bring everything you have because the problems are going to be hard. This is a youth only competition. Registration opens at 8am and Climbing will begin at 9am. You will get 4 hours to climb as hard as you can and awards will promptly follow the close of climbing at 1pm. Registration is $45 online for non-ABS members, $40 online for ABS members, and $50 for day of registrants. Book now and save.
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
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!