-Myriam Souaya My mentor recently pointed out to me why the climbing community is such a positive group. Though he’s never climbed before his logic made complete sense, ”they’re all optimists,” he said,”you’d have to be”. While his assessment was right on target,…Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
-Jason Montecalvo Question: What is your definition of being “fit”? How about your meaning of “healthy” or “strong?” Does it mean you look good at the beach? How about receiving good results on a physical exam? If you lift weights or run long distances, does that make…Read More
-Molly Donelan It’s 7am and I’ve already done 45 min of strength training, a brutal 2 and a half hours of swimming, and am already anticipating another treacherous 2 hour practice this evening. Ok that’s a lie I didn’t really do that but that was me 15 years ago. From…Read More
Inside the Setter’s Studio w/ JD Cantrell
With Beat the Heat X on the horizon, we sat down with Sportrock Routesetter JD Cantrell to talk about how he prepares for this annual 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.
“I swear this is the last year we are doing this!” - Tales from 24HHH
“I swear this is the last year we are doing this!” That was our team name in 2014 for the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell. My partner, Chris Stoehrmann, and I really thought it would be our last year. It was going to be Chris's fifth year competing, and my fourth out of the last five years. I missed out in 2012 because my wife and I were road tripping overseas. It took Chris a little while, but he finally forgave me for missing out that year and took me back as his partner in 2013.