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!Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
...to Penguin Climbing!
Dust off your tux or dig up that old bridesmaid dress they said you could wear again... Penguin Climbing is back!Read More
You may have already noticed some improvements around Sportrock, and there are more coming your way. Check out the latest additions and stay tuned for what's to come in the future.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!