-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
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
-Adam Smartt There may be no “I” in team, but there absolutely is one in “climb.” In fact it’s nestled right there in the center of the word as if to indicate its position at the very core of the discipline. More so than any other athletic pursuit there is…Read More
-Lillian Chao-Quinlan In my years of climbing, I’ve experienced a few injuries…fractured ankles, pulled hamstrings, shoulder strains, pulley tears and over the last few years, tendinitis (I think it’s more accurately called tendinosis) in the wrist. One thing that has been effective…Read More
Inside the Setters Studio w/ JD Cantrell
We sat down with Sportrock Routesetter JD Cantrell to talk about how he prepares for our annual Beat the Heat 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.