Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
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!” 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.Read More
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!
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.