Just a short year and a half ago, Sportrock Member Tyrel Johnson tried bouldering at Sportrock for the first time. He instantly felt a connection to the sport and since then he has taken a variety of Sportrock classes, both indoor and outdoor, to further his knowledge, increase his physicality and develop his technique. Read his story here...Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
What do climbers fear more than heights or falls? Injuries. Especially the type that won’t go away. Many climbers wonder what else they can do to expedite the healing process. They try rest and rehabilitation but very few consider diet. However, food plays a powerful role in the healing process. What you consume can either expedite healing or prolong injury.Read More
An adventurer at heart, Jonathan Lessin was the cardiac anesthesiology residency director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. Jonathan was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age thirty-eight and received his Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) at age forty-three. He became a cyclist and avid sportsman just to prove he could, despite his diagnosis. In 2012, several years after his diagnosis, he voluntarily stepped into retirement to pursue life fulfillment. Jonathan now finds happiness encouraging his fellow "Parkies" to attempt things they thought they could never do.Read More
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.
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.