The days are getting shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping - It's that time of year again! Plan ahead for Sportrock's holiday hours and be sure to check Facebook and our website for winter weather updates!Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
Recently, Sportrock employee and relatively new climber Matt Weaver spent his cold, November weekend assisting a local Boy Scout Troop with their Climbing Merit Badge, as well as ensuring scouts and leaders just had a plain ’ole good day at the crag. Sportrock caught up with Matt to find out how the weekend went, what pushes him to climb, and which comic-book hero he’s pulling for...Read More
Every year, when November arrives, we are reminded to be thankful for all that we have. Maybe we get too busy during the year (this is DC after all!) or maybe November, with all of the holiday celebrations, simply inspires us to give more. Whatever the reason, Sportrock would like to show our appreciation for our amazing family of climbers and say 'thanks' for letting us be a part of this special community.Read More
“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.
Yoga @ Sportrock - something for everyone!
Sportrock member Keith was not feeling the bliss after his previous experiences with Yoga, but with a little nudging he took a Sportrock Yoga class and now he's hooked! Read his story here and stop by for one of Holly's classes in Alexandria on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10am or checkout one of our other fantastic SR Yoga instructors: http://sportrock.com/programs/yoga