The History of Indoor Rock Climbing

The indoor rock climbing industry has exploded over the last 20 years, and new gyms are opening every day. Youth competitive climbing teams are becoming a fun alternative to traditional team sports for children. Indoor Rock Climbing will be an official Olympic sport in 2020, which will only create more demand for the indoor climbing experience. Climbing […]

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Workout Burnout? Indoor Rock Climbing is The Fresh and Fun Way to Lose Weight

You’ve finally decided that you’re ready to lose weight. You’re highly motivated to get fit–but there’s a problem: boredom. You hate the thought of long hours at the gym, and you’ve had it with jogging around the block. You know that you’re more likely to give up on a repetitive workout routine, too. You wish you could find a fresh […]

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A Different Fitness Experience: Rock Climbing vs. CrossFit

CrossFit has taken over the fitness world over the last decade. With the potential of being crowned “Fittest on Earth”, it is easy to see why it has gained such a following. However, a new type of training has been slowly gaining its footing in the fitness world: rock climbing. Rock climbing, in general, isn’t a […]

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Nutrition For Climbers – Five 200 Calorie Snacks

According to Climbing.com and RockAndIce.com, a good rule of thumb when it comes to nutrition for climbers is to eat 200 calories every hour while on a climb. These five 200 calories snacks will keep you energized and strong. Make sure to drink 1 to ½ cups of water with each snack to stay hydrated. 1. 1oz of Cheese and 13 […]

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Beginner Series: Climbing Route Grades – What do these numbers mean?

You’ve bought the gear, your figure-of-8 knots are perfect, and you’re ready for a day at the climbing gym. How do you know where to go once you’re there? And what do those numbers beside the route names mean? There are two different types of climbing grades for your average climbing excursion in the United […]

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The Importance of Climbing With Straight Arms

Going up a climbing wall looks comfortable, at first. All you have to do is locate the proper hand and foot holds, and then just haul yourself up. All it takes is a little cleverness and a lot of brute strength. Well, that’s not correct. While it is possible to climb using raw muscle power, […]

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What to Wear for Indoor Rock Climbing

So you’ve decided to try indoor rock climbing. Now the question is: what should I wear? Luckily, climbing doesn’t require a lot proper technical clothing. In fact, you can probably find what you need in your closet. Here are some practical suggestions that’ll keep you comfortable while climbing, so you can focus on what you’re […]

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Corporate Team Building Activities

Team building activities, or initiatives, can greatly improve communication, trust and leadership within a group. Most initiatives require few props (if any) and can be used for a wide variety purposes. Along with American trends of seeking the outdoors and developing healthier lives, team building activities are a by-product of this. They incorporate movement while […]

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How Climbing Can Help Build Leadership Skills

Physical fitness can improve brain activity, energy level, and interpersonal skills. Fun ways to stay fit are usually easier for kids and student to access, but even with school and local sports programs, sometimes it’s difficult to find an activity they like. For older students and adults, it is even harder to find an activity […]

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Indoor Climbing: A Good Workout?

You probably know that indoor rock climbing is fun and challenging, but most people consider it separate from their workout routine. Many people think that the only way to “work out” is to attend a fitness class or do a few miles on the treadmill. In addition to being a fun challenge, indoor rock climbing […]

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