For this Board Meeting, Nate and I sit down with our good friend Dru Mack to discuss something that we are all far too well versed in: The 5 most common redpoint pitfalls that we see climbers get trapped in.Read More
Sending a route 2nd try is NOT THE SAME as the 2nd Try Send. The difference isn't even subtle.Read More
For this episode we sat down in the Red River Gorge with coach and trainer Dan Mirsky to talk about the redpoint process, but the conversation went elsewhere, and essentially boiled down to: do what you're motivated and inspired to do, even if it doesn't make sense.Read More
In this Board Meeting, Nate and I discuss strategies and tactics for redpointing. Some you may know, many you may not. Most you've probably forgotten or ignored when you needed them.
In this episode I sit down with professional climber, routesetter, and youth coach, Jon Cardwell. We discuss the emotional and physical toll that it takes to have a project a long way from home. In Jon's case, that project was the famed Chris Sharma testpiece Biographie (5.15a), which happened to be over 5,000 miles from his home in Boulder, Co, and took a total of 9 years and hundreds of attempts. That's serious dedication.Read More
For those that have never undertaken a project, it can be intimidating just to decide on the right route. It's easy to get in over your head, and even easier to not shoot high enough. There are a couple of questions you can ask yourself to help make this decision.Read More
More important than your coffee in the morning - ok, maybe not quite that important - is how you warm up. And if you do it wrong, it can result in absolute disaster.Read More
here is still something so satisfying about doing a hard route first try with no prior knowledge, testing all of your skills on the fly, requiring you to pull tricks out of your bag at a moments notice. However, there is something about redpointing that goes much deeper.Read More