Posts in Sport Climbing
21 Fun Climbing Games to Amp Up Your Rock Climbing Training

21 Fun Climbing Games to Amp Up Your Rock Climbing Training | Even though a good focused climbing training plan can help take you to the next level in your climbing, sometimes you just have to have a little fun and take a break from strict regimented climbing training. When you get bored with your weekly bouldering routine, or just need a break from your strict training plan, try adding in one of these fun climbing games to get the creative brain flowing again. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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The Ultimate 2 Week Itinerary - New Zealand North Island Road Trip Guide Via Campervan

2 Week Road Trip Guide to New Zealand’s North Island Via Camper Van | New Zealand’s North Island is one of the most beautiful places to explore and exploring it via camper van allows for so much unique adventurous opportunities. Check out our 2 week guide to seeing the best of New Zealand’s North Island! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Climbing Destination Guide - Rock Climbing Ko LaoLiang in Thailand

Rock Climbing Ko Laoliang in Thailand | Thailand has some of the best sport climbing in the world and should be high on your destination list for rock climbing. Ko Laoliang is a special island in Thailand where you can find great climbing, deep water soloing, solitude, and laid back vibes. Read our Climbing destination guide to learn more about this special place and how to plan a great trip there. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California

My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California | Just as the summer months here in California are a great time for high altitude alpine climbing and hiking in the Sierra Nevada, the cold temperatures of the winter months make for some great lower elevation desert rock climbing! Whether you love to sport climb, trad climb, or boulder, I've listed 5 of my favorite areas to climb in California in the winter months, and there is a little bit of everything for every style of climber. Happy Sending! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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The Other Side of Las Vegas: Red Rocks Climbing and Mountain Biking

Viva Las Vegas.

I've been to Las Vegas many times before. In fact, when I moved to California, going to Las Vegas was one of my many frequent trips with friends on the weekends. We went 5 or more times a year sometimes. Then, I grew tired of it, or rather, my body grew tired of being hung over and stumbling into the next work week. I stopped going really. I'd always marveled though at the Red Rocks in the distance in Las Vegas, but never really had anyone to go climb with there and so I had never been.

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Rock Climbing Self Rescue

There I was, belaying Michael up from the trad anchor I had just set up on this 5.10a multipitch climb in Owen's River Gorge, CA. All of a sudden my rope went tight. What the heck? That's when I heard the crash of a boulder on the ground and I peered over the edge to find Michael knocked out cold. Fuck.

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My first trip to Joshua Tree

My chico and his family generously took me under their wing for Thanksgiving and fed me good food and let me drink their booze. I am very thankful for their extreme hospitality and welcoming attitude. Given our wandering nature, Michael and I high tailed it to Joshua Tree National park post Thanksgiving day celebrations to see what the hype about climbing at Joshua Tree was all about.

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Sport Climbing: New Jack City, California

Rarely do a bunch of my climbing friends plan to spend a weekend climbing outdoors together. That might seem odd, but everyone's got different schedules and goals so a lot of climbing weekends just usually end up being me and Michael and maybe one other person.  So this weekend in November was special because it was the first time I've ever been to New Jack City and we were also meeting 5 of our climbing friends there for some good old fashion camping and climbing.

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Best Labor Day Weekend Ever! Sport Climbing at Sonora Pass and Clark Canyon

It's so hard to choose your favorite photos when you stumble across a place as cool as the one we came across at Sonora Pass. It was dreamy. I mean extremely dreamy. Our trip expanded from 2 to 4 people on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, and the four of us packed into the Subaru and headed out late on Friday night towards Sonara Pass area. I'm not exactly sure where we ended up camping that night, but it was some obscure road turn off pastPinecrest campground area. We found a real cozy spot for some informal camping and no other people in sight.

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Sport Climbing at Echo Cliffs, California

I recently had a conversation with my dad (post-epic bike crash and stitches in my forehead... more to come on that one later) in which he asked me when people like me (climbers, thrill seekers.. etc.) stop doing what they do... what age are typical climbers? I answered, "well shoot dad, I know climbers from age 8 to age 60"... "ya, ya, but when do most climbers stop climbing?".... I think I answered, "well unless they've fallen out of love with climbing, then never... unless their wives make them."

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