Author Archives: Ashley

Thursday Thoughts: A Logical Disorganization

An Insight into the Mind of the Climber: A Logical Disorganization If you were to step foot in my room on almost any given day, it would look like a hurricane had gone through it.  Chalky, sweaty climbing clothes would … Continue reading

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Monday Movies: Slow Moments

Today’s Monday Movie is Slow Moments by Louder Than Eleven! This video showcases the recent bouldering world cup that went down in Vail, Colorado.  These crazy hard moves look even cooler in slow motion.

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Mental Toughness

Hello again!  Wow, I haven’t posted in a long time but am going to try to blog more consistently now.  It’s been a busy fall so far; school is in full swing, and climbing competitions are starting up once more.  … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Life

Here’s a video to get you psyched: Ethan Pringle on the Wheel of Life.  This beast of a boulder problem is a V16 located in the Grampians, Australia, considered by some to be one of the hardest in the world.  … Continue reading

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Past the Edge of My Comfort Zone – The Best Place to Be

I’ve been on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC, and so far it’s been absolutely amazing.  My last rest week from climbing was way back in March, and this break has been long overdue.  Since I have a terrible time … Continue reading

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Competition Season!

It’s competition season!  Well, almost.  The ABS 14 season is just around the corner; September will bring the start of another round of comps.  Now, for those of us who enjoy competing, we know it’s a special thing.  There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Motivation – A Climber’s Greatest Ally

Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it. – Anonymous Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity.  It’s a battle against oneself. … Continue reading

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The Ten-Minute-Cycle Workout

Hello again!  For today’s Wednesday Workout, I will take six of the core and shoulder exercises that have been most effective for me and combine them into one awesome training session.  This is meant to be a power workout; so … Continue reading

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Flagging – An Essential Technique

Hiya!  Today’s technical training lesson is on flagging.  One of the most basic yet essential moves for a climber’s skill set, flagging will help you retain your balance and climb with grace.  Flagging aids the climber by eliminating the danger … Continue reading

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Lead Falls

Today’s Tuesday Training!  First off, our mental training exercise for today is lead falls.  Now, you must know that I am a terrified lead climber.  I have an irrational fear of lead falls, even safe ones, and this near phobia … Continue reading

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