The Rock Climber Life Podcast has gear reviews, trip reports, technical tips, training, diet tips and all the information you want to know about living the rock climber life.
My First Eleven
My favorite climbing partner and I went down to the New this past weekend and enjoyed the fabulous Spring temperatures. On Saturday we went to The Other Place and climbed:
Hope Pathology (10a) – done this one before
My First Eleven (11b) – Redpoint finally!!!!!
Makes You Tigger (11a) – 1 fall
On Sunday we headed out to Endless Wall and got on:
The Upheaval (9) – done this one before
Remission (10b) – Redpoint on gear
It was a great weekend even though we didn’t climb too many routes (I’m recovering from a slight muscle strain). I checked another project off my long list too! What did you all do??
1 Down 69 To Go
This past weekend, I went down to the New River Gorge. We ended up at Endless Wall both days. The highlights are:
Exoduster (10b) – Redpoint
Stim-o-Stam (11c) – Redpoint in 2 tries
S’more Energy (11c) – 2 trouble spots…no send
Party in My Mind (10b) – Top rope
Homer Erectus (11b) – Top rope
Remission (10b) – Top rope
Be sure to listen to the Podcast for all the goodies!
The Importance of Supplementation
The supplements I use.
In this podcast, help I talk about the importance of dietary supplementation. Taking supplements will speed your recovery and muscle soreness will decrease faster than normal. I have found these all to be a huge benefit for multi-day climbing trips and training for climbing. The convenience of using these supplements versus eating real food is worth it to me.
The protein powder I use is Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey
The carb/protein powder I use for post workout is Dymatize Elite Mass
The branch chain amino acids I use to reduce muscle soreness is USP Labs Modern BCAA
Do any of you use supplements? Have you found that they help you?
Sometimes You Get Crushed
This past weekend, I met my friends, Greg and Jamie, down at the New River Gorge. The weather was the best we’ve had this year. On Saturday, we spent the day at South Side Crags, starting at Area 51, then moving down to The Other Place
Instant Gratification (11b), Accusing the Innocent (10d), My First Eleven (11b), Unnamed (8)
On Sunday, we were met with perfect temps which means only one thing: Endless Wall season!!!
Two Step Arete (8), Black and Tan (10a), Aesthetica (11c), What a Jam (9)
Listen to the Podcast to get all the gritty details of our weekend.
This past weekend, sales I took advantage of the unseasonably mild August and went climbing at the New River Gorge. Listen to the podcast for all the highlights and fun! Saturday was spent at The Other Place and Sunday was spent at Summersville Lake.
The Other Place: Treeiage (10b), pilule My First Eleven (11b), generic Makes You Tigger (11a), Accusing the Innocent (10d)
Summersville Lake: Personal Pronoun (9), Under the Milky Way (11d), Jesus is My License Plate (10d), All Ears (10b), Sniff the Drill (8)
Lifting Heavy Weight Part 2
In this podcast, I talk about the benefits of heavy weight training. If you haven’t listened to my previous podcast on the myths of heavy weight training, check that out first. The highlights from this episode are that lifting heavy weight will make you really strong, reduce your chances for injury, create a more balanced body, and increase your mobility when you couple lifting with a good mobility program. At the end of the podcast, I mention the Mobility WOD. Be sure to check it out…it’s awesome.