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So what makes tickling different from laughing?

Sarah Marvez, RocklaSarah Marvez, Rocklands, South Africa

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Sasha Digiulian, WorSasha Digiulian, World Champion Rock Climber at 19 years old. The new definition of strength: scaling a mountain with your bare hands.

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Tickling is awful and laughing is awesome haha

Read more Over the years, many climbers have started weight training at my urging, but it doesn’t take long before the questions start rolling in. How much? How heavy? How many exercises? It always depends on the athlete, but we keep coming back to a few guidelines. The most important is this: training is not something you do instead of climbing, but rather something you do to support climbing. Our goal in performing any training is to create more high-level performances and to reduce injury.

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Sonnenuntergang auf dem Matterhorn

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Symmetry —the final episode of Red Bull’s 4-part series, The Alex Megos Formula—follows Alex Megos back to his hometown of Frankenjura, Germany, where we hear from his family and coaches about this prodigal climber’s incredible talent and dedication.

He really just loves what he does. I think his formula is simple: he simply has the complete combination of everything you need.

– Alex’s sister, Alina

Start from the first episode of this series, here.


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In climbing, shoulder injuries are far to common.  Additionally, because of the nature of climbing movement and the anatomy of the shoulder, shoulder injuries are something that affect climbers of all ability levels.  Because of these realities, climbers of all […]

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Today we slightly deviate from our climbing-centric Friday Flick Pick series to bring you something a little different, but evoking the same—if not more—passion and inspiration than the climbing videos we all love.

Thirty Hours follows the story of 72-year-old Wally Hesseltine as he attempts to complete the Western States 100; one of the world’s most prestigious ultramarathons, in under thirty hours. Having not started running until 37 years old, Wally’s story is a pleasant reminder that it’s never too late to get started and we can achieve amazing feats even into our later years. It’s a story of perspective and determination—inspiration to get out there and not settle.

I had the goal of doing one race or more per month. And as it’s turned out, I’ve done a race or more per month now for 35 years … never missing a month.


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Fall is fast approaching, and we sincerely hope you've stayed on top of your climbing training this summer. Whether you’re ready or not, the bouldering season is finally here. For starters, climbers will soon flock to the Southeast to test their sandstone skills at the Triple Crown.

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The Canadian Rockies 5.14 Alpine Big Wall Triple