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Autumn hike in the Gantrisch region

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climberyogi:To the red rock climbing community: (I’m posting the...

climberyogi:

To the red rock climbing community: (I’m posting the original photo, and to update those who didn’t see: I climbed a day after it rained at the kraft boulders and was called out for it.) I want to say thank you for bringing awareness about the rules regarding climbing on sandstone during or after it rains. I want to apologize for being a bad example and climbing on vulnerable rock. I personally didn’t see the signs and was just following the crowd. I know that shows ignorance on my side, and that’s not a good excuse. As the drying time can be varied due to differences with each storm I have found it is best to use personal judgement from past experiences to make a practical decision on whether or not to climb on certain things. However, because those lines can be blurred (especially with someone who is new to climbing) I understand the rule of not climbing for 72 hours especially if the temperature is above 60 degrees due to the nature of the fragile rock. Luckily there are alternate areas and different types of rock to climb on for those itching to climb those days. I hope everyone can learn from my mistakes, and the local community of red rocks and I can move forward with out hard feelings. The last thing I want to do is create access issues for everyone. As I told local, @pugklime who he and his wife @jsmith21681 kindly offered @dawoods89 and I a place to stay (free of charge for 3 weeks) in 2013, being called out is never fun, but it’s the only way to learn and grow from your mistakes. Preservation is something I want to take seriously to continue to do what we all love – rock climbing.

climberyogi:Just letting the heart guide me. ? #needit...

climberyogi:

Just letting the heart guide me.

climberyogi:Just letting the heart guide me. ? #needit...

climberyogi:

Just letting the heart guide me.

climberyogi:10 hrs to go to get to one of my favorite bouldering...

climberyogi:

10 hrs to go to get to one of my favorite bouldering spots for a short week trip! @merrickales throwback photo of one of my earlier trips to Hueco. Think I had bigger biceps then

climberyogi: “Girls of Juarez, v4” a fun roof climb with some...

climberyogi:

“Girls of Juarez, v4” a fun roof climb with some pouncy moves. Fun to be back trying old projects. @syknar

 

climberyogi:

Excited to head back to Red Rocks over Christmas break!!! Left this one a few years ago.. Lethal Design V12…!!!!!! Unfortunately not as fit as then, but hey have a week to train climberyogi: #tbt wish it were rifle season! #Repost...

climberyogi:

#tbt wish it were rifle season!

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Courtney Woods (@courtneyawoods ) sensing high above the canyon in Rifle Mountain Park. -
I wish I had more time while I was there to shoot with Courtney. She was super chill, not to mention a badass sender (also not to mention she is married to badass @dawoods89 ). I hope to get to shoot with her again sometime soon!
#sandiskstories #teamcanon @fstopgear

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Article by Pete Sancianco

Climbers of Rock Spot: Forrest Kolaski

Training is such an important part of climbing fitness. Starting Saturday, January 14, 2017 we’ll be featuring a blog series written by personal trainer, Forrest Kolaski of Forrest Fitness that is designed to help you identify your climbing goals and construct a training regimen to achieve them. Forrest is determined to give climbers the tools they need to, “climb for life,” so we sat down with him to learn more.

What do you love the most about being a personal trainer?

Every day that I step into the gym, I am met with people from diverse stages in life, fitness levels, and experience with training. I get to witness the struggle, the roadblocks, and the triumphs that each of my clients meets. It helps me have perspective on what training is, why we do it and how important it is. My clients inspire me.

Climbers of Rock Spot: Forrest Kolaski

How did you get into climbing and what is it about the sport that motivates you to climb more?

I’m a lover of puzzles, riddles, and physical challenges. Climbing is the best combination of physical challenge and problem solving that I’ve come across.

What advice can you give to someone who is interested in becoming a personal trainer?

My first question to anyone that wants to be a personal trainer is: why? Oftentimes, a person’s response is that they love to work out. In my experience that is not enough, nor is it the strongest foundation to build a successful training career on. Traits that I feel are important to develop or have, to be a good trainer are:

  • Passion for helping people
  • An interest in how things work - especially human anatomy and human habits
  • Consistency, routine, and dedication
  • The recognition that it’s not about you. At all…

What certifications should someone pursue?

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is a great place to start. They are the gold standard for personal training. The programming and knowledge base will certainly get you on the right track. I’m also a big fan of Mark Rippetoe and Dan John for the no-nonsense practical elements of training, programming, and technique. There is so much information and misinformation out there. I think the more anatomy, physiology, and physics (understanding movement) you can get, the better.

How important is goal setting when someone starts to consider any type of training and is there a correct way to set these goals?

The SMART goals acronym is perfect for this (see below). The best goals are ones that you can reach and build on. It’s all about momentum! Your goals should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Climbers of Rock Spot: Forrest Kolaski

Do you have any specific climbing goals that you’re currently working on?

Since I’ve started climbing, I’ve always used strength as way to get through problems. My current goal is to develop more technique and broaden my ability.

You frequent our location in Lincoln, RI. Do you have any favorite setters or types of climbs? If so, what is it about these climbs that engages you the most?

If you asked me this question last year, I would have said anything with a dyno or big powerful moves. Lately, I’ve really enjoyed climbs that force my hips to the wall and rely on interesting maneuvers that force me to perform differently. I don’t have any specific climbs that I like, because they are always changing. My favorite climb is one that I know I can do, but haven’t figured out how. That is perhaps the best moment for me in climbing. When I can feel it, it’s there and I might get it this time. Sometimes it takes a couple attempts, sometimes it takes multiple sessions.

Climbers of Rock Spot: Forrest Kolaski

What are you hoping climbers will learn from your upcoming training series on our blog?

Life is full of distractions and climbing can be full of them too, nagging joint pain or burning muscle ache. The less you have to worry about that stuff when you are on the wall, the more you will enjoy the experience. My biggest hope is that climbers will connect with their bodies more, stay healthy, and climb for as long as they remain interested.

How can people contact you if they have questions regarding training or the information in our series?

I can be reached via email at: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.. I have a website: http://forrestfitnessri.com. You can also text me at 603-726- 6544. Don’t hesitate, I’m happy to help if I can!


Thanks to Forrest for taking the time to answer all our questions! Check back here on Saturday, January 14, 2017 when we’ll be starting Forrest’s “Climb for Life,” blog series!

Pete Sancianco is our Media Producer

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Climber Nicky Dyal.Climber Nicky Dyal. #thepursuitofprogression#Lufelive#Climb#RockClimb#RockClimbing#LA#NY

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Fuuucckkk

I heard Don groan 15 feet below me. I had just led an old-school 5.9 gear line, and Don—a relative neophyte—couldn’t pull the crux moves as he followed the route.

I was belaying from the top of the pitch in guide mode on my trusty ATC Guide. God, what a device! Easily my favorite piece of gear. I love to wax poetic to friends about how brilliant it is, despite how simple it is.

“Want to give it one more go?” I shouted down to Don, whom I couldn’t see below the bulge of which I was atop.

“Sure, what the hell,” he yelled up. Same result. Hanging, stuck. Time to pull out all the stops and see what tricks I had in the bag.

I’ll just haul you up,

I said, thinking it would be a good opportunity for me to practice my 3:1 hauling system. It was only 15 feet to the top, and likely only three or four feet of hauling until he would be through the hard section and could continue climbing himself.

“No, I think it’d be better if you just lower me,” he said.

I started fumbling around with a sling, trying to thread it through the ATC Guide so that I could provide a counterweight by stepping into the other end, thereby releasing the rope from its locked position. After threading the sling, I went about setting up a backup belay on a munter.

What’s going on?

Don asked impatiently, clearly tired after having tried the crux some nine or 10 times. I explained I was in the middle of setting up a munter back up, and he said it wasn’t necessary. We had a couple back and forths about this, and suddenly—don’t ask me why—I started second-guessing myself. Doubt crept into my mind … He seemed super confident that I didn’t need the backup … I decided to forego the minimal work I had left to set up a backup belay and to just release the device from guide mode instead. I stepped into the sling attached to the belay device and eased my weight onto it.

Suddenly, whoosh.

I felt the rope zipping through my brake hand and instantly tightened my grip in an effort to stop it. I also took my foot out of the sling—the ATC returned to guide mode and arrested Don’s fall.

“Whoa … what just happened?” I heard Don say with confusion down below.

“Duude… I’m so sorry,” I said, in disbelief.

I was in shock. How could I have just done that? I knew what would happen, but for some reason let doubt overpower my confidence in my knowledge. Don had luckily only plummeted 10 feet and was still well off the deck, but I just as easily could have killed him if I had reacted slower.

I looked down at my brake hand: white streaks of singed flesh glistened on my finger pads and palm, slippery and smooth to the touch.

What I learned

It’s the most serious climbing mistake I’ve ever made, and it taught me an important lesson.

While it’s important not to be cocky or conceited; while it’s important to listen to other points of view and be open to learning from them; while it’s important to be able to acknowledge when you’re wrong; while all of this is important, it’s also crucial to have confidence in one’s own skills and proficiency.

If you know you’re right, don’t defer to someone because you’re insecure or non-confrontational, don’t let someone bully you. Be confident in what you know. Assert your correctness. (And never lower your partner in guide mode unless you have a back-up rigged.)


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dirtlegends: Myself climbing Sleeping Lady V2 above Icicle...

dirtlegends:

Myself climbing Sleeping Lady V2 above Icicle Creek - Leavenworth, Washington Photo by Matthew Irving

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emesre: Salmon Creek Reservoir Photo by Austin Marvels 

emesre:

Salmon Creek Reservoir 
Photo by Austin Marvels 

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exploreelsewhere: Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park, NZ...

exploreelsewhere:

Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park, NZ [OC] 4000x2992

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GIVEAWAY: We love to give gifts. So we are giving away a Tick...

GIVEAWAY:

We love to give gifts. So we are giving away a Tick That Pitch chalk bag, a block of chalk, and a Hydroflask!

Here’s the rules! 

  • Follow our Instagram (@tickthatpitch)
  • Be in the United States
  • In the comments on our Instagram tag 3 friends!

We will randomly choose a winner Wednesday November 2nd, 2016.

May luck be on your side!

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gornergrat: Montana’s night sky rising over Paradise Valley

gornergrat:

Montana’s night sky rising over Paradise Valley

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Happy Halloween! Here’s to spooky highballs (and great...

Happy Halloween! Here’s to spooky highballs (and great warm-ups)! @jackthecrimper took this photo last year in Hueco Tanks early into his pursue of photography. Name the climb! (at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site - Texas Parks and Wildlife)

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house-under-a-rock: Frictional slab in Castle Hill, New...

house-under-a-rock:

Frictional slab in Castle Hill, New Zealand

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hugovincent: Autumn hike in the Gantrisch region. Bern Prealps,...

hugovincent:

Autumn hike in the Gantrisch region. Bern Prealps, Switzerland.

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igooutwithabang:

when I commit to a person, I FUCKING COMMIT. if their depression, anxiety or life comes knocking, you bet your ass i’m at the door with a double sided axe waiting for a good fight. 

you cant expect people, to always be happy, even if they are in love. because life doesn’t stop for anyone. But you can be there for the good fight. 

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iheartpakistan: Nameless Tower, Trango Towers, Karakoram,...

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Nameless Tower, Trango Towers, Karakoram, Pakistan.

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infituation: climbclimbsleepclimb: Lead WC, Boulder, CO Photo:...

infituation:

climbclimbsleepclimb:

Lead WC, Boulder, CO

Photo: Alton Richardson

What a wicked shot! This moment was captured so well.

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jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait: Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

jasminelaine-lifestyleportrait:

Bouldering in Leavenworth, WA

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justinbastien:

Nothing is more fun than climbing with your friends and getting spanked all day long. I think they plan out their day just to torture me on all of the problems they have wired. ;)
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What is the name and rating of this thing? I almost made a single move on it. Almost!

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kraxeln. burg. herbst. alles toll. #wachau #niederösterreich #visitaustria #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbingphotography #rockclimbing #slab #autumn Learn to rock climbiLearn to rock climbing with #oxbold#malaysia

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littleseababy: This place makes my soul sing missin you and...

littleseababy:

This place makes my soul sing

missin you and that sweet patina!

Long’s

Long’s

Long’s

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maddisonkennedy:

I just don’t want to miss you tonight

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