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Movement 101 and CLIMBetter

By Ian Richards

Does one of these scenarios sound like you: you just signed up for your first climbing gym membership; you have been climbing for a year; you are stuck climbing the same grade; you don’t know how to climb better but would like to climb harder grades; you feel like you need to work on technique and footwork; you want to find ways to connect with other climbers in the gym; you’d like to learn how to train for climbing.

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Battle Royale

By Lucas Bundy

As Head Routesetter at CityROCK, I’ve had a goal of wanting to host an adult sport climbing competition with a number of strong competitors, great sponsors, and a somewhat familiar redpoint format with a unique twist. I envisioned a competition that would be a highlight of our event schedule every year. 

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Staff Spotlight: Arlo

By Larissa Phillips

Have you met Arlo? He teaches Intro to Top Rope, Boomers, Gym-to-Crag, and Learn to Lead. He's been crushing routes indoors and out for longer than anyone else on staff, and 2020 marks his 50th climbing anniversary! I sat down with him for an interview to find out how he got started and what his plans are for the future. There were more stories than we could fit in this article, so remember to say hi and pick his brain the next time you see him. I hope you enjoy getting to know this amazing, old school climber!

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10 Years of CityROCK

By Ange Tysdal

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We drove by and saw the raised fist with the setting T-wrench painted on the lime green background. A pillar as the centerpiece between walls with hard, right-angled roofs, flakes, cracks, splattered with holds and tape. “Looks pretty sweet,” Eben said with his stoic psych.  We’d both learned to climb outside on granite cracks, plugging gear.  Our only gym experience had been a humbling one for me, struggling up 5.8s and wondering why it felt so much harder than outside? I’d give indoor climbing one more try before writing it off altogether.

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