The Progression of Training & Dedication in Climbing

Written by Alex Kahn

Having been climbing for as long as I can physically remember, I have been privy to a variety of changes in the climbing community. One of the changes that stands out the most is the extremely fast rate at which limits are being pushed and physical feats are being accomplished. There used to be a few climbers here or there that were setting the standards for difficult climbing- they were icons that we all watched and assumed we could never understand or become.

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Training for Mixed & Ice Climbing Series – Building a Solid Foundation

Photo by Jacob Vavricka
Who doesn’t want to climb more?  Who doesn’t want to climb harder?
This eight part series brought to you by Furnace Industries is geared to get you training & ready for the Mixed & Ice climbing season. These to-the-point, no B.S. posts will be running from September through December to get you ready for the ice climbing season.  We’ll use photos and videos to show you the exercise and proper technique with ACE Certified Fitness Trainer and Ice Climber Marian DeWitt. These posts are not for beginners.  We’ll be assuming you know enough about the basics of climbing and working out.

Thacher State Park: Northeast’s Newest Sport Climbing Area

Rock Climbing Thacher State Park

The Northeast’s newest climbing area is officially open! Thacher State Park will become the first public sport climbing crag to officially open in New York State. As many climbers know sport climbing in this part of the country is few and far between. With New Hampshire’s Rumney Rocks long being the staple for sport climbers in this part of the US, there has been quite an excitement & anticipation for Thacher State Park to open up access to sport climbing closer to New York City.

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