Written by Alex Kahn
Despite how long Ben Moon’s MoonBoard has been in the climbing scene, is it not until he created the app and the backlit system became popular that climbers began to take advantage of this unique training tool. Fast forward several years Moon’s board is now competing with other players as Tension & Kilter enter into the scene with their own boards.
It certainly isn’t easy to juggle a science degree while pushing the limits for female climbing, but for Michaela Kiersch, it was this need to balance both obstacles simultaneously that allowed her to maximize her time and excel in both realms.
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.
They’re the creepy crawly things that make us shiver, gasp & hesitate at the thought of running into them while climbing. These are the examples & tales of climbers from around the world who encountered more than they bargained for while out at the crag.