When it comes to climbing there is an endless supply of tips, tricks, warnings, beta etc. Here’s a quick list of 10 things (in no particular order) that jumped out at me to mention when you are climbing outside or inside the rock gym. Enjoy!
Boulders of every shape stand before me, some the size of a coin, others bigger than a house. If an all-powerful being and Michelangelo joined forces to create an outdoor marble playground, it would look like Chimanimani National Park. White boulders with black and grey patterns appear blank and daunting, deterring those who are impatient. For those who persist, a variety of climbing holds slowly emerge from within the depths, creating mountains and valleys of endless possibility.
These massive egg shaped boulders are home to some of the most iconic bouldering problems found in the world! Climbers from around the globe come the Buttermilks to test their limits climbing highballs!
The heat can be hard to beat during the summer. As any climber in the Northeast can tell you, its not just the heat, but the humidity that’s a challenge. So Time to Climb packed our pads, set our GPS northbound and drove to Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont for some elevated bouldering!
Written by Kyle Dow
There are accomplishments and feats that set women apart from men, and aside from our good bits, a good indicator is the length of our hair. Guys, consider yourselves lucky—unless you choose to spend a couple years living out of your van, you probably don’t have long, luscious hair.
The Happy Boulders sit on the Volcanic Tablelands just 5 miles north of Bishop, California. Home to tuff cutouts, Huecos packed boulders, crimpy air pockets and hundreds of problems see why the Happy boulders is a place to smile while climbing in Bishop!
Hailing from the Silk-City streets of Paterson, NJ this climber has been grabbing plastic & stone for over 4 years now. Whether it be his local go-to spot in the Gunks of NY state, taking a drive up to Rumney, NH or flying out to Red Rock and Bishop. See what motivates this “Joe-Schmo” climber to be crushing V7s and 5.12s outside.
Rising as high as 13,500 ft the Uinta Mountains are a bit higher than most popular climbing areas you will find throughout Utah.