I’ve been climbing for almost two decades now and somewhere along the line I figured out that you don’t have to go to Bishop, Hueco, or any other recognized destination to boulder world-class lines. Some of my favorite climbs have been off the beaten path on some unknown or forgotten rock in the middle of Podunk. And as much as I’ve traveled, I am still drawn to Rimrock in the Allegheny National Forest. There’s nothing like grappling gritstone high on the hillsides above the river valley, with the wind in the trees and the ethereal sound of wood thrushes trilling in the air.
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Written by Alex Kahn
Gyms do not offer classes or tips on what to do to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing and often climbers are just expected to figure it out and hope for the best. I have seen too many accidents and near accidents. I have seen too many surprises, a lack of respect for nature and fellow climbers, and way too many unprepared people who decided to “just figure it out.” Thus, these tips will hopefully prepare you and remind you of what to be wary of when taking your climbing from inside to outside.
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.
The Tri-State Bouldering Series Championship in NYC was as epic as any of us could have imagined! We followed the series on its last stop for the infamous Gotham Citizens & TBS Championship competition at The Cliffs at LIC in Long Island City, NY! Check out who won, the photos captured and the replays of all the action!
Written by Alexandra Kahn
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.
The Tri-State Bouldering Series made it’s way across the river for it’s 3rd stop of the bouldering series – The Brawl Competition at NJ Rock Gym in Fairfield, New Jersey! Check out the photos & action we captured from the comp!
Alex Kahn of AS Inspired Media walks us through her best practices & tips for climbing photography to help you capture those moments as your climbing partners battle with the rock in part 3 & 4 of this series!
The Tri-State Bouldering Series is back for Season #3 with five stops across NY, NJ & CT. We at Time to Climb are going to be there for each of the five stops this season to cover the action, photograph & interview the climbers who are competing along the way! Continue reading “The Tri-State Bouldering Series is Back for Season #3”
Written By Alex Kahn
We have entered a time in climbing history where not only does the average rock climber learn to climb inside a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility, but they rarely, if ever, experience the act of climbing on real rock.