Trip Report: Fremont Canyon

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Wyoming is one of the last holdouts of the wild west. Few regulations and a sparse population keep the cowboy state fun, wild, and free. Some of our favorite places to climb in Wyoming are Vedauwoo, the Wind River Range, and Fremont Canyon. Vedauwoo has Continue Reading →

First Look: DMM Pivot Belay Device

Top Belay

We’ve all been there – your follower forgets to clean a piece of gear and needs to be lowered. You are belaying them up with an ATC in guide mode and dread struggling to lower them by leveraging the ATC with a carabiner. The problem Continue Reading →

Alpine Training Gym Part 2: Crack Attack

Mike Handcrack Bed

We promised to show you the alpine training gym in action, so here it is. When Mike built this gym, we both cancelled our gym memberships and began training here regularly. Mike just had surgery to repair his ankle, so he can’t jam with one Continue Reading →

Fat Adapted Athlete: My experience with climbing on the ketogenic diet

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Now I don’t know about you but climbing has never struck me as a sport that requires elite levels of endurance, so what’s the draw to the ketogenic diet for me? The dreaded wall. Last summer, after breaking free of a knee injury I started Continue Reading →

Alpine Training Gym Part 1: Building a Crack Machine

All of the cracks!

Mike and I have been dreaming of building the ultimate training gym for alpine climbing. A couple months ago, Mike put our plan into action. Here we will show you how Mike built an alpine training gym in his bedroom, complete with crack machines, a Continue Reading →

Fat Adapted Athlete: What is the ketogenic diet?

From The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance - Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney

Very low carbohydrate diets have been getting more attention amongst climbers and elite athletes looking for an edge to boost performance. The one question on everyone’s mind: “Can eating a very low carbohydrate diet deliver a performance boost for a predominantly glycolytic sport like climbing?” Continue Reading →