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The plywood is all up. Could not have done it without my Dad!

Dreams of My Father – A Garage Wall is Born

LIFE IN TAHOE A few months after my mom found out she was pregnant with me, my father stopped climbing. The “un”-official story is that my mom thought it was unsafe for him to continue trad climbing 5.11′s at Lover Leap with a baby on the way. While this may be part of the reason, … Continue reading

SANTA BARBARA ROCK GYM - ©Chris Lorimer 2012

Beginners Guide to Training for Climbing: Build a Base – Become a Mutant!

WELCOME TO CLIMBING! Your mind rivals with instinct as you top out on that first boulder problem. It is an experience that brings back to memory the times when you were busted climbing onto the counters to dip you hand cookie jar before mom and pops woke up. There is much more than a sense … Continue reading

The Shank and C Hamm doing their thing!

Lost at The Playground with The Shop Girl

Yesterday was the first day in nearly a year that I was able to climb outside. Thankfully, the Santa Barbara Rock Gym has allowed me to maintain some semblance of sanity while I weather the storm of a sweet little baby boy asking for his ‘daddoo’ and the fragrant reminders when his ‘poo poo’ needs changing. Oh, the wonderful … Continue reading

Climbing flag

My Favorite Video for Climbing Technique

In this 15 minute video, Climbing Coach Neil Gresham covers  three(3) climbing specific movements that are essential if you want to improve your abilities as a climber: Outside Edge (AKA: Twist Lock) Flag/ Flagging Drop Knee Neil Gresham Climbing Techniques Masterclass is also featured on the videos page of this blog Climbing Techniques – Neil Gresham Climbing … Continue reading

Setting in the Santa Barbara Rock Gym

Circuit Training Explained

“Circuit Training!” The words I hear uttered out of the mouth of the author of this article every time I ask him how to become a better climber. “Will that allow me to climb more V5′s?” I say, to his reply, “well, that V5 you just did is really a V4.” Geesh, I cannot get … Continue reading

La Dura Dura - Adam Ondra

La Dura Dura Sent by Adam Ondra!

Big Up Productions just announced via instagram that Adam Ondra has sent La Dura Dura! His second 5.15C! Not to mention, within hours of Chris Sharma sending a long time 5.15b project at Santa Linya in Catalunya, Spain. This comes on the heels of Adam sending a 5.15c project in Norway called The Change. These … Continue reading

Scarpa Climbing Shoes

Breaking in another pair of climbing shoes! How small is too small?

A little over 2 weeks ago, I received a new pair of climbing shoes in the mail that only cost me $7.93 thanks to a $100 credit I had from TheClymb. After climbing in them for these past couple weeks, I can say, they are crushers! It was almost exactly two years ago that I … Continue reading

LOCAL CRUSHER "AP" BOULDERING AT SBRG

All’s New on the Western Front – The baby, the nine to five and more climbing!

So 2012 has been a huge year for my family. My son just turned 1 year old and I am climbing more than ever, reminiscent of my miseries when my climbing took the back seat to my family, which it still technically does. Back in May I left my positions with AppleOne Employment Services and joined a … Continue reading

Adam Ondra The Change 515C

Czech Fenomen Adam Ondra Climbs 5.15c in Norway – The Change

Heralded as the next greatest climber in the world, Adam Ondra has pushed the limits to a level no other climber has achieved with his first ascent of The Change, his project in Norway’s Flatanger Cave. Ondra suggests a rating of 5.15c which would make The Change the hardest sport climb in the world. As I wrote in … Continue reading

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REEL ROCK 7 Trailer

Brought too you by Sender Films – REEL ROCK 7 film tour premiers on September 13 with a cast of crushers and crazies! For details on local showings: http://www.reelrocktour.com/calendar/ Enjoy! Enare

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