The New American Dream, for Climbers // Jon McCartie Source : Mad Rock Blog | 3/14/2016
Welcome to the new American dream, fans of Jack Kerouak.
Jon and his wife Em are pioneering a new lifestyle for middle-class families who want to live on the road adventurously, comfortably, and sustainably.
Flyn’ Lion 5.13c (at 50) // Jay Foley Source : Mad Rock Blog | 3/9/2016
At fifty, Jay Foley sent his hardest climb to date, 5.13c. He’s developing Lion’s Den, the new area in Taos, New Mexico with steep 5.13 lines. We had no idea in the office – he’s not part of the generation that now puts everything (what he eats for breakfast, how funny his hair looks) on Facebook, Insta/SnapChat/Twitter in the time […]
Stop Falling, Start Sending // Molly Gaynor Source : Mad Rock Blog | 3/7/2016
You never strive to fall on a climb, but it happens to the best of us. Fall after fall, you become overwhelmed with frustration and anger, which then interferes with your focus. And for some of us, once our concentration is derailed, there is minimal hope in sending: everything turns into a downward spiral from there. This […]
Van Life, X-Box Included // Meet Mike Dobie Source : Mad Rock Blog | 3/3/2016
Like our other Mad Rock athletes, Mike Dobie isn’t afraid to make his own path to follow his passion. He spent 6 years in China developing climbing areas with the help of sponsors, then recently moved to USA to live comfortably in a vansion. Here’s his notes about the “Vessel,” his proud new home on American soil […]