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One Step Past Failure (Sport Open Nationals 2017)
source : Mad Rock Blog | 4/14/2017
Working through the first few moves of the Final problem. Photo: Tim Gillies   I step onto the wall, and grab the first hold. “Oh geez,” I think, “this feels terrible!” It’s slippery and small. I squeeze. I imagine the scenario of me falling here. Of course I would laugh at how ridiculous it would […] Read more...
Original: https://madrockblog.com/2017/04/14/one-step-past-failure-sport-open-nationals-2017/
Peter Dixon’s Mad Rock Gift Guide
source : Mad Rock Blog | 12/19/2016
The top 5 pieces of gear that no one should live without. Don’t fool yourself, the holidays are about acquiring the best gear for you and your friends. This year I’ve put together a list of my top five “can’t live without” items from the Mad Rock lineup. Start the New Year right with the […] Read more...
Original: https://madrockblog.com/2016/12/19/peter-dixons-mad-rock-gift-guide/
Out of Place: 2016 IFSC World Championships
source : Mad Rock Blog | 12/8/2016
In the land of overpriced handbags and high fashion, I stood in my chalky pants and muddy shoes reading my qualifier route at the IFSC Lead World Championships. As I squinted up and down, I read every inch of the orange triangular volumes. I could not help but feel a little out of place in […] Read more...
Original: https://madrockblog.com/2016/12/08/out-of-place-2016-ifsc-world-championships/
Finding Purpose: HERA FOUNDATION SLC EVENT
source : Mad Rock Blog | 11/28/2016
A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity through Mad Rock to attend and speak at the HERA Foundation’s Climb4Life event in Salt Lake City. I was very honored to be a part of this event, as I’ve attended one before in Boulder, and even more honored to be able to share my mental toughness […] Read more...
Original: https://madrockblog.com/2016/11/28/finding-purpose-hera-foundation-slc-event/
Are We Just Thugs?
source : Mad Rock Blog | 10/27/2016
Current trends in route setting or the American way? As an alpine climber and guide I learned and later taught the three standard techniques for walking up steep snow slopes using crampons. The three techniques are as follows: The German technique, the French technique, and the American technique. As in the alpine world the current […] Read more...
Original: https://madrockblog.com/2016/10/27/are-we-just-thugs/
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