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Rock climbing Tips - Technique by ClimbHigher .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Trust your belayer. Trust whoever is belaying you, and focus on your climbing Visualize the route. Before you climb, visualize the sequence of moves through the entire route - or at least as much as you can see from the ground Warm up and stretch. Prior to climbing, take a half hour to get your muscles and joints loosened up, and your hear ... Read on »
Rock Climbing in the Gunks by Chris Fotache Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 9:50am Yesterday I finally went to try rock climbing for the first time in my life. I've been planning this since around 2007... when I paid for the introductory lesson, but I just didn't have time or favorable weather to do it. I really procrastinated, but finally I decided to call the EMS Climbing School and use my credit. I think I was naturally attrac ... Read on »
Rock Climbing Success by sprinklemassacre Posted Wed 16 Jan 2013 7:24pm So, I survived rock climbing last night with not much damage to my manicure! We walked in to what looked like an adult playground. My friend Sarah from work invited a bunch of us to join her. She is belay certified (and is going to teach me!) so she was kind enough to let us all try it. I mentioned that I had a membership ye ... Read on »
Hugh Herr rock climbing for WSIC TV by jothyr Posted Mon 25 Jul 2011 9:20pm The climb known as High Exposure in Mohonk Preserve an hour south of Albany on the cliffs called The Gunks was awesome. The weather was perfect. The group of 4 guides from Mt Skills Climbing were utterly fantastic. They were in charge of safety and getting camera guys into perfect positions; and at times coaching yours truly. Hugh Herr is an ... Read on »
A Rock Climbing Adventure by JessiRene77 Facebook Posted Sun 08 Jan 2012 9:41am I have decided that this year is the year to take my goals to the next level. I am going to run a 5K Race on St. Patty's day, I'm going to run a 10K this year and I wanted to try a new way to cross train. Rock Climbing! Lucky for me my friend Victoria also wants to try new activities. She agreed to come rock climbing with me! I figure if I wa ... Read on »
Rock Climbing Adventure by Raw Is Sexy Posted Mon 16 Jan 2012 8:30pm Rock climbing rocks!  Up until last weekend, I had only experienced rock climbing at indoor rock gyms.  This past Sunday, however, I experienced this: And I climbed this (I even made it to the top!) ... Read on »
#4 Rock Climbing… FINALLY crossed off! by Dezolutions Posted Sun 21 Aug 2011 10:59am I’ve been wanted to go rock climbing for quite some time. This was my lucky year! I grabbed some hardcore taekwondo friends and head out to Rock Spot Climbing in Boston (near Dedham) We all go in and sign some waivers and get our gear.  Rock Spot was pretty efficient and got us started right away. $36 for a lesson and a full day pass ... Read on »
Rock Climbing Styles by Jason Martin Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 9:00am Many beginning level climbers are confused by the terminology used to define different styles of climbing. This isn't too surprising because there are a lot of terms that get thrown around. The following is a quick discussion of the different types and styles of climbing and what they entail. Toprope Climbing When a climber uses the term "t ... Read on »
Rock Climbing, Finger Taping and Injury by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:27am Anybody who rock climbs, on a semi-regular basis has probably seen climbers taping their fingers.  I admit that I have done it in the past, to prevent injuries and help me keep climbing with an injury.  I also admit I have done it because I have seen other climbers, better than me, doing it.  I know, I know…if all my friends jumped off a bri ... Read on »
Rock Climbing Snickers. by Poker Face Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 24 Oct 2008 4:03pm My rock climbing class started today! I was so excited, until I climbed one wall, came back down and passed out. Wonderful. Apparently someone went to grab a person who worked there and when they did someone who was a certified nurses assistant overheard and came to see what happened. Well that someone was the rec therapist from the Center. Ahhh!!! ... Read on »