Training Tip #2

Training Tip #2

The Squat
Back for her second installment, fitness trainer and route setter, Jess is here to teach you how and why to squat.
(spoiler alert: squats aren't just for making you insta-famous.)

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Training Tip

Training Tip

A working, happy, injury free body is a precious thing.

Climbing is hard on it, training–even more so.

Climber, setter and fitness instructor Jess B. is here to start bringing you a monthly training tip. Before she gets started shaking up your training routine, she’s going to teach you how to properly warm up, and get your body ready for everything you want to throw at it.

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Asana of the Month - August '18

Asana of the Month - August '18

STRENGTHEN,  LENGTHEN, DEEPEN

Getting better is a balancing act.

That Moon Board alone will not make you a stronger, better, or happier climber.

To offer you some new balance to your normal routine, follow along with our monthly yoga posture.

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Asana of the Month - July '18

Asana of the Month - July '18

Asana of the Month

Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Fold  – Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

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Asana Of The Month

Asana Of The Month

Alex is killing it over at our TAKEHOLD Ladies' Volume site takeholdlv.com. Follow along as she presents her monthly yoga posture.

"Pull ups alone will not make you a stronger, better, or happier climber.  To offer you some new balance to your normal routine, follow along with our monthly yoga posture."

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Adventure Mamas

Adventure Mamas

“I guess we’re going?”

My best friend and I must have uttered that a few dozen times. Always ending with that rise in tone indicating our intent with the veiled statement was really just a chance to allow the other to change their mind.

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Girl Stories | Issue 1

Girl Stories | Issue 1

In Bishop over the holiday break, I climbed with some cool new ladies and asked them how, in a sport where coming up short is a common...

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The Approach - TAKEHOLDLV

The Approach - TAKEHOLDLV

The struggle between wearing your cool shoes to the crag (doomed to spend the day slipping while you scramble) or wearing proper approach shoes

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Amber Jaxon

Amber Jaxon

Frenzied by the new landscape, she clambered to find out where the employees that staffed the national park lived, what mountains she could hike, what people did there for fun. She wanted nothing but to overfill her mind with Yosemite. At the summit of Half Dome she managed to strike up a conversation with some climbers, who lived only 45 minutes from her hometown.

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Hannah Lily Hall

Hannah Lily Hall

In the afterglow of her new triumphant experience, she approached her new climbing partner’s group of friends and exclaimed, “Who want’s to take me climbing outdoors?!” Her now close friend, Nathan, agreed to the task. That weekend they trekked out to ‘The Pond,’ Nathan gave her a crash-course on leading, walked her through safe clipping, had her take a few practice falls and inadvertently (or maybe not) started a fire in Hannah. 

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Melanie Winsor

Melanie Winsor

Before making it to the West Coast’s East Side, Mel was a trad junkie. She loved the long hauling, high exposure, multi pitch gear placing life. But now in the Great Basin, with Bishop as her back yard, and the addition of two ground loving furry companions, bouldering began luring her in. In a place where even the one-star problems deserve five-stars, how can you blame her?
The world class granite called to her and she swooned.

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Come To The Outside

Come To The Outside

I’m a relatively new climber. I’ve only been getting out into this specific area to climb for the last 6 years. Even in that short span of time I’ve seen the buttermilks alone transformed from a modest destination with narrow trails, limited parking spaces, and probably few enough visitors daily that you could count on one hand, to present day, hosting a hot bed of climbers packed in like sardines waiting in lines to take a chance at the classics and even a “proper” restroom to boot.

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