Athletes

Balancing life and competition climbing

In comps, you will inevitably run into variables that you had not planned for that will force you to change your routine. For example, just a few weekends ago, at west coast divisionals, I was up first and only had 20 minutes to warm up. Although not ideal, I was able to[...]

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5 TIPS TO PROJECT SMARTER

For the past few years, I have been lucky enough to visit some of the most amazing climbing destinations all over the country. I love visiting new areas, sampling new classics, and experiencing new rock in general. Although it is incredible getting to spend so much time doing[...]

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The Olympic Climbing Format

A Conversation with Butora Ambassador Marisa Romero

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THREE STEPS TO A CLIMBING LIFESTYLE

Four years I lived in Mt.Laurel, NJ. Climbing, to me, was just a hobby. I would climb three days a week if I felt like it, and would occasionally go climbing outside on the weekends. The closest bouldering was 1.5 hours away in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania. We also[...]

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A QUIETER SIDE OF CLIMBING AND MANAGING HEADSPACE

When many people think of climbing, they think of it as mainly a social activity. On the other hand, many people believe that climbing is primarily a physically demanding sport and they don't often consider the mental challenges it can provide.While both these things are true[...]

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CLIMBING COMPETITIONS ARE A LOT LIKE MATH EXAMS

Climbing is inherently a very metaphorical sport. Climbing mountains, overcoming challenges, reaching new heights… it’s all there. The weird thing is that it is in mathematics as well, and it is without a doubt in everything else someone could be passionate about. What[...]

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Drawing the Line: Projecting vs Onsighting

Onsight: The style of climbing a route on your first try without any beta.

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What I've Learned About Climbing Nutrition

One of my favorite things about climbing, besides learning never to give up and that you can overcome challenges, is learning how important it is to care for your body. Before I started climbing, I used to think that just being a certain weight was important. Now I understand[...]

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Butora Athletes at Dominion Riverrock 2017

Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash:

The 2017 Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash took place on May 19th and 20th, 2017. Butora athletes Kerry Scott, Claire Bresnan, Solomon Barth, and Kevin Celommi traveled to Richmond, Virginia to tackle the 25-foot custom cage of volumes. Kevin[...]

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My Most Embarrassing Climbing ​STORY

The air became thin; sky turned black, the chilling wind stampeded over the mountain tops as freezing hail pelted us. As the lightning struck, we were stuck on the summit of Pingora as the gumbies after us top roped through our only rap station. "YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO WHAT?!"[...]

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