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April 09, 2014

By: Michael O'Rourke When I moved out to Boulder 2.5 years ago I was so excited to check out my new playground and get familiar with the close areas. There are a couple areas within 30 minutes of boulder that I spent a considerable amount of time in.  My main three for bouldering are Clear Creek Canyon, Boulder Canyon, and good Ole’ Flagstaff. Over that time I completed most of the hard problems that I put on my tick list, but there is still a good handful that remain unfinished. The past few weeks, I have been on a streak on some of my unfinished nemesis rigs. With the snow melted and the weather getting bearable, I headed up to...

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5 Foods to Bring to the Crag

March 26, 2014

By: Aicacia Young. When it’s time to get out and climb, it’s easy to get psyched about your projects and lose sight of proper nutrition. Climbing is a sport that requires both incredible strength and endurance, so it’s important to fuel your body with the nutrients that it needs to succeed. On climbing days where you plan to spend a few hours climbing, your body will rely primarily on carbohydrates. Fat and protein are great on rest days, but they will slow down your body’s ability to use carbohydrates for energy on climbing days. Pack snacks that are rich in carbohydrates, low in fat, and low in protein. In addition to snacks, remember to stay hydrated with plenty of water...

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