Kung Fu Climbing

I recently heard about a climbing philosophy developed by the head setter at my gym, Roy Quanstrom. He likens climbing ...

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Kung Fu Climbing

I recently heard about a climbing philosophy developed by the head setter at my gym, Roy Quanstrom. He likens climbing movement styles to kung fu. The four archetypes are associated with animals; the mountain goat, the cobra, the tiger, and the crane. The mountain goat is confident and trusts his ...

Tim Whitaker
Nov. 15, 2016
Bishop in a Month

The first snow of winter came last week. The weather is nice and crisp and bishop is calling. With Ascent Studio now open, we've been training 3 or 4 times a week. With a month left until the bishop trip, a new level of motivation has awoken. We've put up ...

Tim Whitaker
Nov. 13, 2016
Weekend Warriors

Climbing provides countless opportunities to experience life in beautiful and rewarding ways. Like a warrior's path of self improvement and discovery, you'll travel to foreign lands to do battle with inspiring rock climbs. A lot of really awesome people choose to take this path and it's the camaraderie and friendships ...

Tim Whitaker
Nov. 04, 2016
Favorite Boulder Problems in Bishop

Towards the end of November 2011, I drove 10 hours to meet some friends in Bishop, CA for my first big climbing trip. I was totally underprepared. The only tent I could find was an 8 person tent-mansion. My sleeping bag was a synthetic summer bag. I froze my ass ...

Tim Whitaker
Oct. 29, 2016
Colorado First Impressions

Alyssa and I moved to Fort Collins a couple months ago. We're still settling in, but have been lucky enough to get out, explore and climb quite a bit. The community here is awesome. Fort Collins is home to more than 20 breweries, cideries and distilleries. Despite this, it's clean ...

Tim Whitaker
Oct. 29, 2016