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Recovery Nutrition for Climbing

April 18, 2014

By: Aicacia Young After a hard training session or a good long day at the crag, your body needs to recover. Rock climbing puts a ton of stress on your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, drains your energy stores, and can leave you feeling exhausted, so it’s important to consider your body’s recovery as soon as you finish climbing. Exercise scientists argue about the exact duration of your body’s recovery phase, but most consider about 30 minutes after exercise to be the prime time for muscle recovery. There are 3 main focuses to keep in mind during your recovery period: Protein Hydration Immune Support As you climb, or engage in any intense exercise for that matter, your body starts breaking down...

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The Old Projects

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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