The Gym Guide Pyramid: What I Look for in an Indoor Climbing Facility

Living in Boulder, CO, I’m a two mile walk/drive/bike ride from three of the country’s best climbing gyms, four if you count ABC Kids, and a twenty-minute drive from a brand-new EVO Rock + Fitness one town over. Naturally, I’ve visited every gym at least once and have enjoyed slightly different experiences at each. Now, while I’m not here to…

If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit: A Flow-Chart Guide to Climbing Shoe Sizing

Looking for a new pair of shoes but want to ensure a performance fit without causing (too much) permanent damage to your toes? Here’s a flow-chart guide to help you find the perfect pair, as downsizing to the point of crippling pain (or, less commonly, out of control upsizing) will only make you hate your shoes and…

Success Baby Climbing Memes

Sometimes things just go right. Originally published October 12, 2015, on coffeetapeibuprofenclimb.blogspot.com.