12 Reasons Why Gym Bouldering is Awesome

The landings are amazing. You never have to carry a crash pad to your project. Strolling across the parking lot is the ideal approach. There’s no snow on any top outs. There’s also no wind that can’t be turned off by a power button. No razor-blade crimps or sharp pockets to wreck your skin in…

Don’t Do It In The Gym

This is not a complete gym etiquette article. I won’t tell you how many laps you can acceptably hog the auto belay for or how to tell that V1 crusher that they’re going to blow up every tendon in their arms if they keep doing weighted hangs. Instead, this a mini “Don’t Do It In The…

Auto Belays: Why They’re Simultaneously Great, Okay, and Terrible

By 2023 most gyms will likely have Siri-like auto belays for partnerless toprope fanatics. Climbers will simply press a fingertip to a small screen and don their wireless earbuds to have a soothing female voice ask them, by name, if they’re ready to climb. You’ll be able to tell Siri if you prefer a loose…