A Brief List of My Worst Climbing Snacks Ever

There are a billion “10 Best Sending Foods” articles out there. Here’s what not to do: Eat free expired bagels with Nutella. Nutella is rarely a mistake, but free expired bagels are free for multiple reasons, most notably their intense dryness. Nutella did not make them less dry. Wet cheese sandwiches will not make you sick,…

Easy Maple Cinnamon Tendon-Strengthening Granola

Here is another recipe for my foodie, health-nut climbing buds. This maple cinnamon granola, inspired by and adapted from Steph Davis’s “Homemade Granola,” takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, packs lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber-rich whole grains (think: keeps you full for hours), and tastes amazing plain, with soy or cow’s milk, cooked as…

Homemade Spreadable Trail Mix: A Photographic How To

Trail mix and nut butters have long been outdoor enthusiasts’ staple foods. They’re packable, dense, nutritious fuel. Unfortunately, after several jars of creamy PB and a pound of almonds and dried fruit, you start to hate your go-to snacks. Here is an easy homemade twist on traditional trail mix to make you love “good ol’ raisins and peanuts” again…

How to Begin a Climb: A Routine to Make Sending Your Routine

Having a set routine before you begin every climb can help get you into the sending mindset. Whether you’re warming up on a 5.6 or getting ready to give your 5.13d project a redpoint burn, if you go through the same steps each time, you will be prepared to focus entirely on the motions necessary…

The Ultimate Guide to Dry Climbing Snacks

There are many benefits to packing extremely dry snacks for a day of climbing, hiking, or any other type of adventuring that involves cramming food into the bottom of a backpack. First, they won’t get your backpack incredibly sticky or damp when crushed against the rest of your gear, unlike the bananas I too often attempt…