Monthly Archives: August 2014

An Open Letter to the IFSC from Pro Climber Charlotte Durif

Pro climber Charlotte Durif is no stranger to the competition circuit, or to the SCS Nationals podium.  As a Petzl athlete, she is one of the faces of the sport, and she takes that role seriously. Last month, Durif authored … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How a ‘Fraidy Cat, Out of Shape Old(er) Man With a Fear of Heights Became a Rock Climber [with the aid of Keith].

by Kent Wietharn About 5 years ago, my wife started taking my son Kas (age 9 at the time) to Cliffhangers (now Junior Team) on Saturday mornings. Cliffhangers was an introductory climbing session for grade school age kids, lasting about 2 … Continue reading

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What Light Feels Like – a few words with Angie Payne

Last month, Angie Payne sent Freaks of the Industry, a V13 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  In 2010, Angie’s ascent of “The Automator” made her the first woman to climb a confirmed V13, and Freaks of the Industry … Continue reading

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Andrew Lee: Eat to Perform!

Today, Peak partner and all-around Fitness Guru Andrew Lee chats about one of the lesser-discussed aspects of nutrition. Do you have a topic you want him to talk about?  Let us know! In order to maximize our climbing potential we … Continue reading

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