It is not the critic who counts….

May 4, 2011 james Monk Muses

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

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Good friction climbing tips

April 6, 2011 monk Training

http://www.climbing.com/print/techtips/tech_tips_friction_facts/

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Vantage 2011 – Trip #1

April 4, 2011 james Trip Reports

Vantage! First trip of 2011

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Routes and grades

November 29, 2010 monk Monk Muses

Hey Rock Goddess, do you think routes in the gym tend to be rated easier or harder in different seasons? Or do the gyms set easier routes early in the season and harder routes later?

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Moving inside and outside

November 15, 2010 monk Monk Muses

As the days shorten and the sun hides behind the clouds, rock monkeys move inside and pine for the sun while alpinists rejoice and strap on their skins. How does your climbing addiction adapt to the changing seasons?

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How to make a tape glove

October 26, 2010 monk Tips n Tricks

Ok, crack climbers, here’s a handy illustration of how to make a reusable tape glove. Of course if you’re climbing perfectly your hands won’t slip and you won’t need it, but this climbing monk occasionally leaves parts of his hands on the rock. Enjoy!

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Yesterday

October 24, 2010 monk Mind-Body

Rock Goddess, I read a quote today in “The Five Love Languages”, by Gary Chapman that applies as much to climbing as it does to love. “I am amazed as how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday.” Brilliant. How many times have you (or I, or any other climber) stepped up to […]

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“Five Fingers”

October 21, 2010 monk Mind-Body

I found this on a post on another site (can’t remember the source, sorry!) and liked it quite a bit. A camping trip last weekend led to a campfire conversation called “five fingers”. For each finger, you have to say something: 1. Something you like about yourself (thumbs up) 2. Where you’re going (pointing) 3. […]

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Opportunities

October 15, 2010 monk Mind-Body

A climbing monk doesn’t have challenges, just opportunities.

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Danger Brothers Halloween Death Grip

October 14, 2010 monk Uncategorized

Danger Brothers Halloween Death Grip It’s all about the fun, after all!

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