All in Sport Climbing (Ropes)
Our sport requires a lot of volunteers. I know if you’re a non-climber, it can be very intimidating to raise your hand in order to help out at a local and even more so at regionals and beyond. As someone who has judged at the national level, I have to say, that despite the pressure to get things right, it sure is a lot of fun to get involved.
For girls, frustration over their changing bodies can lead to dropping out of sports permanently: The Women’s Sports Foundation (1) says they drop out at 2 – 3 times the rate of boys between 8th and 12th grade. So, how can you help your daughter stick with her sport through these changes?
You made it through tryouts, and you were awarded a spot on the competitive youth climbing team! Congratulations! Now, how can you make the most of this competition season?
Did you know you should bring a jacket despite 90 degree Kennesaw weather? Several people who'd gone before advised me to. Read on to find out why. This is our first time going to, but here's a compilation of all the useful information that we found for USAC's Youth Sport and Speed Nationals.
Climbing develops many character traits and skills that are useful for long-term success in life. Here are three.
For onsight sport climbing competitions, USA Climbing (USAC) uses a ranking point system for scoring. This system effectively identifies the hardest climbs and weights the scores of those who do well on those routes.
Youth climbers can get a lot of benefit from watching IFSC's competitions. Especially youth competitors. Here are ten reasons to watch IFSC World Cup climbing.
Ground falls should never happen when a climber is being belayed. Period. Yet, ground falls (i.e., "decking") have happened. You may be aware of the ground fall that occurred during the speed climbing event in a recent regional youth competition.
By earning a top ten placement at the Regional Championships, you have qualified for the Divisional Championships, a.k.a. "Divisionals". What do you need to know?
This post is from the parent-spectator side. Here are some tips we've learned while cheering on our climbers - with a little one in tow.
Let us be your guide on how to help your kid crusher survive Iso and be ready to climb even after several hours.
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What is the difference between an onsight competition and redpoint competition?
There are three disciplines to competitive rock climbing in the US: bouldering, sport, and speed. All are done indoors at rock climbing gyms.
Rock climbing is no longer an activity just for dirtbags living in their vans.