Once you understand the various techniques that help you move up a rock face, you need to make sure you have enough energy to how to execute them. That's where endurance comes in and we're grateful to Scarpa Sponsored athlete Andy Raether for sharing his thoughts on what endurance means to rock climbers.
Throughout his Essentials of Climbing series of instructional videos, Eastern Mountain Sports Brand Ambassador and professional climber Joe Kinder has covered a lot of physical issues such as sidepulls, gastons, smearing, and edging. In this video, he explores the mental side of climbing, specifically, the importance of believing in yourself and your abilities.
Special thans to Mountain Hardwear sponsored climber Ethan Pringle for sharing his thoughts with us along with a stunning example of how his confidence paid off on a pretty sick bouldering problem.
A short film highlighting 3 days with Ethan Pringle and a look into his comical personality and extraordinary climbing ability. The film highlights Ethan's ongoing project to climb the hardest route in North America at Clark Mountain, California, his quick wit, and a successful ascent of a very difficult and long standing project at Robber's Roost on Mt. Charleston outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. This film is a rough cut but we're happy to release it to the public, enjoy!