My wife loves shoes. She seems to find great deals on a new pair every week. When it comes to everyday shoes, she has no problem finding a cute design that fits well. Unfortunately for her, climbing shoes seem a bit more complicated. Rock climbing shoes, size, shape and fit do matter. My wife seems […]
Slowly, but surely, the pounds came. Like ants, one by one, then two by two. As a climber, extra weight is detrimental for sure. My ideal weight revolves around 185-190 pounds. At some point I reached 195 and soon, I saw 200 pound light up on the scale. While I could have blamed the batteries, I didn’t. Instead, I avoided the scale, told myself that “my weight fluctuates,” which it does and next thing I knew, I was at 220 pounds. That was November, and something had to be done.
For over 25 years, the Five Ten Maccasym have stood the test of time. These shoes offer solid performance over a wide range of terrain like cracks, slabs and thin face climbing.
While teacher pay raises are a major issue of the Red For Ed Arizona movement, teachers are also fighting for salary increases of other education support professional, a permanent raise structure and a freeze on cooperate tax cuts until Arizona’s per pupil spending reaches the national average.
Raising our daughter outdoors with a growth mindset. “Growth Mindset” – helps children become better learners, become more persistent, and more intelligent and resilient overall!
Teachers don’t make money, so I need to make every penny count for my family. With my Amazon Visa I save money on everyday purchases to enjoy my vacations.
From handhelds to hand holds, from being dangerously exposed to overexposure, good climbing photography sometimes means letting it all hang out. But there are a few pointers that can help you reach that top shot.
When it comes to rock climbing, I am a product of the 80’s. It was a good era with lots happening in the sport and I was young and influential. For better or worse, I remember florescent tights. I remember when Jason Campbell, a top climber from that era, introduced me to my first sport route on Donner Summit in Lake Tahoe California.
Another Jack Ass in the road. Bad weather meant canceling a rock climbing trip to Red Rocks, so we decided to visit Oatman, a local “Ghost Town.” I have to admit, for a Ghost Town, the place was packed. I made the best of the place, but I doubt I’ll return to this tourist trap anytime soon.