5 Great Reasons To Climb Before Work

5 Great Reasons To Climb Before Work

February 19, 2018

There are a mountain of reasons why getting up and working out first thing in the morning is the best way to start your day, but if you're not a morning person the idea of an alpine start may be unappealing. Here are 5 reasons why climbing before work may change your life for the better, and tips on how to make the transition smoothly. 

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Opting Outside

Opting Outside

February 05, 2018

The weather is beautiful in Red Rock! If you're getting ready to opt outside, check out the 10 critical skills and knowledge points you'll need to make the safe transition to outdoor climbing...

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Essential Gear for Outdoor Sport Climbing

Essential Gear for Outdoor Sport Climbing

February 05, 2018

If you're new to outdoor climbing, or just a boulderer who's ready to try sport climbing, check out this list of essential gear for sport climbing in Red Rock then head into the ORIGIN Pro Shop for expert advice and assistance in picking out the pieces that are just right for you. 

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The Mountain of Youth: When is it too late to start rock climbing?

The Mountain of Youth: When is it too late to start rock climbing?

July 18, 2017

Rock climbing is an excellent way to stay younger, healthier, happier, and independent for longer. Learn why anyone, regardless of age, should start rock climbing today...

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Gear FAQs: Whats that Clippey Thing?

Gear FAQs: Whats that Clippey Thing?

May 27, 2017

ORIGIN Gear FAQs answer your common questions about climbing gear. In this weeks addition we tackle those pesky harness charms known as Quick Draws.

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Twinkle Toes: 5 Funny Footwork Tips for Climbers

Twinkle Toes: 5 Funny Footwork Tips for Climbers

April 25, 2017

Dance your way to becoming a better rock climber with simple and funny footwork advice from the expert instructors at ORIGIN...

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Clenched: Overcoming the Fear of Falling

Clenched: Overcoming the Fear of Falling

March 21, 2017

Conquer your natural fear of falling by learning these simple steps to distinguishing real danger from irrational fear and more...

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Understanding Rock Climbing Route Grades

Understanding Rock Climbing Route Grades

September 28, 2016

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How Do Rock Climbing Competitions Work? 

How Do Rock Climbing Competitions Work? 

September 10, 2016

There's nothing more exciting than watching experienced climbers crush during competitions, especially to anyone who has tried it before knowing how difficult it can be. Which factors are used to determine the most skilled climber? How will climbing in the 2020 Olympics be scored? There are several different variations of rock climbing competitions. Here are some competition types:

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Hydration For Rock Climbers 

Hydration For Rock Climbers 

September 08, 2016

Climbing is a test of endurance. But as much as it can be a battle of wills and determination, it's also limited by how long your body can safely stay working. There are a lot of habits you can build to be in healthy climbing condition – regular exercise, healthy, and goals to keep you motivated – and some of those decisions will impact you daily or even hourly. Whether you're climbing one of Origin's walls, on a day trip around Las Vegas, or going on a longer backpacking trek, how to keep yourself well hydrated is one of the most important decisions you can make.

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Climb Out Of Depression

Climb Out Of Depression

September 01, 2016

Depression can take a toll on the heart and mind, burying its victims under a weight that is hard to shake. According to a recent study by BioMed Central, there is a new intervention making waves and helping people climb out of the hole the depression creates. Indoor rock climbing or bouldering is a great form of exercise to battle something as big as depression. It gets people up and moving, helps them reach their goals, and it creates a support system between participants.

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Kids Rock Climbing: Get Active

Kids Rock Climbing: Get Active

August 23, 2016 1 Comment

Most people can recall a time when children wanted to go outside and be physically active. Children are supposed to be doing stuff like riding bikes, playing in parks, jumping into mud puddles, and getting scraped knees. These days it feels like most kids are glued to their electronics. As far back as 2008, 65% of children aged 4-11 had at least two hours per day of “screen time” meaning they spent a minimum of 14 hours per week playing video games, watching television, or staring at any other electronic device; and these numbers have only increased since 2008.

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