The summer months in Las Vegas can be brutal, with temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees. While Red Rock Canyon becomes a virtual oven, there are some excellent higher altitude crags just 30 minutes north of Las Vegas in the Mt. Charleston area of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The alpine limestone of Mt. Charleston makes for an interesting, and far cooler, option for summer climbing.
Take a moment to reflect on what has shaped you throughout the course of your life. What has made you the person you are today? What lessons have you learned about life and the world? These are big questions with no easy answers. Most would agree there are millions of small events that occur throughout life, all of which contribute to making us who we are as adults. The decisions we make and events we experience each slowly (or swiftly) affect who we become.
Most climbers can reflect back over years of adventure and recall many an escapade that might have changed their perspective on life. When putting on a harness for the first time it’s impossible to predict all the lessons that will be learned from climbing, but there are a few that children (and adults) commonly develop over time as they immerse themselves in the sport. As I watch my kids grow and put on a harness, I wonder at what adventures this sport will bring them and what they will learn along the way.
Ever feel like you’ve reached a plateau that you can’t break through on the ways to your fitness goals? Or have you ever woken up one morning and realized somehow you’ve become woefully out of shape? You’ve probably made the same mistake of many other amateur athletes: failing to implement a training regime.
Most climbers recognize that they are in need of a better exercise routine, but many don’t know how to approach exercise or begin improving their physical fitness. Starting any training program can be a daunting endeavor, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by your fitness goals. Having a well-rounded plan can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, and can speed your progress towards those lofty fitness goals you’ve set for yourself.
The following are a few things to keep in mind when designing a training schedule for yourself, no matter your fitness levels the following guidelines should be an integral part of any good training program.
Origin Climbing & Fitness is an excellent place to start climbing. No, seriously. The instructors are experts who will help you excel, and make your climbing experience as fun and stress-free as possible. You will immediately be welcomed into our inclusive climbing community, and start making friends and having fun! Here some of the frequently asked questions we receive from new climbers:
You’ve gotten in a great workout and the next day you feel some aches and pains in your muscles. First, remember that this a good kind of pain. You’ve worked out hard and your body is repairing itself, thereby becoming stronger. Have you ever wondered why you feel so sore? Here’s why: