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Determining your Training & Skill Needs

Determining your Training & Skill Needs

I have mixed feelings on the recent explosion in the popularity of rock climbing and training for climbing. New climbers often misunderstand the notion that in order to become a good climber, they need to train. What they may not understand about climbing is that...

How COVID-19 is Affecting Italian Rock Climbers

How COVID-19 is Affecting Italian Rock Climbers

As the effects of COVID-19 spread around the world, our climbing friends in Italy are showing us how the climbing community is adapting to the temporary isolation. Moja Gear writer and native Italian, Claudia Colonia, shares a special insight into this unsettling and...

Principles of Programming

Principles of Programming

Training isn’t quite as simple as picking a few exercises that target weaknesses and doing them every now and then. Knowing what exercises you need to do is only half the battle when it comes to building an effective training program, which is essential if you intend...

The Art of the Goal in Climbing Training

The Art of the Goal in Climbing Training

Training is nothing without goals. They motivate us, encourage, inform, and provide us with focus. What good is “progression” if you’re not progressing toward something? Utterly useless, I suspect. Sure, you can build up some arbitrary facet of your climbing...

Starting the Journey of Rock Climbing Progression

Starting the Journey of Rock Climbing Progression

We all crave progression in our rock climbing. Whether climbing 5.9 or 5.14, we always look at the higher grades as “the next step.” For a while, those next steps are easy to climb! In our early climbing years, we see an astounding level of progress. Unfortunately, we...

The Mandala: The Untold Story

The Mandala: The Untold Story

Big thanks to Kris Hampton of The Power Company podcast for bringing this video to light. Troy Fauteux tells the story of this incredible fight up The Mandala (V12) in Bishop, CA. Check out episode 156 of the Power Company podcast to hear an interview with Troy...