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Introducing the Vergo by Trango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCtvZ-9TehA The Vergo is an all-new assisted braking belay device from Trango. We designed the Vergo with ergonomics in mind, meaning that the most comfortable way to use the Vergo is also the safest way. In…
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The Vergo Belay Device by Trango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QITpvF9SIGs&t=6s The all-new Vergo belay device brings new dimensions of safety and ergonomics to belaying. Check www.trango.com/vergo for more information.
Woman climbing on rock face with text that reads "Be A Climber"
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Be a Climber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG37iQsLd0M As climbers we can be known for building up. We can be known for supporting each other. We can be leaders because we are strong. We can be confident, because we’ve seen what we can do. We can be…
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My Mom, The Climber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjYXc7lJOpM Be a climber. It's about more than just pulling hard and pushing past your high point. Our shared passion is a vehicle to pursue what we love and to encourage others as they do the same. This ethos…

New Routes at Shelf Road

By Mark Anderson With the winter weather finally arriving in Colorado, I headed south to Shelf Road to wrap up a few projects I had bolted several years ago but (almost) forgotten about. Shelf is a really important crag to me. While I had done the odd First Ascent before I started climbing regularly at…

Video: Born On The 4th Of July, 14b

by Mark Anderson Last fall our good friend Chris Alstrin of Mind Frame Cinema came out to The Bunker in Clear Creek Canyon to shoot video of my route Born On The 4th of July, which I opened in May of 2015.  Chris posted the video today on the AAC’s Instagram page.  You can check…
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The Beta

by Mark Anderson Last week I had to upgrade to a new binder for my training records.  The old one was full.  This is actually my fourth or fifth binder.  My first binder was just an old manila folder.  The oldest sheet in my binder is a hangboard log for a workout I did in June…
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The Anatomy of A Limit Boulder Problem

Limit Bouldering is one of the best ways for rock climbers to train power.  When done properly, Limit Bouldering trains max recruitment, contraction speed, core strength and inter-muscular coordination.  If that weren’t enough, Limit Bouldering is also highly sport-specific, so the skills developed will translate directly to the rock. The crux of Limit Bouldering is…
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The Lazy H Climbing Barn

by Mark Anderson Piggybacking on last week’s post about designing a home wall, here is a quick virtual tour of the Lazy H Climbing Barn. Note that I didn’t go through any logical process when designing it, I just eye-balled everything, and I paid for my impatience with a wall that was too steep. Six…