The Crag’s Workout Challenge

 

Working out doesn’t have to involve lots of weights and machines. Climbers and other athletes have been building strength and endurance for decades using nothing more than their own body weight. Over the past few months we’ve created a few different workouts for our Bighorn Society climbers, and we think they might be of benefit to all of our friends. Kicking things off: The Crag Standard.

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Adult Bouldering League – Final Standings

As the dust settles on the inaugural season of The Crag’s Adult Bouldering League, we want to first say thanks to everyone who participated. It was great seeing such a high level of community and camaraderie as everyone climbed and socialized each week. We also should thank our friends at Brixx in Cool Springs for happily hosting the ABL social hour each week, despite the chalk and sweat we brought along.

 

The scores have been tallied, double checked and verified through the Grammy Association. Here are your winners:

Individual Winner: Matt Loshin

Team Winners: TLC (Matt Loshin, Bradford Neal, Newton Dominey)

 

Matt wins a Brush Kit and Barf Bag from our pals at So iLL, and everyone on TLC, including Matt, wins a Petzl Tikkina 2 headlamp. Congratulations, gentlemen!

 

Here are the final standings.

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From the Field – Matt vs. Stone Fort

A few weeks ago, Matt and a crew from The Crag spent the day bouldering down at Stone Fort. Here is his report from the trip.

 

When the Wild Calls

5 A.M. A time most people (and by most people I mean myself) fear seeing. I usually am a creature of sleeping in late. However, on this beautiful Wednesday morning, climbing awoke me at that dreadful time with nothing but energy and an enthusiasm to pull on some real rock. The last time I had ventured outdoors for climbing was in late March when I made a trip up to The Obed for sport climbing. Unfortunately, 3 days before my birthday in April I fractured my ankle in a climbing injury. Since then, I have been working hard to get back into climbing shape, so this trip we took to Stone Fort (known to many as Little Rock City) was a true test to see if my training had paid off. I brought along with me a troop of rock loving friends from The Crag: Dylan Mikres, Ben Rankin, and Tyler & Ryan Beiden. Some serious guys with nothing but love for climbing, all of them just itching to get outdoors to the beauty of Stone Fort.

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