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We had such a great time on our second day of the winter training. We spend the first half of the day teaching how to clean top rope anchors via rappelling. Each cadet went through the drill at least twice. To top off the day with a great prepararion for today we then went into the boulder field to build 3 piece trad anchors. We are already psyched to see how they put everything into practice in the vertical today

We had such a great time on our second day of the winter training. We spend the first half of the day teaching how to clean top rope anchors via rappelling. Each cadet went through the drill at least twice. To top off the day with a great prepararion for today we then went  into the boulder field to build 3 piece trad anchors. We are already psyched to see how they put everything into practice in the vertical today


Great first day of our winter training with the US Naval sea cadets. Everybody crushed and we are already psyched to teach more skills in the vertical. Big thanks to our guides @gregasaurus_flex and @senseisplitter for facilitating.

Great first day of our winter training with the US Naval sea cadets. Everybody crushed and we are already psyched to teach more skills in the vertical. Big thanks to our guides @gregasaurus_flex and @senseisplitter for facilitating.


Super fun Intro to rock climbing class in San Diego. We had an amazing crew out and learned a lot about how to stay safe on rocks and ropes. We also had many "a-ha" moments. One of them was realizing that outdoor climbs often offer many more rest positions than most indoor climbs… so we climbed, rested and climbed again – without tiring out too much. Everybody ended up climbing at least 4 different routes. Super fast crew. Super fun

Super fun Intro to rock climbing class in San Diego. We had an amazing crew out and learned a lot about how to stay safe on rocks and ropes. We also had many "a-ha" moments. One of them was realizing that outdoor climbs often offer many more rest positions than most indoor climbs... so we climbed, rested and climbed again - without tiring out too much. Everybody ended up climbing at least 4 different routes. Super fast crew. Super fun


Amazing day out in Joshua Tree. Sean, his dad and sister Tristen came out to get on some multi-pitch climbs with us. We ended up climbing 6 pitches in 2 climbs that finished with awesome rappels for our descents. We are thrilled to climb again with this awesome trio. Father Stan is still crushing at 77! His strength and psyche to go out and adventure is impressive! Smiles were big, moves were busted out and the stoke was always high. Here Mike D. in charge of setting up a smooth ride down the rappel line.

Amazing day out  in Joshua Tree. Sean, his dad and sister Tristen came out to get on some multi-pitch climbs with us. We ended up climbing 6 pitches in 2 climbs that finished with awesome rappels for our descents. We are thrilled to climb again with this awesome trio. Father Stan is still crushing at 77! His strength and psyche to go out and adventure is impressive! Smiles were big, moves were busted out and the stoke was always high. Here Mike D. in charge of setting up a smooth ride down the rappel line.


Amazing day out in Joshua Tree with Yelena. Here on a nice ride down Echo Rock. We had a great time showing her the beauty of the High Desert. We climbed a lot and also learned abkut the climate of the desert… how temperatures change dramatically depending on where you find yourself – wind protected, sun, shade – and so we kept putting on and off layers all day. Climb On!

Amazing day out in Joshua Tree with Yelena. Here on a nice ride down Echo Rock. We had a great time showing her the beauty of the High Desert. We climbed a lot and also learned abkut the climate of the desert... how temperatures change dramatically depending on where you find yourself - wind protected, sun, shade - and so we kept putting on and off layers all day. Climb On!


Clearly having a lot of fun! Our guest Robyn was crushing it with her amazing and fun attitude. She brought her son and daughter along and quickly we could tell who had the idea to go out climbing. After 6 laps up and down you could see her jumping and frolicking over the rocks. That was "the coolest thing" she had done on her trip to San Diego…Yay!!! What a fun day.

Clearly having a lot of fun! Our guest Robyn was crushing it with her amazing and fun attitude. She brought her son and daughter along and quickly we could tell who had the idea to go out climbing. After 6 laps up and down you could see her jumping and frolicking over the rocks. That was "the coolest thing" she had done on her trip to San Diego...Yay!!! What a fun day.


Going for it! Climbing, for most people is more of a mental game rather than a physical. Often, movement is inhibited by emotions of fear and stress that comes with decision making. However, Mike wasn't shy to find out if he will make it or not in the most committing way – going for the dynamic throw. Yes! He stuck it. We learned, going for it is at least half the success well done!

Going for it! Climbing, for most people is more of a mental game rather than a physical. Often, movement  is inhibited  by  emotions of fear and stress that comes with decision making.  However, Mike wasn't shy to find out if he will make it or not in the most committing way - going for the dynamic throw. Yes! He stuck it. We learned, going for it is at least half the success  well done!


We had so much fun teaching our advanced anchor class last week. In this picture Brad set up a toprope on a bolted anchor. Since the bolts were so far back – away from the edge – our best solution was to use a static rope long enough to bring the masterpoint low and over the edge. Static ropes anywhere from 9mm-11mm are great for this application where a long extension is needed to position the masterpoint low in order to avoid extensive wear on your rope. Once we had the static rope clipped to the bolts we also used a friction on one anchor leg to safely approach the edge and tie the masterpoint in the direction of pull… all that resulted in a nice equalized anchor with a clean running top rope So much fun to teach these little details that go such a long way in everyones climbing careers. Cheers and stay safe on the rocks.

We had so much fun teaching our advanced anchor class last week. In this picture Brad set up a toprope on a bolted anchor. Since the bolts were so far back - away from the edge - our best solution was to use a static rope long enough to bring the masterpoint low and over the edge. Static ropes anywhere from 9mm-11mm are great for this application where a long extension is needed to position the masterpoint low in order to avoid extensive wear on your rope. Once we had the static rope clipped to the bolts we also used a friction on one anchor leg to safely approach the edge and tie the masterpoint in the direction of pull... all that resulted in a nice equalized anchor with a clean running top rope  So much fun to teach these little details that go such a long way in everyones climbing careers. Cheers and stay safe on the rocks.


Epic climbing session with our Intro class crew! These guys were instantly hooked after they learned all the tools and tricks that keep us safe out there. Partner checks belay commands figure 8 knots ATC + locking carabiner great attitude CLIMB ON

Epic climbing session with our Intro class crew! These guys were instantly hooked after they learned all the tools and tricks that keep us safe out there. Partner checks  belay commands  figure 8 knots  ATC + locking carabiner great attitude CLIMB ON


Amazing day out with Jeff! He is prepping for his big climb in the Himalayas next year. His goal to refine his climbing technique and catch up on the endurance game. So we went for mileage and got as many pitches in as we could. Up and down amd up and down… big smiles! We already look forward to our next session with him

Amazing day out with Jeff! He is prepping for his big climb in the Himalayas next year. His goal to refine his climbing technique and catch up on the endurance game. So we went for mileage and got as many pitches in as we could. Up and down amd up and down... big smiles! We already look forward to our next session with him