Paper or plastic?

Remember paper or plastic? You don’t? Well allow me to share a bit of American shopping history with you (and you thought this was just another climbing blog). In the beginning, God created a man. The man was what we call a hunter-gatherer. He searched out his food, killed it, and then brought it home […]

Naise and the antagonist – Preventing overuse injuries in climbing

So most of you who have stopped by Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex have probably met Naise, our head route setter and coach. Naise has been my climbing partner and good friend for the last four plus years now. He is also an extremely talented setter and strong climber. However, if you have ever listened […]

Goals, Donny Osmond, and training S.M.A.R.T.

When I was twelve years old, my dream was to be a pop star. Donny Osmond to be specific. Donny was the Justin Bieber of my day (minus the jerk factor), and I was going to be just like him: the dance moves, the showmanship, the music. I even formed my own family band: The […]

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