By: Jake Mansfield The arrival of spring brings the start of another climbing season. Cool temperatures and longer hours of sunlight mean that the long months of training in the climbing gym finally get to pay off. It’s time to dust of your guidebooks and rope bags and head out to the crag! It
By: Jake Mansfield Photos Courtesy of Josh Gonzalez From September through mid-December, climbers all over the country descend upon their favorite rock-climbing destinations for their fall trips. This is widely considered “Climbing Season”. This means everywhere from your local crag to Yosemite National Park will be at its highest volume of climbers all year.
How do I know if I am ready to start lead climbing? What grade should I be climbing to get there? How can I improve to get to this point?