Fabulous First Flatiron

by Janelle Anderson Before having children, we loved ticking off multi-pitch climbs which took us to beautiful places we wouldn’t have otherwise considered visiting…places like the Bugaboos, Sawtooths, Wind Rivers and more. We enjoyed the adventure, hard work and rewarding views these climbs provided. When kids entered the picture, our climbing evolved into short and sweet sport climbs. Multi-pitch climbing…

Spain Part 3: Science & Sights in Barcelona

  The main purpose of our Spain trip was for me to attend the 7th Asian-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology and present our research on training for climbing. The paper we wrote focused on finger strength training, in particular. The paper is posted on our site, there is a link on the right sidebar (look…

Spain Part 2: Cobblestones & Milestones at Montserrat

****************************************************************************************************************************** Barcelona! What an incredible city full of life, people, culture, food, history and so much more. It has to be one of my new favorite cities of all time and we just scratched the surface. We will get into Barcelona highlights in a future post, right now I want to focus on climbing. First, I want…

SPAIN Part 1: Not just Tapas & Tufas!

********************************************************************************************************************************** Don’t get me wrong! The Tapas and Tufas in Spain are pretty amazing as well as prolific! However, there was so much more in the climbing world, the history, the culture, the parks, the food and the people. How do you sum up a whirlwind nine days in Spain? I’m not really sure you…