European Vacation

The Southern Colorado Andersons (that’s Mike, Janelle, Lucas and Axel) are finally on our way to Europe! We are flying into Frankfurt, Germany, then heading south to the Alps.  We’ll be staying in Ellmau, a quaint ski village in the heart of the Tirol region. We hope to sample Austria’s incredible rock…specifically the limestone and…

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Insurrection!

By Mike Anderson As I said in my last article (Spring, Sprain, Summer, Send?), I’m having somewhat of a “Cinderella Season”…with things just clicking despite some minor adversity. As I bragged in that post, I sent one of my “life list” routes, Grand ‘Ol Opry (5.14c) at the Monastery. It went faster than I expected, leaving me with just…

Spring, Sprain, Summer, Send?

By Mike Anderson This has been a crazy spring/summer for most of us in the Intermountain West.  It was winter, then it got a little warmer, then BAM! Blizzard after Blizzard struck, and in between blizzards would be ludicrous heat waves. It has not been a spring for sending at most crags. Even now, many crags…

Thunder Strike – Part 1

Thunder Ridge is a beautiful, but tiny climbing area just West of my home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is somewhat of a backwater crag these days, frequented by locals who know how good it is, but ignored by most. The rock is impeccable granite – possibly the best quality granite in the entire Rocky…

Rock Prodigy Survey – Last Call

Please take the survey. In February we launched the first-of-its-kind survey to collect data on the effectiveness of the Rock Prodigy Training Method and the Rock Prodigy Training Center. So far, 118 folks have responded to the survey (from 13 countries), which is well above what I expected…THANK YOU! I’m furiously writing my research paper…