Understanding How to Rate Difficulty in Rock Climbing

Understanding How to Rate Difficulty in Rock Climbing

The Yosemite Decimal System This is how we do it in America. Many countries have their own rating scale. If you think “why can’t it be simpler?” I would first answer with “you should see the British scale! And then I’d say … consider that you really can’t just call it “on a scale of one to ten” or something. If you did, then the world’s hardest routes would be tens … until the next generation does something harder, and…

Read More Read More

New WOD Cycle Starts Monday!

New WOD Cycle Starts Monday!

(Picture) Me on the STUPENDOUS! “Twinkie.” (5.12a) Red River Gorge, KY Saturday, Feb 17, kicked off the USAC Sport Climbing (Route Climbing) competition season. Monday, February 19, kicks off the next Treadstone WOD cycle, focused on Route Climbing / Endurance – as opposed to Bouldering / Power. It’s as if we planned it this way … just for you! If you are interested in competition climbing, be sure to join us for any or all of our three weekly coaching sessions…

Read More Read More

Our Belay CHECK

Our Belay CHECK

  The reason I think it’s got the appeal it does is that we tried to communicate a comprehensive overview of acceptable belay techniques, without the typical “you MUST do it OUR way” approach that so many gyms take. My personal feeling is that gyms that are that way ONLY know THEIR technique. I believe that approach is borne from a lack of the experience that would give them a comfort level high enough to assess all clients’ belay techniques….

Read More Read More

The Treadstone WODs – Workout of the Day

The Treadstone WODs – Workout of the Day

The Workouts of the Day (WODs) are written every day by Marc personally and posted in the center of The Gym on a big dry erase board. They are where the rubber meets the road. For right here, I am not posting the actual WOD. Come see (and do!) them in The Gym. Soon I will post those too but this post is packed with enough info about the Strategic View of how we are doing this. The Strategic View –…

Read More Read More

2018 – The Year of “The New Ninja-Fit You”

2018 – The Year of “The New Ninja-Fit You”

Happy New Year! (First posted right at New Year.) Ladies and gentlemen. I hope your New Year is amazing. Happy Super Monday to you. I LOVE Mondays – because I set Resolutions every week. As I’ve read about and experimented with Intentional Living and Organizational Excellence concepts over the years, I have come to the conclusion that there are eight areas of life on which to focus goals, energy, and effort. Each should have a known goal – even a…

Read More Read More

The Path – Where I’m Coming from … and Where We’re Going

The Path – Where I’m Coming from … and Where We’re Going

I want to talk about three related ideas this morning. Things that we at Treadstone call “The Path,” “The War Path,” and “The Course.” “The Path” is a term we use to describe the act of Intentional Living, goal-setting, and S.M.A.R.T. execution. It is what we call the overall program at Treadstone Climbing Gym. In order to meet your goals, you need an intentional Path to improvement. This is true for Fitness and the other Seven Areas of Life — into which…

Read More Read More