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Liquid chalk is a little different, it’s a mix of chalk and isopropyl alcohol which basically acts as an antiperspirant for your hands, evaporating off the sweat and leaving your hands drier for longer. 

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Have you ever noticed that you end up climbing the kind of routes that you’re already good at? Instead of working on our weaknesses we spend most of our time on routes we’re already better at climbing. I’m a 6' 3" and fairly heavily built, so I end up climbing overhangs with long reaches and big holds, my partner is small and flexible, so she spends her time on slabs, balancing on one toe holding onto pockets with just her pinkies. We all know what we should be doing, that I should be balanced on one toe on that slab...

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It was a few years ago that I started to get this uncomfortable pain in the inside of my right elbow. I’d been climbing inside and out for a couple of years and I was really getting into it. I’d recently come back super excited from my first trip to the Red (a trip that totally kicked my ass and taught me a lot of lessons, but that’s a different story) and had bought myself a hangboard which I’d been using regularly. But this pain in my elbow was getting worse week by week, I couldn’t work out why and...

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Today marks one year of Porta-Hang. The concept and business started out of a need.  Prior to last year (prior to COVID) I traveled extensively with work to locations all over the US.  When you are staying in hotels week in and week out, it's hard to keep your fingers strong.  Putting a hangboard in my carry-on bag wasn't exactly an option, so I started looking for ways to at least hang or do some pull ups.  There was even a point I was hanging off the structural beams on the back of stair cases.  But something I noticed, is...

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I remember when the first time I fell in love with climbing.  We met in a parking lot in a small park in central Oregon.  Books were written about this place, legends were made, people tested themselves.  I met up with a guide at Smith Rock to get my first attempt a tall sandstone.  While my first climbs were in great sandstone in Tennessee at places like Foster Falls and the Obed, this place was dramatic.  Soaring stones, imposing walls and complex trad lines, it is a magical place.  I was still new to climbing and here another trip, so...

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