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Ep. 86: Board Meetings | Training Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be

Todays episode is Part 4 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that “Common Sense Isn’t Always Common Practice. Today we discuss Training Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be. We all want to train like the pros… but should we? Is that even what got them there? You can find us at You can support the podcast at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Ep. 85: Board Meetings | Generalization vs. Specialization

Todays episode is Part 3 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that “Common Sense Isn’t Always Common Practice. Today we discuss Generalization vs. Specialization. There is a time to grow your skill set, but it can also be appropriate to focus on one aspect of it. The differences can be subtle. You can find us at You can support the podcast at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Ep. 84: Board Meetings | Pyramids vs. Towers

Todays episode is Part 2 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that “Common Sense Isn’t Always Common Practice. Today we discuss Pyramids vs. Towers. Should you be out there building up your base, or is it ok to jump to the next level? There’s an argument… and a time… for both approaches. You can find us at You can support the podcast at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Ep. 83: Board Meetings | Quality vs. Quantity

Todays episode is Part 1 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that “Common Sense Isn’t Always Common Practice. Today we discuss Quality vs. Quantity. How much is too much? How can you focus on quality, and when should you? You can find us at You can support the podcast at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Ep. 82: Board Meetings | 3 Things We’ve Learned From Better Climbers with Guest Host Edwin Teran

In Part 2, continued from yesterday’s Episode 81, Edwin and I come up with our Top 3 List of things we’ve learned from climbing with better climbers. You can find Edwin Teran and his photography online at Follow him on Instagram at You can find us at You can support the podcast at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Ep. 81: Learning from Better Climbers with Edwin Teran

Climbing is unique in that we get to share the playing field with the best in the game. I can’t think of a moment when you shouldn’t use that to your advantage and pay close attention to what the better climbers at the crag are doing. Not just how they move (that too!), but how they structure their day, how long they rest, how they warmup, and what their attempts look like. So much to learn. In this episode I sit down with my good friend Edwin Teran and talk about his unique position as...


Ep. 80: Assessments with Steve Maisch

In this much requested episode, I sit down with Salt Lake climber and coach Steve Maisch to discuss assessments. Steve had some of the first assessments I remember seeing online, and we go into how he’s added, subtracted, and refined those. We talk a little about Steve’s own assessments, and an important thing that he overlooked in his own training. Many of us coaches are loosely collecting data for these assessments, but how important is it all, really? You can find Steve online at...


Ep 79: Board Meetings | When To Say Take

There are appropriate times to say “Take”. There are also instances when saying it is only slowing your progress. In this episode, Nate and I sit down in Bozeman, Montana during our work at Spire Climbing Center to discuss a topic that many people don’t realize that they don’t fully understand. Don’t forget to share the podcast with your friends, your enemies, and strangers on the street. They’ll thank you, and so will we. We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles. You can find us at...


Ep 78: PSA | Don’t Believe The Hype

With the amount of available information on training for climbing growing rapidly, it becomes increasingly harder to know what is worth keeping and what’s trash. I’ve been considering this type of episode for some time, but when I read a recent article from Climbing Magazine, I knew I had to do it. Among many uninformed statements in the article is one that states “a good way to build power is to try difficult moves when you’re already tired.” Not only is this incorrect, but it’s...


Ep 77: Climbing and Parenting with Beth Rodden

When Beth Rodden redpointed To Bolt or Not To Be in 1998 she became the youngest woman to climb 5.14a. Fast forward 20 years and Beth’s website lists her as “Mother - Pro Climber - Writer”. Mother first. Climbing is growing up. Beth and I sat down in Jackson, Wyoming while she was there to speak at The Teton Library Mountain Story series, despite delayed flights and a busy schedule. I wanted to know how climbing had changed for her since her son Theo was born, and what tips she might have...


Ep 76: Fueling from Skratch with Dr. Allen Lim

Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, author (you can find his great cookbooks below), and founder of Skratch Labs. We sat down at Skratch headquarters in Boulder, Colorado for what might be the most fascinating and easily digestible (pun intended) look at nutrition and hydration ever recorded. Seriously. We talk how hydration works and why water just isn’t enough. We also go into recovery and why Skratch decided not to mess with the magic of chocolate milk. Because I think it’s...


Ep 75 Self Worth and China Doll with Heather Weidner

Heather Weidner doesn’t need an introduction, but this episode certainly does. When I recently watched a film made about Heather’s ascent of China Doll, putting her into a small group of women to have climbed 14a on gear, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. It seemed that given the current gender climate, the filmmakers, Jon Glassberg and Caroline Treadway, could have crafted a story that didn’t depict Heather as so dependant on her husband, Chris Weidner, for not only support, but to...


Episode 74: Nonsighting with Justin Salas

If you’ve heard of Justin Salas, you may refer to him as a “blind climber”. You’d be wrong. He’s a climber who happens to be blind, just like you’re a climber who happens to have sight. I had the opportunity to session with Justin at Tension Climbing, and it was fascinating to get to observe and be a part of his process, and talking through it with him was just as interesting. The tools that Justin uses to climb into the V-double digits are the same tools that we use, and the same ones...


Episode 73: The Importance of Travel with Russ Clune

Russ Clune has climbed in more places than you. That is, unless you’re Brittany Griffith (maybe). Climbing since the late 70’s, and having climbed in around 50-some countries, I wanted to know what the legendary Clune had learned from other climbers in other cultures, and how he’s applied that to his own climbing. His climbing partners are a who’s who list of legends: Wolfgang Gullich, Lynn Hill, Patrick Edlinger, Jerry Moffat, Todd Skinner, Ron Kauk, and many others. Russ not only fed off...


Episode 72: Does Size Matter? with Marina Inoue

Marina Inoue is a 5′2″ force to be reckoned with. She’s intimidating until you talk to her, and then she’s the sweetest person you’ve ever met. Then she pulls onto the rock and straight up crushes your project. But you can’t be mad at her, because she’d be stoked if the tables were turned. It was her amazing attitude that led me to talk to her for this interview, and it’s the same thing that makes me look forward to the next time I get to climb with her. You can find her online at...


Episode 71: Board Meetings | Goal Setting

It’s a new year, and it’s our 2nd birthday! It’s been a wild ride, and I want to say thanks to everyone for being on it with me. In this episode Nate and I talk goal setting. Not resolutions. Goals. Different animals altogether. How to set appropriate goals, some of the pitfalls, what the research says, and we even give up some of our own goals. Speaking of which… Go to to join our mailing list and get our forthcoming newsletter. You can find us at...


Episode 70: Routesetting with Jonathan Brandt

Routesetting is hard. You know that if you’ve tried to set your own problems. It’s also hard on the body, so it’s difficult to keep a high level of fitness while setting full time. Jonathan Brandt has continued to improve as a climber while simultaneously running the setting crew at Climb Nashville, which is opening two new gyms next year. In this episode we discuss comment boxes, World Cup setting, simulators, and more. Jonathan will be hiring routesetters! Hit him up at...


Episode 69: Raising Them Right with Constance Lightner

Constance Lightner is, in my mind, a perfect representative for climbing parents. At a time when we’re seeing a whole generation of young crushers becoming adults, the role of the parent has become more and more important. Connie didn’t have a connection to climbing before her son, National Champion Kai Lightner, found the sport, but she’s dove in headfirst and become an official mom for many of America’s young superstars. She’s one of the people that I make a point to see when I know...


Episode 68: Board Meetings | I Wish I Knew Now What I Knew Then

No, that isn’t a typo. It would be amazing if we kept all our attributes forever, but the reality is that we lose things, we forget things, and we just stop doing some of the things that made us good to begin with. In this episode, Nate and I sit down to discuss the Top 3 things that we used to know and practice, and we wish we still adhered to. Find us online at We don’t tweet. We scream like eagles.


Episode 67: The Work Behind The Body with Kelsey K. Sather

In this episode I sit down for an important conversation with wordsmith Kelsey K. Sather. We discuss her series of blog posts titled “The Work Behind the Body”, a series of interviews with female outdoor athletes in Bozeman, Montana. Kelsey delves into the details of Body Image, and that being a topic I don’t know much about, I was both excited and nervous to struggle through the conversation. Thanks to the Bozeman community, and to Spire Climbing for allowing us to record this...


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