We take the leap, and learn how to lead.
We ask pro-climbers Joe Kinder and Alex Honnold about their dreams, the worst thing they’ve ever done, their biggest regrets in life, and food preferences.
Welcome to our new Ask the Route Setters series, where we ask questions new climbers might.
First up – something that might stick out on your mind – what’s up with those large, protruding holds on the BKB walls, what are they called and how does one use ’em?
What makes rock climbing so appealing? What is it about climbing up and down walls that is so addictive?
I was climbing the 30 Wall the other day on a high-gravity day. I was flailing; failing hard. You know those days when you can’t seem to get your footwork quite right? When the skin on your finger-tips is shredded down paper thin and your arms are pumped after a few attempts? One of those days.
Brand spankin’ new ping pong table back at BKB. Who wants to have a tournament?
Get your ice axes ready. We’re hosting a LAVA MONSTER competition on January 25th, 2015.
Here’s a throwback to our last Lava Monster competition — which was a blast!
This year, we’re doing an ICE EDITION of Lava Monster (appropriate for the freezing weather these days), sponsored by Furnace Industries. Climbers will be using ice axes to aid their journey across the danger zones, and two winners will be crowned Ice Queen & Ice King.
You may have seen former Adaptive Climbing Group member and current Ohio resident Jon Sedor around BKB this past week. He only has one hand, but still crushes the wall. Many people upon first glance might look at Jon again and think: wait, what? But how? Here’s his answer.
9th Street Espresso has officially opened for business just across the street from BKB at newly opened pub Threes Brewing! They’ll be serving coffee & espresso from 7am-7-pm, Monday through Friday.
And, during the week of January 13th, cooks from the infamous Roberta’s will be serving up pies for your hungry stomachs, post-climb.
Now you can get your coffee fix and (soon) Bushwick pizza just a stone’s throw away.
Indoor climbing can get a little busy at times — which is great for socializing and meeting new members of the climbing community. However, when the walls get crowded, it’s important to remember your basic climbing etiquette.