You are climbing on your project for the third time this week and you are getting closer to the crux. The pump clock is ticking so you frantically throw for that tiny crimp that has been haunting you for the past month. As you latch onto the crimp with your right hand, your [...]
Ever had your foot slip on a crimp while climbing and felt a pop or tweak in your finger? Pulley (or annular ligament) injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that rock climbers experience. Thankfully, there are ways you can treat these injuries and train at the same time. Blood flow [...]
There was a large competition over the weekend and the gym is now open for you and full of new climbs. It’s time to send those competition problems! With a mix of abstract moves, crazy high steps, intense drop knees, and tricky but necessary heel hooks, these aren’t your typical climbs. You’re feeling [...]
Wrist pain— something that almost every climber experiences at some point in their climbing career. Often times it starts off as just a tweak—a slight pain that we tend to ignore. Nothing extremely painful and certainly nothing that would stop us from trying to send our latest project. But as we keep climbing [...]
You’re almost to the top of a boulder problem that you have been projecting all week at the gym. You just need to overcome a tricky mantle to top out. You pull the move and hoist yourself up over the top. But before you can celebrate your send, you become aware of a [...]
Your body is tense as you strain against gravity’s forceful embrace to finally summit the boulder problem you’ve been diligently working on these past three weeks. As you reach for the last hold your right foot suddenly slips out from under you, sending you tumbling to the ground… again. Once the frustration clears, [...]
Although biceps tendon ruptures rare among climbing athletes, this article provides both climbers and clinicians a guideline to identify the injury if it occurs. Additionally, it provides a guideline to help understand the course of conservative rehab following surgical intervention of a distal biceps tendon rupture.