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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

May 27, 2015

Date: May 27th, 2015

About Bill Ramsey


Bill Ramsey is a legend among climbers, having put up classic first ascents in the Red River Gorge years ago such as Omaha Beach (14a), Golden Boy (13b), and many others. He's 55 years old and he just sent his 3-year project at the Cathedral near St. George, UT, called "Golden for A Moment" (5.14b). 

5.14b is about as hard as Bill has ever climbed, even in his 20's and 30's, so with such a huge accomplishment under his belt, I wanted to ask him some questions.  

What We Talked About

  • staying motivated after 100's of attempts
  • his 14-hour training days
  • whether his training style has changed as he gets older
  • how he climbs and trains as a full-time philosophy professor at UNLV
  • how he eats for training and loses weight for sending
  • "The Pain Box" - his article on suffering and climbing
  • learning from the failures

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Photo Credit

Photo of Bill Ramsey by Mike Call


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