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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.

Apr 26, 2023

Steep Climbing Workshop May 2nd, 2023

Coach Alex Stiger is hosting a 2-hour presentation + Q&A on how to train for steep climbing on the wall and off the wall. She’ll be using a series of videos and other resources to describe some climbing drills, strength training tactics, and mindset shifts to help you feel less intimidated and more confident on steeper angles of climbing.

Alex will show you all the drills, all the strength exercises, and all the mindset practice you need to unlock steep climbing for yourself. You’ll find out exactly what to incorporate into your training plan and climbing sessions in this 2-hour workshop.

  • What: Live presentation with Q&A throughout and afterward
  • When: May 2nd at 6-8:15pm MDT
  • Where: Zoom (you’ll receive details after purchase)
  • Recorded: Everything will be recorded in case you can’t make it live
  • Online Course: 3 months access to videos, drills, etc, from the presentation
  • Cost: $39

If you sign up by this Friday, April 28th, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win Alex’s recent 5.12 Breakthrough Series (all the recordings), which is about 7 hours of video/audio content and worth $147.

​Sign Up for the Steep Climbing Workshop​


How to Approach the Different Angles of Climbing

In this episode, I talk with TrainingBeta Coach, Alex Stiger, about the differences between the different angles of rock climbs:

  • slab
  • vertical
  • slightly steep (less than 30 degrees)
  • standard steep (30-45 degrees)

We go over our own experience and mindset around each angle of climbing, what skills are involved with each, how to strength train for each, and mindset issues that come up around all of them.

This is a lovely little exploration into the nuances of all of these different angles of climbing, and once again, Alex came prepared with a detailed outline of information that’s usable right away and interesting to listen to. She truly is such a keen observer of our sport.


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Photo Credit

Daila Ojeda enjoys the views of Monaco while climbing at La Turbie, France. Photo by Colette McInerney @etteloc