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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.

Jul 6, 2022

Work with Matt or Alex as Your Climbing Coach

Matt Pincus and Alex Stiger are both experienced climbing coaches who will work with you from anywhere in the world to help you create and reach your climbing goals. They can either consult with you on making your own program or they will create a detailed program for you based on your lifestyle and equipment availability.


How Alex, Matt, and I Are Approaching Our Mega Projects

In the episode, I sit down with Coaches Matt Pincus and Alex Stiger to discuss how we trained and prepared for our projects, which are the hardest routes we’ve tried. We go over what the projects mean to us, how we stay mentally focused, and what we’re doing this summer to train for when the weather gets better.

This is an intimate look at how two climbing coaches and I think about and physically prepare for hard rock climbing, and I hope it gives you some inspiration and ideas for your own projects!


Episode Details

  • Where we all are in our processes with our projects
  • What our projects are
  • What the projects mean to us in our climbing careers
  • Our mental processes on the route
  • Our tactics for redpointing
  • Whether comparison with others affects our processes
  • How to keep a growth mindset on hard projects
  • What we would’ve done differently to prepare
  • How we’re all training this month to prepare for better weather
  • How to be mentally fresh while projecting

Fear of Falling Workshop

Coach Alex Stiger is hosting a Fear of Falling workshop next Tuesday, July 12th, where she’ll guide you in systematically overcoming your fear of falling in climbing. It will be a 2-hour live workshop on zoom (recorded) plus 3 months’ access to an online course with videos and resources from the workshop.

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Photo Credit

Photo of Neely Quinn on Tombraider 5.13d by James Lucas @james_lucas