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Ep. 135: Working For It with Anna Davey

The first of the Oz Tapes! In this episode I sit down with Anna Davey, a professional climber from Perth, Western Australia. Anna has a healthy following on social media, and as a result, gets her fair share of haters. But I know that's only a tiny part of the story - one that starts with a big dream and a lot of hard work. Anna puts in that work and is living her dream. 

You can find Anna on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/anna.davey

You can listen to a great podcast episode with her at Baffle Days Podcast. 

You can follow Anna on Youtube HERE. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 134: Board Meetings | Should You Train Full Crimp and Pockets?

Nate and I aren't always in the same place, but we still want to talk about things. So this is going to be a new, ongoing format - short board meetings done remotely. We plan to discuss current events, hot topics, training ideas - whatever. Could be damn near anything. 

In this episode we discuss an often argued about aspect of training - Should you or shouldn't you train the full crimp and pocket grips? 

If you're in the Houston area and want to sign up for the Beginner clinics at Momentum Silver Street, you can do that HERE. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 133: Board Meetings | EMPOWERED

Created by the coaches of Power Company Climbing, "EMPOWERED: A Bouldering Intensive" is a 3 day bouldering seminar aimed to provide the self-coached climber with the tools and tactics needed to construct effective training plans, analyze their own movement, track measurable progress, and engage a productive mental approach when bouldering.

Where: Crux Conditioning, Chattanooga, TN
When: December 13-15, 2019
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 8am - 2pm

*PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18+ *

You can register at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/empowered

It's gonna fill up fast - get in now!

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 132: A Business for the People with Dave Chancellor and Yusuf Daneshyar of Climb SoiLL

Every week I get emails asking about how to start a small business in the climbing space. While I do my best to answer these questions, I also have many of my own. Dave and Yusuf, along with Dave's brother Dan, are some of the people I turn to when I have those questions - or just for short chats that I always walk away from with several important ideas. 

Climb SoiLL is opening a new gym, and as a community based business, I wanted to know how that process has been - as well as the building of a business successful enough to expand in the first place. 

I sit down with Dave and Yusuf the morning after an exciting and packed SoiLL Showdown to talk through the building of a business and a loyal community. 

You can learn more about the new gym and see the announcement video mentioned in the episode at https://stcharles.climbsoill.com/

You can visit the original Power Plant location at https://climbsoill.com/

You can find Climb SoiLL on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/climbsoill

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com 

Check out the new shirts and a sale on all of our old tanks at http://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/apparel

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

 

Ep. 131: Adapting Pt. 2 with Maureen Beck

Epic.

If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet, go do it NOW. It should already be right there in your pocket super computer.

In this episode I sit down at a campfire in the Red River Gorge with Mo, who recently completed her trip to Lotus Flower Tower and the World Championships. Find out how it all went. 

You can find Mo at www.moinmountains.com

You can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mo.in.mountains

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 130: Adapting Pt. 1 with Maureen Beck

Mo Beck is a professional climber, 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, multiple time World Champion, stand up comedian (not really but she should be) and all around BADASS. 

In this episode, Part 1 of 2, we sit down in a busy Outdoor Retailer hallway to discuss a little of her background, her work with the US Adaptive Athletes, and her big looming trip to the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables with fellow adaptive climber Jim Ewing. Not to mention, how's she simultaneously trying to train for it AND the World Championships immediately after her trip. 

Don't miss Ep. 131 - Part 2, where I catch up with Mo in Red River Gorge for a post-trip follow up. It should already be in your feed! 

You can find Mo at www.moinmountains.com

You can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mo.in.mountains

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 129: Success and Failure with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is one of the most open pros out there, and this conversation is no different. Between competition and notching ascents of some of the planets most inspiring lines of up to 14b and V13, she's waged her fair share of battles. In this episode we sit down and discuss roadtrip projects, the difference between competition pressure and redpoint pressure, and what it means to try something you ultimately may fail on. 

You can find Mina at www.minalesliewujastyk.com

You can find Mina on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/minaclimbing

You can check out Project Mina at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/projectmina

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 128: Mentorship with Dru Mack and Lee Smith

In this episode I sit down for an emotional conversation with my good friends Dru Mack and Lee Smith about the interesting topic of mentorship. How it starts, what it means, and what happens when the student surpasses the teacher. 

Some say that mentorship is dying. I'm not sure that's true, though mentors are definitely outnumbered by new climbers. As such, it's evolving into something entirely different. Dru and Lee's relationship has straddled these changes, and has evolved into something totally new. Something that while it may not look the same on the outside, has to be founded in trust and direction. 

You can find Lee on Instagram HERE.

You can find Dru on Instagram HERE.

You can find Climb Malawi HERE. The GoFundMe is HERE. Find them on Instagram HERE to see the photo mentioned in the episode. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

You can find our Custom Plan openings at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/custom

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 127: Thoughtful Process with Sam Elias

Sam Elias really needs no introduction. He's one of America's top sport climbers, so it's likely you've heard of him. While some climbers cultivate an image that is extremely shallow and limited, it's not so with Sam. He wears his heart on his sleeve - as well as his ruminations with that fact. It's been fascinating to watch Sam openly mature in both his climbing and his approach to life, and it's no coincidence that his climbing has continued to elevate as a result. 

You can see the Shadowboxing checklist and links to Sam's recent video project with Russ Clune at http://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/2019/4/23/episode-127-thoughtful-process-with-sam-elias

You can find Sam at www.bookofsamuel.com

You can find Sam on instagram at www.instagram.com/bookofsamuel

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

Come and work with us at www.climbingwallsummit.org or www.performanceclimbingcoach.com 

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 126: The Climbing Wall Association Summit with Emily Moore

I'm back in the States and back on the podcast grind. I apologize for the absence. Sort of, but not really. I was rock climbing, and that's gonna win over podcast every time. ANYWAY...

Today's guest is Emily Moore, the Events Manager for the Climbing Wall Association. Last spring I attended the CWA Summit and was blown away by the event. It's what I always hoped Outdoor Retailer would be, but never was. It was not only a networking and meeting space, but also a place for learning from other experts in the industry and for hearing about emerging ideas and conversations. 

Brilliant. 

Emily has a passion for making all of this happen, and she's very good at it. How she does it all so elegantly, I have no idea, but it happens. 

You can find out more about CWA at https://climbingwallindustry.site-ym.com/default.aspx

You can register for the Summit at https://www.climbingwallsummit.org/

Check out the upcoming Performance Climbing Coach Seminars at www.performanceclimbingcoach.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.