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Ep. 139: Damage Control in Chaos with Lee Cossey

If Australian Lee Cossey lived in North America, he’d be a name mentioned alongside Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter as one of the best all around climbers on the planet. That’s because he IS one of the best all around climbers on the planet. For some reason, despite the internet making information easy to share, we in the US are largely blind to what else - or who else - is out there.

Lee has not only established and climbed 5.14+ and hard double digits boulders, he’s also freed several El Cap routes - done in a single push with no fixed ropes - and climbed huge Patagonian walls (Riders on the Storm). He’s also a physio and climbing coach. And husband. And dad. Lee’s wife, Andrea Hah, who makes a cameo in this episode, is an exercise physiologist and bonafide badass herself - maybe Australia’s best female all around climber. She and Lee own and operate Move Clinic, a one stop shop for keeping and making athletes strong and healthy, as well as Camp Street Climbing, an adjoining climbing gym, both located in Katoomba.

I sat down with Lee at his home in the Blue Mountains to discuss some of his philosophies as both a coach and as one of Australia’s strongest (and best) climbers. He’s a legend around there - deservedly so - and like so many legends in this sport, you’d never know unless someone else pointed it out for him.

I’m here to point it out.

If you're in the San Francisco area, come and see us at Bridges Rock Gym. Register here: https://www.bridgesrockgym.com/events

If you're in Minneapolis, come and see me at MBP. More info at: https://minneapolisboulderingproject.com/hot-august-nights

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Ep. 138: Endurance Climbing with Dru Mack

Honorary co-host Dru Mack is back in the building, and this time we're talking about what might be Dru's bread and butter - endurance climbing. We both learned to climb in the Red River Gorge, an area famous for it's steep, pumpy climbing, so we both think we're experts on the subject, and we both believe that many of today's coaches are getting it wrong. 

We're also, concurrently with this episode, dropping a training program that Dru and I have spent the last week building specifically for people who are going to be heading to the Red River Gorge - though it can be useful for trips to anywhere with the same pumpy style. Red River Pump Prep is an 8 week online group training program, complete with video descriptions for each workout as well as a group chat with both Dru and I for the duration of the plan. There are only 25 spots available! You can find out more at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/pumpprep

You can find Dru at www.drumackclimbs.com and on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drumack5

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. 137: Board Meetings | Top 5 Barriers to Outdoor Climbing Improvement

In this episode Nate and I sit down to discuss an important topic - the top 5 reasons why people who train and train and train still can't improve their climbing outdoors. It can be a struggle - there isn't a 1:1 return on training investment, particularly if you don't have a few key things in place. 

Do you fall into one of these categories? If so, level up! 

You can learn more about our Bridges Rock Gym Youth Team Workshops at https://www.bridgesrockgym.com/events

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. 136: Successful Climbing Coaching with Will Hammersla

As the National Coach for Sport Climbing Australia, Will Hammersla has a tough job. The Olympics are now in play, and in a country as spread out as Australia, where it can be 10 hours between major cities, cultivating a "team" is damn near impossible. But he's working at it on a bedrock of solid principles and philosophies, and the work seems to be paying off. 

Support the Australian National Team at https://www.gofundme.com/f/2019-international-coaching-season

Find Will and Tri Climbing at https://tri-climbing.com.au/

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. 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

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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.