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Board Meetings | Stop Blaming the Routesetters

The title says it all. We do it too much. We blame the routesetters for our own failings, our own shortcomings, our own lack of commitment, our own destructive ego. It's not their fault. Here's why. 

 

You can see the blogpost referenced in the episode at https://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/2018/1/14/rock-climbs-make-terrible-gym-problems

You can find the Crag Kit and Boulder Bag at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/essential-elements

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Eric Jerome featuring Max Zolotukhin | What Makes a Great Boulder?

Eric Jerome loves lists. All kinds of them. Lucky for us, he also happens to be a brutally strong boulderer with a penchant for nerding out about all things bouldering.

I sat down with Eric and special guest Max Zolotukhin (one of the few people with a nerd level to rival Eric’s) and did my best to hold my own in one of the nerdiest conversations this podcast has ever hosted. Turns out, we only got about 1/3rd of the way through what we needed to. Hopefully at some point I’ll get these two to sit down again for more in depth examination of the most subjective objective list ever created.

You can find the Top 100 List, complete with videos, at https://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/top-100-boulders-us

You can find Eric on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/eric.jerome

Check out the Crag Kit and Boulder Bag at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/essential-elements

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanyclimbing

Uprising Resources at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/uprising-resources

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Board Meetings | Bouldering Tactics Part 3 | Tools

In Part 3 of our series on Bouldering Tactics, Nate and I sit down to discuss the tools needed to be an effective boulderer. Ok, maybe not all of them are needed - but all of them can be helpful. 

Find the Crag Kit and Boulder Bag at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/essential-elements

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

Board Meetings | Bouldering Tactics Part 2

Part 2 of 3.

In this episode Nate and I sit down to try and parse out a topic that is FAR too big for one episode - bouldering tactics. We intended for this to be a 2-parter, but it ended up being over 3 hours total, so we're making it a 3 part series instead. 

You can find the new Crag Kit and Boulder Bag at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/essential-elements

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Board Meetings | Bouldering Tactics Part 1

In this episode Nate and I sit down to try and parse out a topic that is FAR too big for one episode - bouldering tactics. We intended for this to be a 2-parter, but it ended up being over 3 hours total, so we're making it a 3 part series instead. 

You can find the new Crag Kit and Boulder Bag at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/essential-elements

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Brandon Belcher | Operating This Body is Dangerous

Brandon Belcher is an Atlanta based climber who loves slopers and cats and carefully chooses his words. Those words often carry an important impact - one that many of us need to better understand. 

You can find Brandon on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mr.bigstrings

Check out the upcoming Trivia Night to support We Climb at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/trivia-night

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.  

Updates + Melissa Utomo on Sends and Suffers

It's been a hectic few weeks (months) over here, and I wanted to give you all an update on what we've been working on. So many exciting things coming! 

I also wanted to play you a short clip of a podcast episode I recently listened to that needs to get into more ears. Episode 11 of Sends and Suffers with Melissa Utomo - even though I knew of the situation - was eye opening for me. I think you'll want to hear it. 

Melissa on Sends and Suffers on Apple Podcasts

Melissa on Sends and Suffers on Spotify

Support the IndieGoGo!

Sends and Suffers Website

Melissa on Instagram

Sends and Suffers on Instagram

Mario on Instagram

Get a signed copy of Big Walls by Paul Piana

Level up your campus training with the new Power Strips!

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Joslynn Corredor | Coaching for a Cause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re a regular listener, you may remember the conversation from Episode 106 with trainer Joslynn Corredor about her experience with breast cancer and identity after a double mastectomy.

Since we last spoke, Jos has created a GoFundMe scholarship program for women who are going through similar situations to train with her. We all know that once being an athlete has become part of our identity, having it stripped away can be devastating. Jos aims to restore that identity for other women.

You can donate to the GoFundMe at: 

 
You can find Jos online at bodyenroute.com
 
Other good resources for more information and other non-profit organizations doing great things: 
 
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. 

Paul Piana | Big Walls and Big Dreams

Paul Piana is a legend. There's no debate about that. In this episode Paul and I sit down at my house and discuss his partnership with Todd Skinner and big dreams of big walls. 

We have a limited number of signed copies of Paul's 1997 book Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free Climbing Frontier. You can get them and find more information on the Todd Skinner Legacy Fund at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/paul-piana

Register for Rocktoberfest at https://www.accelevents.com/e/RocktoberFest2020

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. 

Mario Stanley and Dynell Hunter | Black Joy

This is one of the most special conversations I've ever been a part of. I didn't know what to expect going in, and my emotions surrounding this conversation took some time to work through. 

Thanks to Mario and Dynell for being so open and letting me - and us - into this love fest. 

You can find Mario and his podcast at https://mariostanley.com/sendsandsuffers

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. 

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