Mike Kimmel: Improvement From Injury
June 24, 2015

“Injury” might be the most hated word in rock climbing. However, it is also one of the truths of taking any athletic pursuit seriously; if you spend a significant portion of your life climbing, is it likely that you will, at some point, have to endure a climbing injury.

Paul Morley: Lessons Part II, Fear
June 23, 2015

The first time I related my climbing experiences to my students was for the more horrifying time during a students careers, and one that never seems to get easier: the fear of the test. Many times before I administer an exam, I quote Frank Herbert’s classic Dune. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert.

Paul Morley: Lessons Part V, Persistence

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan. Didn’t top out that boulder problem in Hueco after 10 tries? Do you really want it? Then @#$%ing go get it. Try it again. And if it takes you 15 more tries, so be it…if that is what you want.

Shane Messer: Spark
June 22, 2015

We sent Shane Messer, route setter, coach, and Evolv Team member to Spain to test out our newest all around shoe, the Spark. Check out how they stood up!

Paul Morley: Lessons Part I, Intro
June 17, 2015

One of the best things about being on the Evolv team is that I identify with this company’s name. Evolving is part of living, and it encompasses so many aspects of life: challenge, struggle, belief, persistence, and patience, all hopefully resulting in whatever glory we seek whether that be clipping the chains on a route, topping out a boulder problem, or more importantly becoming a better person.

Luc Reid: Horseshoe Canyon
June 16, 2015

I recently took a three day trip to Horseshoe Canyon with my friends Cole and Hunter. We arrived the first day, set up the hammocks for camp later that night, and headed out to find some easier routes for the warm up day...

Megan Sajbel: Into Deep
June 15, 2015

Majorca's sea is not like others I have experienced, it has a subtle beauty to it. When you calm your mind enough you began to notice the way in which the sea and sand moves. If you look closer you see all the details you missed at first glance. Majorca's beauty lies in how you experience the movement.

Brady Deal: Nothing Comes Easy in Alaska
June 8, 2015

Summer so far has been filled with a lot of sun, rain, cold, but also very uncharacteristically hot weather. I personally find it very difficult to make it into the climbing gym when it is a beautiful day outside, so I’ve resorted to after work scrambles in the high Chugach...

Josh Muller: The World of Beta
June 6, 2015

We all love beta, especially when pumped silly and about to take an unfavourable fall. Beta is a precise, thorough explanation of a sequence or climb.

Erica Meister: IFSC Speed World Cup
May 26, 2015

Sunday May 17th had a lot of firsts. The IFSC Speed World Cup in Central Saanich, BC was the first of the 2015 IFSC season and the first speed world cup ever to be held in North or South America. It also happened to be my first world cup. On my first run in qualifiers, I was paired with the current world record holder.