These Words Like Rocks
A Journal of outdoor play & culture
Epic mountains, varied climbing styles on solid rock, and a community of motivated and kind climbers make Bishop my favorite place to boulder.
A reflection on the meaning of grades and their power to either inspire confidence or demoralize.
A week-long “digital detox” offers perspective on my relationship to my phone and the need for healthy boundaries between virtual realities and the “real world.”
Physical therapist Matt Heyliger merges his passions for outdoor athletics and body mechanics to deliver fine-tuned, effective treatment. His interview offers tips for climbers on how to maintain stability and mobility on and off the rock.
The Inge Perkins Scholarship offers financial support to a young female climber in Inge’s hometown of Bozeman, Montana—here’s some thoughts on how climbing helps girls become strong women.
Spaghetti squash, sausage, and chevre team up for the win in this falltastic casserole.
Climbing coach and trainer Kris Hampton speaks to the common mistakes climbers make while training and how to balance time on real rock with intentional training indoors.
A simplified approach to macros for your unique body.
A perfect snack for the crag.
Shannon O’Grady talks supplements for athletic performance and the nutrient many women athletes may need more of in their diets.
Self-limiting beliefs and the power of language: an epiphany from a “non-runner” while running.
Nothing better. Nothing. (Gluten-free crust option!)