Book: Climb to Fitness—The Ultimate Guide to Customizing a Powerful Workout on the Wall

Maximize the tools and workouts at your climbing gym with this easy-to-follow guide

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Climb to Fitness Book Rock Training Strength Workout

Climb to Fitness shows climbers of all stripes—both novice and beyond—how best to use the various parts of the climbing gym for their own customized workout. It explores the features modern climbing gyms now offer—bouldering walls, toprope zones, lead climbing, hangboards, weight rooms, and more—and how to use those features to not only enhance climbing ability but also to build overall strength. Whether you want a step-by-step workout or a buffet of workouts to create your own unique regimen, Climb to Fitness will get you there.

Available: April 30, 2018

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Julie Ellison is the editor-at-large at Climbing Magazine. Climbing Magazine has been publishing climbing content since 1970, covering news, skills, training, gear, people, achievements, trends, and the lifestyle surrounding our sport. It is THE source for climbing training and skills, making it a focus of each print issue and digital content.

Film: How Matt Cornell Free Soloed One of America’s Classic Hard Mixed Routes

"The Nutcracker" explores the mental challenges of solo climbing and the tactics Cornell used to help him send the route.