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Climbing Musings & Meditations

Preparations, Failure, and Fun

I get immense satisfaction from climbing alpine routes, more than any other single activity. There is nothing quite like a waking up before dawn in the bitter cold, forcing down some coffee and a snack before heading upwards, spending the day putting out immense…

October 4, 2013
Erica Lineberry - Running: From a Climber’s Perspective
Climbing Run

Running: From a Climber’s Perspective

Just like not everyone who climbs is a “climber,” not everyone who runs is a “runner,” and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m the former, not the latter! And while most people probably can guess that rock climbing is great exercise, it’s…

March 8, 2013
Climbing Run

Two Questions

During my phone interview to be an Athleta sponsored athlete this year, I was asked two questions that I wish I could answer again, more coherently. I’m perpetually a mess on the phone, and am much more comfortable one-on-one, in person. So I’d like…

February 1, 2013
Erica Lineberry - Finishing a Goal

Finishing a Goal

Twelve 5.12’s for 2012! As this year draws to a close, I am excited to share that I wrapped up a year-long goal of mine just a few weeks ago! At the tail end of 2011, I managed to send my very first route…

December 10, 2012
Climbing Musings & Meditations

Power of Heart

For those of you readers that are on the other side of 30, you may remember a TV show called Captain Planet. The heroes of this kid’s series were five environmental good guys, known as “Planeteers,” each possessing a magic ring that controlled an element…

October 18, 2012

A Life Exposed

Exposure is a commonly used term in rock climbing that might not be familiar to those outside of the sport. I found an online dictionary that defined it as “being in a situation in which you are very aware that you are high off…

September 2, 2012

The Art of Projecting

For those non-climbers out there, the term “projecting” is used to describe the process that one goes through to successfully redpoint a route near or at their limit.  A route is considered “sent” (aka redpointed) when the climber is able to lead the route…

May 27, 2012
Stop and Look - by Erica Lineberry
Climbing Healthy Inspiration

Stop and Look

“Don’t forget to look out!” I’m a little better about it now, but when I first started climbing outdoors, I was notorious for climbing to the top of a route, getting lowered down, and then proceed to hear every person that climbed after me…

March 19, 2012

Climbing 101 – New Adventures for a New Year

When people find out that I’m a rock climber, the usual reaction is something to the effect of – “Wow, I could never do that!” My response is almost always “What’s stopping you?!?” So many times we as women refuse to undertake new adventures…

January 31, 2012