Entries by Carolyn Parker

Training Corner: Expectations

We’re in the height of climbing season and hopefully you’re all getting out and having fun! Whether you’ve set goals for alpine climbing trips, multi-pitch routes, just generally climbing harder, or learning this awesome sport of climbing for the first time, what I find consistent with all the athletes I coach is not having realistic […]

Training Corner: Alpine Strength

Training Corner: Alpine Strength by Carolyn Parker If you are new to the Chicks Training Tips take a few minutes to read the previous newsletters, there’s a lot of great information in there! We are in the thick of alpine climbing season in the US, Europe, and parts of South America. If you have a […]

Chicks Training: Long Alpine Days

Do you have your sights set on an alpine trip? Would you like to go to Mt Baker, take a trip to the Alps or do something in South America? Alpine climbing is a mix of rock climbing, ice climbing, and endurance—12hr days, 20hr days, multiple 12hr days AND it always means carrying a pack! […]

Hangboard Workouts

A KEY part of rock climbing is finger strength. Fingerboards, also known as hangboards, are both inexpensive and a great way to develop finger strength. Hangboards are particularly efficient if you are too busy to get to the climbing gym. The first rule of training on a hangboard is to err on the side of […]

Rock Climbing Training Program-Advanced

Advanced Rock Climbing Training Program First read 8-Week Basic Rock Climbing Program Part 1 and Part 2. Then, when you finish the 8-Week Basic Rock Climbing Program (nice work btw!), try the Advanced Rock Climbing Training Program, which builds on the Basic Training program with 1) back-to-back climbing days 2) and bouldering. Schedule: Monday – Yoga […]

Chicks Training: More Tips for Bombproof Shoulders

Whatever your goals, shoulder stability is paramount. I cannot stress the benefit of shoulder strength and stability enough. I’ve emphasized this in the past in Training Tip: Solid Shoulders. For newcomers to Chicks Training Tips, it’s worth looking back through ALL my past posts to get a fuller picture of the progression of my training […]

Advanced Workout for Ski Training

Winter is officially here December 21st!  The pacific northwest and the Alps have been hogging all the snow and honestly, I’m a little jealous here in Colorado where it’s dry and sunny…although that hasn’t hurt my extended rock climbing season. But enough of that – the snow will fly, it always does, and when it […]

Ice Climbing Workout – How to Train for Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing Workout Winter is on its way and so is ice climbing season. So, here is your ice climbing workout! Maybe you’re new to ice climbing, but you’ve decided to head to Ouray for one of our ice climbing clinics. Or, maybe the backcountry is your calling and you’re off to Cody, Wyoming. No matter […]