NACS Vail Competition, Boards Deep Dive, and How Climbing Walls Have Changed

NACS Vail Competition, Boards Deep Dive, and How Climbing Walls Have Changed

Welcome to Behind The Wall, a weekly newsletter published every Saturday.

Each week, I highlight the favourite things I’ve watched, read and listened to from the world of indoor and competition climbing. I also track where you can buy competition tickets during the World Cup season.

This week, Testpiece Climbing and Tension Climbing talk about boards in a two-piece collaboration. Zach Richardson explains in depth, from a behind-the-scenes view, his success at the North American Cup in Vail. Hannah Morris takes a look at how climbing walls have changed over the decades.

Climbing Gold talks to Sierra Blair about how she embraced social media on her way to becoming a professional climber and how she dealt with the hate she got from the community for something that is now expected of professional athletes.

We’ve also got a second episode of the 20-Hold Speed Climbing podcast, where Albert Ok and Peter Schnabel talk about conditions and how they affect Speed Climbing.

I know there is lots of great content that I don’t know about. Let me know at, and I’ll give you a shout-out if I feature it.

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International Climbing Competition Tickets

The competition season has started, so here is the rundown of where you can find World Cup and OQS tickets.

That’s a Wrap

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See you next week!

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